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Turkey Constitutes the Biggest Market for Imported Acetone in the Middle East

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Turkey Constitutes the Biggest Market for Imported Acetone in the Middle East

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Middle East – Acetone – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Exports in the Middle East

In 2018, acetone exports stood at $125M (IndexBox estimates). Overall, acetone exports continue to indicate a prominent expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when exports more than doubled against the previous year. The level of exports peaked in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

Saudi Arabia ($124M) represented roughly 99% of total exports of acetone in 2018.

Saudi Arabia was also the fastest-growing in terms of the acetone exports, with a CAGR of +16.6%% from 2013 to 2018. This country significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

Imports in the Middle East

In value terms, acetone imports stood at $37M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. In general, acetone imports, however, continue to indicate a deep decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of 39% against the previous year. The level of imports peaked at $66M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

Turkey ($22M) constitutes the largest market for imported acetone in the Middle East, comprising 58% of total acetone imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Iran ($4.3M), with a 12% share of total imports. It was followed by Israel, with a 11% share.

Import Prices by Country

The acetone import price in the Middle East stood at $737 per tonne in 2018.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Iran ($972 per tonne), while the United Arab Emirates ($561 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Iran, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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The Netherlands and China Are the Main Suppliers of Ginger into Russia

Demand and prices for ginger have skyrocketed in recent weeks, driven by the faith of Russian citizens in its miraculous properties to fight coronavirus.

According to the IndexBox’s report ‘Russian Federation – Ginger – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’, the revenue of the ginger market in Russia was estimated at $26M in 2018. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Since ginger is not grown in Russia, demand in the local market was fully covered by import supplies.

Imports into the Russian Federation

In 2018, the ginger imports into Russia amounted to 11K tonnes, going up by 2.5% against the previous year. Overall, ginger imports continue to indicate skyrocketing growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when imports increased by 91% against the previous year. Over the period under review, ginger imports reached their peak figure in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, ginger imports amounted to $26M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The Netherlands (3.9K tonnes), China (2.5K tonnes) and Brazil (1.1K tonnes) were the main suppliers of ginger imports to Russia, together comprising 70% of total imports. Belgium, Belarus, Nigeria and Thailand lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 22%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Belarus (+127.0% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest ginger suppliers to Russia were China ($9.4M), the Netherlands ($8.5M) and Brazil ($2.9M), together comprising 80% of total imports. Belgium, Thailand, Nigeria and Belarus lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 13%.

Belarus (+105.5% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the average ginger import price amounted to $2,444 per tonne, falling by -7% against the previous year. In general, the import price indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +6.8% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 an increase of 79% year-to-year. The import price peaked at $3,359 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, import prices failed to regain their momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was China ($3,842 per tonne), while the price for Belarus ($449 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Latest and Greatest Global Traders on the Move

Per our usual update, below is a list of the latest global trade movers and shakers impacting operations and creating higher standards in leadership. This is a comprehensive list for now, but we will continue to track ongoing recognitions for the next “Global Traders” spotlight. For now, let’s dive into major players across multiple sectors…

James I. Newsome III, the president and CEO of South Carolina Ports Authority, is among five global shipping leaders to be inducted into the 2020 International Maritime Hall of Fame, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey announced.

Joining Newsome in being honored May 13 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City are: Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises Inc., Miami, Florida; James R. Mara, president emeritus, Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors’ Association, Rutherford, New Jersey; Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, president and CEO, Tsakos Energy Navigation Corp., Athens, Greece; and Lois K. Zabrocky, president and CEO, International Seaways Inc., New York.

Sergio Sabatini was recently named president and Gord Anutooshkin was promoted to chief operating officer (COO) at Denver, Colorado-based OmniTRAX,  the fastest-growing railroad in North America. Sabatini reports to OmniTRAX CEO Kevin Shuba. Anutooshkin, who had been senior vice president of Operations, reports to Sabatini, who had been COO.

Rob Russell, previously of Progressive Rail and Union Pacific Railroad, recently joined OmniTRAX as SVP of Marketing and Commercial Strategy.

Atlanta, Georgia-based Nolan Transportation Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing non-asset truckload freight brokerages and 3PLs in North America, recently named Geoff Kelley as its president. Kelley had most recently served as chief operating officer at Coyote Logistics, a subsidiary of UPS.

Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM) promoted Michael Mitchell to senior vice president and chief operating officer. Mitchell, who has been with CCM since its 2005 launch, had been serving as interim COO. Speaking of CCM, a leading cooperative chassis pool manager in intermodal freight transport, its CEO Michael Wilson was recently elected to a three-year term on the Containerization & Intermodal Institute’s Board of Directors. So have Dr. Noel Hacegaba, deputy executive director of Administration and Operations at the Port of Long Beach, and Gregory Tuthill, chief commercial officer at SeaCube Container Leasing.

Katherine Harper has been named chief financial officer (CFO) at BDP International. Harper comes to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based global logistics and transportation solutions company from AgroFresh, a produce freshness solutions company.

Jeffrey M. Barlow was appointed CFO at Paxxal Inc., shipping platforms provider based in Noblesville, Indiana.

Rich Kurtz is the new director of National Accounts for BOLT Systems. He comes to the Nashville, Tennessee-based fleet management and freight tracking software company from Trimble Transportation.

The Oxnard Harbor District Board of Commissioners, which oversees California’s Port of Hueneme, recently voted unanimously for Jess Ramirez to serve as its president. First elected to the board in 1992, Ramirez has served as president five times before, and he worked as a longshoreman at the port for 51 years, prior to retiring last year.

Meanwhile, Celina Zacarias has been appointed to the commission. The senior director of Community and Government Relations for the California State University, Channel Islands and chairwoman of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce was appointed to fill the vacancy that came with Oxnard Harbor District Commissioner Dr. Manuel Lopez’s passing.

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Paper Sack and Bag Market in Asia-Pacific Undergoes Robust Expansion

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Asia-Pacific – paper sacks and bags – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the paper sack and bag market in Asia-Pacific amounted to $22.6B in 2018. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The level of paper sack and bag consumption peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Consumption by Country

The country with the largest volume of paper sack and bag consumption was China (4.5M tonnes), accounting for 50% of total volume. Moreover, paper sack and bag consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (1.7M tonnes), threefold. Indonesia (768K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 8.5% share.

In China, paper sack and bag consumption increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+5.1% per year) and Indonesia (+3.3% per year).

In value terms, China ($11.2B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($4.2B). It was followed by Indonesia.

The countries with the highest levels of paper sack and bag per capita consumption in 2018 were South Korea (4,002 kg per 1000 persons), China (3,086 kg per 1000 persons) and Indonesia (2,873 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast to 2030

Driven by increasing demand for paper sack and bag in Asia-Pacific, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.4% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 11M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production in Asia-Pacific

In 2018, the amount of paper sacks and bags produced in Asia-Pacific stood at 9.3M tonnes, growing by 3.9% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when production volume increased by 4.3% y-o-y.

Production by Country

China (4.9M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of paper sack and bag production, comprising approx. 52% of total volume. Moreover, paper sack and bag production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (1.7M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Indonesia (769K tonnes), with a 8.3% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in China amounted to +2.7%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: India (+5.0% per year) and Indonesia (+3.0% per year).

Exports in Asia-Pacific

In 2018, the amount of paper sacks and bags exported in Asia-Pacific totaled 543K tonnes, picking up by 3% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. In value terms, paper sack and bag exports amounted to $1.7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

China prevails in paper sack and bag exports structure, accounting for 390K tonnes, which was near 72% of total exports in 2018. Viet Nam (28K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Malaysia (26K tonnes). All these countries together occupied approx. 9.9% share of total exports. Indonesia (23K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (13K tonnes), Taiwan, Chinese (11K tonnes), South Korea (9.1K tonnes) and Sri Lanka (9K tonnes) occupied a little share of total exports.

Exports from China increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Viet Nam (+42.2%), Sri Lanka (+16.7%), Taiwan, Chinese (+13.8%), South Korea (+3.4%) and Malaysia (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Viet Nam emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Asia-Pacific, with a CAGR of +42.2% from 2007-2018. Indonesia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, China, Hong Kong SAR (-11.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China (+18 p.p.) and Viet Nam (+5 p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while China, Hong Kong SAR saw its share reduced by -6.3% from 2007 to 2018, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($1.3B) remains the largest paper sack and bag supplier in Asia-Pacific, comprising 76% of total paper sack and bag exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Viet Nam ($90M), with a 5.1% share of total exports. It was followed by China, Hong Kong SAR, with a 3.8% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the paper sack and bag export price in Asia-Pacific amounted to $3,223 per tonne, rising by 2.3% against the previous year. Over the last eleven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.0%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of 14% year-to-year. The level of export price peaked at $3,468 per tonne in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China, Hong Kong SAR ($5,150 per tonne), while Sri Lanka ($1,514 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Hong Kong, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in Asia-Pacific

In 2018, the amount of paper sacks and bags imported in Asia-Pacific stood at 260K tonnes, jumping by 5.4% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.4% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, paper sack and bag imports amounted to $721M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Japan (44K tonnes), Australia (36K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (26K tonnes), India (23K tonnes), Indonesia (22K tonnes), Singapore (17K tonnes), Malaysia (16K tonnes), South Korea (12K tonnes), New Zealand (11K tonnes), the Philippines (11K tonnes), Thailand (10K tonnes) and Taiwan, Chinese (9K tonnes) was the largest importer of paper sacks and bags imported in Asia-Pacific, mixing up 92% of total import.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest paper sack and bag importing markets in Asia-Pacific were Japan ($166M), Australia ($109M) and China, Hong Kong SAR ($75M), together accounting for 49% of total imports. These countries were followed by Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Taiwan, Chinese and Thailand, which together accounted for a further 43%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the paper sack and bag import price in Asia-Pacific amounted to $2,778 per tonne, surging by 4.6% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.5%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of 10% against the previous year. The level of import price peaked at $2,868 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, import prices failed to regain their momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Japan ($3,754 per tonne), while India ($1,382 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Hong Kong while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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The Apple Market in the Middle East Reached $3.3B

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

The revenue of the apple market in the Middle East amounted to $3.3B in 2018, picking up by 9% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, apple consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the apple market attained its peak figure level at $3.9B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Consumption By Country in the Middle East

The countries with the highest volumes of apple consumption in 2018 were Turkey (2.9M tonnes), Iran (1.9M tonnes) and Syria (364K tonnes), together accounting for 86% of total consumption.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of apple consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Syria, while apple consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest apple markets in the Middle East were Turkey ($1.1B), Iran ($1B) and Syria ($384M), with a combined 77% share of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of apple per capita consumption in 2018 were Turkey (35 kg per person), Iran (23 kg per person) and Syria (20 kg per person).

Production in the Middle East

In 2018, the amount of apples produced in the Middle East stood at 5.8M tonnes, approximately equating the previous year. Overall, apple production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when production volume increased by 6.9% against the previous year. The general negative trend in terms of apple output was largely conditioned by a relatively flat trend pattern of the harvested area and a mild drop in yield figures.

Production By Country in the Middle East

The countries with the highest volumes of apple production in 2018 were Turkey (3.1M tonnes), Iran (2M tonnes) and Syria (362K tonnes), together accounting for 94% of total production.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of apple production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Syria, while apple production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Harvested Area in the Middle East

In 2018, the total area harvested in terms of apples production in the Middle East totaled 426K ha, rising by 2.1% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the apple harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to apple production attained its maximum at 544K ha in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, harvested area failed to regain its momentum.

Yield in the Middle East

In 2018, the average apple yield in the Middle East amounted to 14 tonne per ha. Over the period under review, the apple yield continues to indicate a mild curtailment. Over the period under review, the apple yield attained its maximum level at 16 tonne per ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2018, yield stood at lower figures.

Exports in the Middle East

The volume of exports totaled 500K tonnes in 2018, surging by 30% against the previous year, which refers to the increased supplies from Turkey and Iran. The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, apple exports totaled $254M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Turkey was the key exporter of apples exported in the Middle East, with the volume of exports amounting to 238K tonnes, which was near 48% of total exports in 2018. Iran (139K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 28% share, followed by Lebanon (12%) and Syrian Arab Republic (4.6%). Israel (18K tonnes) and the United Arab Emirates (12K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Turkey, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest apple supplying countries in the Middle East were Turkey ($95M), Iran ($78M) and Syrian Arab Republic ($26M), with a combined 78% share of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The apple export price in the Middle East stood at $507 per tonne in 2018, dropping by -6.1% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the apple export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Export price peaked at $676 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Israel ($1,304 per tonne), while Lebanon ($213 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Imports in the Middle East

In 2018, approx. 635K tonnes of apples were imported in the Middle East; declining by -1.6% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The volume of imports peaked at 702K tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, imports failed to regain their momentum. In value terms, apple imports totaled $579M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

Saudi Arabia (187K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (125K tonnes) and Iraq (103K tonnes) represented roughly 66% of total imports of apples in 2018. Jordan (42K tonnes) occupied a 6.6% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Israel (5.9%) and Kuwait (5.1%). Qatar (26K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Israel, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest apple importing markets in the Middle East were Saudi Arabia ($194M), the United Arab Emirates ($154M) and Israel ($47M), with a combined 68% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

The apple import price in the Middle East stood at $912 per tonne in 2018, rising by 11% against the previous year. Over the last eleven years, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.7%.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Israel ($1,262 per tonne), while Iraq ($221 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Qatar, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform