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U.S. Canned Vegetable Imports to Surpass Previous Year’s Record of $1.5B

U.S. Canned Vegetable Imports to Surpass Previous Year’s Record of $1.5B

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. – Canned Vegetables – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In Q1-Q3 2021, the U.S. imported 576K tonnes of canned vegetables worth $1.3B, which was 23% more in physical terms and 17% more in monetary terms than in 2020. Over the full 2021, U.S. imports are estimated to hit the previous year’s record of $1.5B. China, Canada and Peru remain the leading suppliers of canned vegetables to America.

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U.S. Canned Vegetable Imports by Country

Canned vegetable imports into the U.S. were estimated at 704K tonnes in 2020, increasing 14% against 2019 figures. In value terms, purchases amounted to $1.5B (IndexBox estimates).

China (165K tonnes) constituted the largest canned vegetable supplier to the U.S., accounting for 23% of total imports. Moreover, canned vegetable supplies from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Canada (82K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Peru (73K tonnes), with a 10% share.

In value terms, Spain ($204M), China ($192M) and Canada ($183M) were the largest canned vegetable suppliers to the U.S., with a combined 37% share of total imports.

In 2020, the average canned vegetable import price amounted to $2,192 per tonne, declining by -4.9% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Greece ($4,441 per tonne), while the price for China ($1,162 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Thailand, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

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China Has Doubled Exports of Sanitary Towel, Tampon and Diaper to $2.3B

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘China – Sanitary Towels, Tampons, Napkins And Napkin Liners For Babies – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights‘. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

China’s Exports of Sanitary Towels and Napkins

From 2013 to 2020, China doubled exports of sanitary towels, tampons, napkins and diapers to $2.3B. In physical terms, supplies from China rose from 325K tonnes to 726K tonnes during that period (IndexBox estimates).

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In 2020, the U.S. (148K tonnes), the Philippines (90K tonnes) and Australia (44K tonnes) were the main destinations of exports of sanitary towels, tampons, napkins and diapers for babies from China, with a combined 39% share of total supplies. These countries were followed by South Korea, Viet Nam, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Venezuela, Chile, South Africa, Taiwan (Chinese) and Myanmar, which together accounted for a further 26%.

In value terms, the U.S. ($377M), the Philippines ($227M) and Australia ($123M) appeared to be the largest markets for sanitary towels, tampons, napkins and diapers exported from China worldwide, with a combined 32% share of total supplies. These countries were followed by Viet Nam, South Korea, Russia, Venezuela, Hong Kong SAR, Chile, Japan, Myanmar, South Africa and Taiwan (Chinese), which together accounted for a further 30%.

In 2020, Venezuela (+67.3% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In 2020, the average export price for sanitary towels, tampons, napkins and diapers for babies amounted to $3,122 per tonne, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Venezuela ($5,012 per tonne), while the average price for exports to the Philippines ($2,529 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Venezuela, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Platform

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European Concentrated Apple Juice Imports Dropped Twofold over the Past Decade

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Concentrated Apple Juice – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In 2020, concentrated apple juice imports in the EU dropped twofold after peaking in 2007, from $1.2B to $0.6B. In physical terms, imports fell from 808K tonnes to 463K tonnes over this period. Germany represents the main European importer of concentrated apple juice, accounting for 34% of total import volume in the EU. Austria and the Netherlands, with a further combined 25%-share, follow Germany. From 2007 to 2020, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands recorded a slump in the value of imports.


 

Concentrated Apple Juice Imports in the EU

Concentrated apple juice imports dropped to 463K tonnes in 2020, reducing by -13.7% compared with 2019 figures. In value terms, concentrated apple juice imports estimated at $584M (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

In value terms, European concentrated apple juice imports dropped twofold, from $1.2B in 2007 to $0.6B in 2020. In physical terms, imports reduced from 808K tonnes to 463K tonnes during this period.

Germany represented the major importer of concentrated apple juice in the EU, with the volume of imports reaching 158K tonnes, which was approx. 34% of total imports in 2020. Austria (58K tonnes) occupied a 13% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by the Netherlands (12%), France (11%) and Poland (11%). Ireland (20K tonnes) and Denmark (10K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, Germany ($209M) constitutes the largest market for imported concentrated apple juice in the EU, comprising 36% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($73M), with a 12% share of total imports. It was followed by Austria, with a 12% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Germany totaled -6.9%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Netherlands (-3.6% per year) and Austria (-8.8% per year).

The concentrated apple juice import price in the EU stood at $1,262 per tonne in 2020, jumping by +19% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Denmark ($1,397 per tonne), while Ireland ($572 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform 

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European Bicycle Imports Peak at $3.6B

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Bicycles And Other Cycles (Not Motorized) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights‘. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

European bicycle imports grew from $3.4B in 2019 to $3.6B in 2020, while in physical terms, imports slightly decreased by -3% y-o-y to 14M units. The supplies to the Netherlands, Germany and France comprise 58% of bicycles imported in the EU, while Austria recorded the highest import value growth last year. In 2020, the average bicycle import price in the EU grew by +3.9% y-o-y to $262 per unit.


 

Bicycle Imports in the EU

Bicycle imports in the EU dropped slightly to 14M units in 2020, decreasing by -3% in 2019. In value terms, bicycle imports grew from $3.4B in 2019 to $3.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

The Netherlands (3.5M units), Germany (2.7M units) and France (1.9M units) represented roughly 58% of total imports of bicycles and other cycles in 2020. They were distantly followed by Spain (1M units), which accounted for 7.2% of total imports. Poland (597K units), Austria (472K units), Sweden (469K units), Italy (456K units), Belgium (392K units), Denmark (352K units), the Czech Republic (280K units), Finland (263K units) and Ireland (233K units) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, the largest bicycle importing markets in the EU were Germany ($791M), the Netherlands ($768M) and France ($438M), together comprising 55% of total imports. Austria, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland and Ireland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 38%. In terms of the main importing countries, Austria (+86.4% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports last year.

In 2020, the bicycle import price in the EU amounted to $262 per unit, picking up by +3.9% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Austria ($567 per unit), while Ireland ($156 per unit) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform 

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China Strengthens Leading Position in Global Imports of Zirconium Ores and Concentrates

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Zirconium Ores and Concentrates – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The global zirconium ore and concentrate market soared by +16% y-o-y to $2.4B in 2020. China, Australia and the U.S. lead global zirconium ore and concentrate consumption, with a combined 78%-share of the total volume. China prevails in global zirconium concentrate imports, steadily increasing the volume of purchases over the last decade. In 2020, the world average import price for zirconium ores and concentrates amounted to $987 per tonne, rising at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the past ten years.


 

Global Consumption of Zirconium Ores and Concentrates

The global zirconium ores and concentrate market soared to $2.4B in 2020, increasing by +16% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, indirect taxes and intermediaries’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% from 2010 to 2020.

The countries with the highest volumes of zirconium ores and concentrates consumption in 2020 were China (1.2M tonnes), Australia (711K tonnes) and the U.S. (98K tonnes), together comprising 78% of global consumption. These countries were followed by Spain, India, Senegal and South Africa, which together accounted for a further 10%.

In value terms, China ($976M), Australia ($529M) and the U.S. ($155M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2020, together accounting for 70% of the global market. These countries were followed by Spain, India, Senegal and South Africa, which together accounted for a further 14%.

In 2020, the highest levels of zirconium ores and concentrates per capita consumption was registered in Australia (28 kg per person), followed by Senegal (3 kg per person), Spain (2 kg per person) and South Africa (1 kg per person), while the world average was estimated at 0.33 kg per person.

Global Imports of Zirconium Ores and Concentrates

In 2020, supplies from abroad of zirconium ores and concentrates decreased by -8% to 1.5M tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. In value terms, zirconium ore and concentrate imports shrank markedly to $1.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. Overall, total imports indicated a mild expansion from 2010 to 2020: the value increased at an average annual rate of +0.5% over the last decade.

China prevails in zirconium concentrate import structure, resulting in 1.1M tonnes, which was approx. 72% of total imports in 2020. It was distantly followed by Spain (101K tonnes), generating a 6.7% share of total imports. India (56K tonnes), Malaysia (35K tonnes), Italy (35K tonnes) and the U.S. (24K tonnes) held a minor share of total imports.

From 2010 to 2020, the average annual growth rates of zirconium ore and concentrate imports into China stood at +4.0%. Over this period, China increased its imports from 732K tonnes to 1.1M tonnes. From 2010 to 2020, China (+21 p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in zirconium ore and concentrate imports.

Malaysia (+6.3%) and India (+1.8%) also displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Malaysia emerged as the fastest-growing importer globally, with a CAGR of +6.3% from 2010-2020. Meanwhile, the U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Spain (-3.6%) and Italy (-9.9%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period.

In value terms, China ($869M) constitutes the largest market for imported zirconium ores and concentrates worldwide, comprising 59% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($142M), with a 9.6% share of global imports, and it was followed by India, with a 5.3% share.

In 2020, the global average import price for zirconium ores and concentrates amounted to $987 per tonne, declining by -9.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated a modest increase from 2010 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the last decade.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($2,000 per tonne), while China ($1,000 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the U.S. attained the most notable price growth rate, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

China’s Propene Imports Fall to $2B

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘China – Propene (Propylene) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights‘. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

China’s propene imports shrank from $2.9B in 2019 to $2B in 2020. In physical terms, purchases fell by -20% y-o-y to 2.5M tonnes. South Korea, Japan and Taiwan constitute the largest supplies, accounting for nearly 80% of China’s propene imports. Last year, all these countries decreased propene exports to China, while Taiwan recorded the most prominent drop in supplies.

China’s Propene Imports

Propene imports into China dropped remarkably to 2.5M tonnes in 2020, which is down by -19.8% on the year before. In value terms, propene imports reduced from $2.9B in 2019 to $2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

In 2020, South Korea (1.3M tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of propene to China, with a 52% share of total imports. Moreover, propene imports from South Korea exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Japan (599K tonnes), twofold. Taiwan (Chinese) (294K tonnes) ranked third in total imports with a 12% share.

In 2020, the volume of purchases from South Korea dropped by -11.7% y-o-y. Imports from Japan and Taiwan reduced by -15.0% y-o-y and -56.7% y-o-y, respectively.

In value terms, South Korea ($1.1B) constituted the largest supplier of propene to China, comprising 52% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($482M), with a 24% share of total imports. It was followed by Taiwan (Chinese), with an 11% share.

The average propene import price stood at $1,000 per tonne in 2020, approximately mirroring the previous year. Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the highest prices were recorded for prices from Japan ($1,000 per tonne) and Taiwan (Chinese) ($1,000 per tonne), while the price for South Korea ($1,000 per tonne) and the United Arab Emirates ($1,000 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Japan, while the prices for the other significant suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

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Mexico’s Fermented Beverage Exports to the U.S. Skyrocket

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. – Cider, Perry, Mead And Other Fermented Beverages – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

American imports of fermented beverages, such as cider, perry and mead, recorded a twofold increase last year. In 2020, the U.S. imported 243M litres of fermented beverages worth $514M. Mexico sharply increased exports to the U.S., topping the supplier country ranking. Canada and Spain followed Mexico, also ramping up exports significantly. The U.S.’s average fermented beverage import price recorded an 11%-slump, amounting to $2.1 per litre.


 

American Fermented Beverage Imports

In 2020, the amount of cider, perry, mead and other fermented beverages imported into the U.S. soared to 243M litres, increasing twofold compared with 2019. In value terms, cider, perry and mead imports skyrocketed from $284M in 2019 to $514M (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

Mexico (108M litres), Canada (56M litres) and Spain (15M litres) were the leading suppliers of cider, perry and mead imports to the U.S., with a combined 74% share of total imports.

Last year, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases amongst the leading suppliers was attained by Mexico. Mexican fermented beverage supplies to the U.S. increased from 1.5M litres in 2019 to 108M litres in 2020. Canada (+5.6% y-o-y) and Spain (+14.3% y-o-y) also recorded positive paces of export growth.

In value terms, Mexico ($222M) constituted the largest supplier of cider, perry and mead to the U.S., comprising 43% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Canada ($106M), with a 21% share of total imports, and it was followed by Japan, with an 11% share.

In 2020, the average fermented beverage import price amounted to $2.1 per litre, shrinking by -11% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Japan ($9.3 per litre), while the price for fermented beverages imported from the Netherlands ($0.9 per litre) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the UK attained the most notable growth rate in terms of prices, while the prices for the other significant supplying countries experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

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European Trade in Natural Colouring Matters Peaks Near $720M

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Colouring Matter Of Vegetable Or Animal Origin – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights‘. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Over the past decade, European exports of natural colouring matters expanded from $494M in 2010 to $720M in 2020. Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Germany and France represent major European exporters of natural colouring matters, accounting for 89% of the total export volume in the EU. The Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Denmark comprise the largest natural colouring matter importers in the EU.


 

Natural Colouring Matter Exports in the EU

In 2020, approx. 47K tonnes of colouring matters of vegetable or animal origin were exported in the EU, waning by -2.7% in 2019. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2010 to 2020.

In value terms, colouring matter exports spiked from $651M in 2019 to $720M (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +3.8% from 2010 to 2020.

The most significant shipments were recorded from Spain (12K tonnes), the Netherlands (8.8K tonnes), Italy (7.1K tonnes), Denmark (5.4K tonnes), Germany (4.5K tonnes) and France (3.7K tonnes), together reaching 89% of total export. Ireland (1.3K tonnes) and Austria (1.1K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, the largest colouring matter supplying countries in the EU were the Netherlands ($143M), Spain ($116M) and Denmark ($113M), together comprising 52% of total exports. These countries were followed by Germany, Italy, France, Ireland and Austria, which together accounted for a further 43%.

Over the past decade, Austria (+23% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In 2020, the export price for colouring matters of vegetable or animal origin in the EU amounted to $15,228 per tonne, surging by 14% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Ireland, while Spain was amongst the lowest. From 2010 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Austria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

European Largest Importers of Natural Colouring Matters

In 2020, the Netherlands (13K tonnes), distantly followed by Italy (8.3K tonnes), France (5.3K tonnes), Germany (5K tonnes), Spain (4.8K tonnes) and Denmark (3K tonnes) represented the leading importers of colouring matter of vegetable or animal origin, together achieving 79% of total imports. The following importers – Belgium (2.1K tonnes), Ireland (1.4K tonnes), Austria (1.3K tonnes) and Poland (1.3K tonnes) – together made up 12% of total imports.

In value terms, Germany ($108M), Spain ($97M) and France ($77M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, with a combined 46% share of total imports. Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Poland and Austria lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 45%.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Germany Expanded Lactam Imports More Than Tenfold to $6.8B in Past Decade

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Lactams From Heterocyclic Compounds – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

From 2010 to 2020, Germany boosted purchases abroad by thirteen times, from $0.5B to $6.8B, and became the world’s leading lactam importer in value terms. The U.S. ($3.4B) and Italy ($1.4B) followed Germany. Most lactam supplies come to the global market from Belgium ($1.7B), Japan ($303M) and China ($367M), which became the fastest-growing lactam exporter in the past decade.


 

Global Imports of Lactams from Heterocyclic Compounds

Total overseas purchases of lactams from heterocyclic compounds in the world grew from 1.1M tonnes in 2019 to 1.2M tonnes in 2020. In value terms, global lactam imports rose from $19.7 to $20.8B (IndexBox estimates).

The largest lactam importing markets worldwide were Germany ($6.8B), the U.S. ($3.4B) and Italy ($1.4B), together accounting for 56% of global imports in 2020.

Over the past decade, Germany (+30.4% per year) saw the highest growth rates of the import value, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In physical terms, China (280K tonnes), Taiwan (Chinese) (209K tonnes) and Germany (195K tonnes) represented the leading importers of lactams from heterocyclic compounds in the world, committing 58% of total import. They were distantly followed by Italy (105K tonnes) and India (58K tonnes), creating a 14% share of total imports. The following importers – Switzerland (49K tonnes), South Korea (48K tonnes), Slovenia (34K tonnes), Belgium (31K tonnes), Viet Nam (27K tonnes), the U.S. (21K tonnes) and Indonesia (19K tonnes) – together made up 19% of total imports.

In 2020, the average lactam import price amounted to $17,538 per tonne, approximately mirroring the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($162,254 per tonne), while Taiwan (Chinese) ($1,255 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2010 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

World’s Largest Suppliers of Lactams from Heterocyclic Compounds

Belgium ($1.7B) remains the largest lactam supplier worldwide, comprising 10% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($367M), with a 2.2% share of global exports. It was followed by Japan ($303M), with a 1.6% share.

China emerged as the fastest-growing supplier of lactams from heterocyclic compounds over the past decade. From 2010 to 2020, exports from China expanded from $0.1B to $0.4B.

Source: IndexBox Platform

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Global Aluminium Market: Russia Could Lose Export Earnings, Europe to See Higher Prices

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Aluminum – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The global aluminium market will see significant changes this year. Due to sanction restrictions, many key importers may refuse purchases from Russia, which could result in global supply chain disruptions. Russia is the second-largest supplier in the global aluminium market, accounting for 11% of total supplies.

Approximately 78% of Russian aluminium exports are sent to ten countries, namely Turkey (20%), Japan (14%), China (10%), the Netherlands (9%), the U.S. (7%), Greece (5%), Chinese Taiwan (4%), Italy (3%), South Korea (3%), and Norway (3%). Financial and logistic sanctions posed on Russia amid its conflict with Ukraine could damage supply chains, leading to local metal shortages in European countries and the U.S. and higher aluminium prices. Russia may lose its share in global aluminium exports due to possible secondary sanctions on countries that will continue importing from the country. Competitors like Canada and India are also likely to attempt to drive out Russia from the market.


 

Russia’s Aluminium Exports

In 2021, the amount of aluminum exported from Russia soared to 4M tonnes, rising by 50% compared with the previous year. In value terms, supplies skyrocketed to $7.9B.

Turkey (807K tonnes), Japan (542K tonnes) and China (410K tonnes) were the main destinations of aluminum exports from Russia, with a combined 44% share of total volume. In value terms, Turkey ($1.5B), Japan ($1.1B) and China ($720M) constituted the largest markets for aluminum exported from Russia worldwide, together comprising 42% of total supplies.

In terms of the main countries of destination, China saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports in 2021. Supplies to China rose more than threefold, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Global Aluminium Exports in 2020

The amount of aluminium exported worldwide stood at 24M tonnes in 2020, increasing by 2.3% on the year before. In value terms, supplies amounted to $44.7B.

The shipments of the eight major exporters of aluminium, namely Canada (2.9M tonnes), Russia (2.7M tonnes), India (2.1M tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (2.0M tonnes), the Netherlands (1.9M tonnes), Malaysia (1.5M tonnes), Australia (1.4M tonnes) and Norway (1.3M tonnes), represented more than half of total supplies. The following exporters – South Africa (594K tonnes), Germany (482K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (476K tonnes), Bahrain (469K tonnes) and the U.S. (424K tonnes) – each finished at a 10% share of total volume.

In value terms, Canada ($5.4B), Russia ($4.2B) and India ($3.9B) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined 30% share of global supplies. The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Norway, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Bahrain and the U.S. lagged somewhat behind, comprising a further 43%.

Leading Aluminium Importers

In 2020, the U.S. (3.5M tonnes), followed by the Netherlands (2.2M tonnes), Japan (2.1M tonnes), Germany (1.9M tonnes), Malaysia (1.6M tonnes), South Korea (1.4M tonnes), and Turkey (1.2M tonnes) represented the major importers of aluminium, together mixing up 57% of total purchases. Italy (1,058K tonnes), Poland (675K tonnes), Spain (657K tonnes), Taiwan (Chinese) (602K tonnes), Thailand (583K tonnes) and Mexico (512K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, the U.S. ($7B), the Netherlands ($4.1B) and Germany ($3.8B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, with a combined 32% share of global supplies.

Source: IndexBox Platform