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U.S. Textile Bag And Canvas Market – China’s Imports Bounces Back after Two Years of Decline

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U.S. Textile Bag And Canvas Market – China’s Imports Bounces Back after Two Years of Decline

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. Textile Bag And Canvas Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the textile bag and canvas market in the U.S. amounted to $7B in 2018, increasing by 7.8% 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +6.4% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of 18% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the textile bag and canvas market attained its maximum level in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Production of Textile Bags And Canvases in the U.S.

In value terms, textile bag and canvas production amounted to $4B in 2018. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +8.3% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when production volume increased by 20% against the previous year. Textile bag and canvas production peaked in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, the amount of textile bags and canvases exported from the U.S. stood at 6.5K tonnes, growing by 51% against the previous year. Over the period under review, textile bag and canvas exports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 51% y-o-y. Over the period under review, textile bag and canvas exports reached their peak figure at 7K tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, textile bag and canvas exports totaled $47M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Overall, textile bag and canvas exports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when exports increased by 36% against the previous year. Exports peaked at $59M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum.

Exports by Country

Thailand (578 tonnes), Australia (567 tonnes) and Trinidad and Tobago (464 tonnes) were the main destinations of textile bag and canvas exports from the U.S., with a combined 25% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Viet Nam, Poland, China, India, Russia, Malaysia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, which together accounted for a further 46%.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Viet Nam (+1,030.1% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for textile bag and canvas exported from the U.S. were Poland ($7.6M), Australia ($6.7M) and the Dominican Republic ($4.4M), with a combined 40% share of total exports. Costa Rica, China, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 18%.

In terms of the main countries of destination, Viet Nam (+393.6% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to exports, over the last five years, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average textile bag and canvas export price stood at $7,219 per tonne in 2018, waning by -45.8% against the previous year. Overall, the export price indicated a slight increase from 2013 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the last five years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the average export price increased by 52% against the previous year. In that year, the average export prices for textile bags and canvases reached their peak level of $13,329 per tonne, and then declined slightly in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Poland ($17,736 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Russia ($272 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to the Dominican Republic (+55.6% per year), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the textile bag and canvas imports into the U.S. totaled 351K tonnes, rising by 8% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, textile bag and canvas imports attained their maximum at 360K tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, textile bag and canvas imports totaled $1.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Overall, textile bag and canvas imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 8.9% against the previous year. Imports peaked at $1.6B in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, imports failed to regain their momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2018, China (197K tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of textile bag and canvas to the U.S., with a 56% share of total imports. Moreover, textile bag and canvas imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, India (83K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Bangladesh (25K tonnes), with a 7.1% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume from China amounted to -2.2%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: India (+13.0% per year) and Bangladesh (+7.4% per year).

In value terms, China ($905M) constituted the largest supplier of textile bag and canvas to the U.S., comprising 62% of total textile bag and canvas imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($218M), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by Bangladesh, with a 8.4% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China stood at -3.0%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: India (+11.5% per year) and Bangladesh (+5.9% per year).

After two years of decline, Chinese imports of textile bag and canvas into the U.S. rebounded in 2018, with an increase of 8.5% y-o-y.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the average textile bag and canvas import price amounted to $4,139 per tonne, standing approx. at the previous year. In general, the textile bag and canvas import price, however, continues to indicate a temperate descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 an increase of 0.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average import prices for textile bags and canvases attained their maximum at $4,572 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Bangladesh ($4,877 per tonne), while the price for India ($2,627 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Indonesia, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Companies Mentioned in the Report

Dhs Systems, Rainier Industries, Covercraft Industries, Duluth Trading Company, North Sails Group, J & M Industries, Anchor Industries, Thomas Sign and Awning Company, Holland Awning, Outdoor Research, Hdt Expeditionary Systems, Veada Industries, C. R. Daniels, Bestop, Starr Aircraft Products, ADM Corporation, Kenneth Fox Supply Company, Polytex Fibers, Adco Products, Marine Accessories Corporation, Gleason Corporation, Webasto-Edscha Cabrio USA, Outdoor Venture Corporation, Magna Car Top Systems of America, Mpc Group, Ajr Enterprises, Targus Group International, Bluewater Defense, Mondi Bags Usa

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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5 Tips for Launching New App Features

Plan the release. 

While you’re still in the planning phase for a new feature, it’s a good idea to also think about how you will release it. This is something often done within the design process.

Things you should incorporate into this include: 

-Who will see this feature first? (Are there internal or external beta groups?)

-What is success for this feature?

-Who will see the feature once it’s in a steady state? (Is this for VIP customers or everyone?)

-Is there important timing tied to this release, such as an event or special time of the calendar year?

Tools that will help you with this include product delivery and tracking tools

Build awareness.

Awareness around a release is important for both internal and external groups. Within your organization, do teams have the support they need to be successful? Think about what your sales, marketing, customer success, or any other team will need in terms of understanding the feature being released, and how to answer any questions they might face. Externally, awareness should be tied back to how you will measure success. 

Tools that will help you accomplish this include go-to-market plans, centralized information repositories, and any other tools that will help your teams (and customers!) stay connected, informed, and collaborative. 

Measure your release.

After the release has happened, how will you know if it was successful? Because you already thought about success metrics in the planning stage, you should be ready to measure whether or not it was successful. 

Tools that will help with this include those that surface sales and ops metrics. Also, it’s important to consider these together—look at performance and monitoring metrics, support requests by volume, and qualitative feedback from customers and prospects.

Celebrate and recognize.

Take time to celebrate your wins. Shipping software is like a muscle, the more frequently you do it, the easier it is to execute. If you ship less frequently, the process begins to atrophy and the action becomes more difficult. Celebration (even for small wins) provides motivation to continue practicing the act of shipping, and results in more stable services and products.

Reflect and iterate. 

Software is never done, and neither is a process for software delivery. After the release has occurred and you’ve paused to enjoy the moment, now it’s time to reflect back on what went well and what didn’t. Reflect on both process and product.

Tie process back to culture—consider the tools that you use for process, what enabled you to do more and what was a hindrance? Use this feedback and apply what you learned from measuring success in the planning phase for the next release. Learn how you can adjust and improve upon what you shipped.

 

Adam Zimman, VP of Product and Platform, LaunchDarkly

Adam has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of roles from software engineering through to technical sales. He has worked in both enterprise and consumer companies such as VMware, EMC and GitHub. Adam is driven by a passion for inclusive leadership and solving problems with technology. One additional objective is to be a part of a diverse and equitable company. Not simply an organization that accepts diversity, but one that actively pursues a more diverse and inclusive team as an imperative for building better products and services. Adam is also an Advisor for a number of startups and nonprofits. His perspective on life has been shaped by a background in physics and visual art, an ongoing adventure as a husband and father and a childhood career as a fire juggler.

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Persimmon Market in the Middle East – Key Insights

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

The revenue of the persimmon market in Middle East amounted to $75M in 2017, growing by 10% 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). The total market indicated a remarkable expansion from 2012 to 2017: its value increased at an average annual rate of +9.4% over the last five years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Based on 2017 figures, the persimmon consumption increased by +72.2% against 2012 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when it surged by 32% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the persimmon market reached its peak figure level in 2017, and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Production in the Middle East

In 2017, the amount of persimmons produced in Middle East stood at 60K tonnes, growing by 2.4% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.4% from 2012 to 2017; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

Persimmon Exports

The exports totaled 7.6K tonnes in 2017, rising by 21% against the previous year. The persimmon exports continue to indicate a drastic decrease. In value terms, persimmon exports stood at $12M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Exports by Country

Israel was the key exporting countries with an export of around 5.5K tonnes, which amounted to 72% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Iran (1.1K tonnes) and the United Arab Emirates (572 tonnes), together constituting 21% share of total exports. Lebanon (300 tonnes) held the minor share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2017, average annual rates of growth with regard to persimmon exports from Israel stood at -13.3%. At the same time, the United Arab Emirates (+285.1%) and Iran (+43.6%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the United Arab Emirates emerged as the fastest growing exporter in Middle East, with a CAGR of +285.1% from 2012-2017. By contrast, Lebanon (-30.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Israel (75%) and Lebanon (19%) increased significantly in terms of the global exports from 2012-2017, the share of the United Arab Emirates (-7.5%) and Iran (-11.7%) displayed negative dynamics.

In value terms, Israel ($11M) remains the largest persimmon supplier in Middle East, comprising 91% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United Arab Emirates ($406K), with a 3.5% share of global exports. It was followed by Iran, with a 3.2% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2017, the persimmon export price in Middle East amounted to $1.5 per kg, increasing by 13% against the previous year. The the persimmon export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest export price was Israel ($1.9 per kg), while Iran ($353 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Israel (+3.1% per year), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Persimmon Imports

In 2017, persimmon imports in Middle East amounted to 9K tonnes, rising by 2.5% against the previous year. The persimmon imports continue to indicate a strong expansion. In value terms, persimmon imports stood at $13M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country

Saudi Arabia was the largest importer of persimmons in Middle East, with the volume of imports accounting for 3.9K tonnes, which was approx. 43% of total imports in 2017. Jordan (2.5K tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by Palestine (1.9K tonnes). All these countries together occupied approx. 50% share of total imports. The following importers – the United Arab Emirates (255 tonnes) and Bahrain (193 tonnes) together made up 5% of total imports.

From 2012 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Bahrain (+55.3% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Saudi Arabia ($5.1M), Jordan ($3.7M) and Palestine ($2.7M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2017, together comprising 92% of total imports. These countries were followed by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which together accounted for a further 6.2%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2017, the persimmon import price in Middle East amounted to $1.4 per kg, coming down by -2.1% against the previous year. The import price indicated a strong increase from 2012 to 2017: its price increased at an average annual rate of +12.9% over the last five year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the persimmon import price decreased by -3.8% against 2015 indices.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, the country with the highest import price was the United Arab Emirates ($2 per kg), while Saudi Arabia ($1.3 per kg) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Saudi Arabia (+23.0% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Global Lemon & Lime Market 2019 – South Africa Overcomes Argentina In The Top-Exporter Ranking

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

The global lemon and lime market revenue amounted to $18.3B in 2018, going up by 6.4% 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).

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, with an increase of 16% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the global lemon and lime market attained its maximum level in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Production 2007-2018

In 2018, the global lemon and lime production totaled 17M tonnes, remaining constant against the previous year. Over the period under review, lemon and lime production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Exports 2007-2018

Global exports stood at 3.1M tonnes in 2018, growing by 1.9% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. In value terms, lemon and lime exports stood at $3.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Over the period under review, the total exports indicated a strong growth from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Based on 2018 figures, the lemon and lime exports increased by +69.5% against 2012 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, with an increase of 21% year-to-year. Global exports peaked in 2018, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Mexico (718K tonnes), Spain (529K tonnes), Turkey (465K tonnes), South Africa (315K tonnes) and Argentina (269K tonnes) represented roughly 74% of total exports of lemons and limes in 2018. The following exporters – the U.S. (116K tonnes), Brazil (97K tonnes), Chile (88K tonnes), the Netherlands (73K tonnes) and Germany (69K tonnes) – together made up 14% of total exports. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Germany, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, the largest lemon and lime markets worldwide were Spain ($783M), Mexico ($678M) and Turkey ($341M), with a combined 54% share of global exports. South Africa, Argentina, the U.S., Chile, the Netherlands, Germany and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average lemon and lime export price amounted to $1,083 per tonne, going up by 5% against the previous year. Over the last eleven years, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.8%. Export prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest export price was the U.S. ($1,748 per tonne), while Turkey ($735 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports 2007-2018

In 2018, approx. 3M tonnes of lemons and limes were imported worldwide; stabilizing at the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, lemon and lime imports totaled $3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The U.S. represented the key importer of lemons and limes in the world, with the volume of imports finishing at 731K tonnes, which was near 25% of total imports in 2018. Russia (222K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by the Netherlands (209K tonnes), France (190K tonnes) and Iraq (141K tonnes). All these countries together held near 26% share of total imports. Spain (115K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (100K tonnes), Germany (87K tonnes), the UK (84K tonnes), Canada (82K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (75K tonnes) and Italy (70K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders. From 2007 to 2018, average annual rates of growth with regard to lemon and lime imports into the U.S. stood at +4.9%.

At the same time, Spain (+9.2%), Iraq (+8.8%), the United Arab Emirates (+5.6%), the Netherlands (+5.4%), France (+4.2%), Canada (+3.2%) and Saudi Arabia (+3.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Spain emerged as the fastest growing importer in the world, with a CAGR of +9.2% from 2007-2018. Russia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the UK (-1.3%), Italy (-2.3%) and Germany (-4.3%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Germany (1.8%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while France, Spain, Iraq, the Netherlands and the U.S. saw its share reduced by -2.3%, -2.4%, -2.9%, -3.1% and -10.1% from 2007 to 2018, respectively.

The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, the U.S. ($652M) constitutes the largest market for imported lemons and limes worldwide, comprising 22% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($270M), with a 9.1% share of global imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 6.6% share.

Import Prices by Country

The average lemon and lime import price stood at $1,003 per tonne in 2018, waning by -11.6% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.0%. There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest import price was Germany ($1,734 per tonne), while Iraq ($324 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Animal Fats and Oils Market in Latin America and the Caribbean – Key Insights

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Latin America and the Caribbean – Animal Fats And Oils – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the animal fats market in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to $770M in 2018, lowering by -7.8% 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, animal fats consumption continues to indicate a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016, with an increase of 4.2% against the previous year. The level of animal fats consumption peaked at $1.2B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Production in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2018, approx. 206K tonnes of animal fats and oils were produced in Latin America and the Caribbean; falling by -2.6% against the previous year.

Exports in Latin America and the Caribbean

The exports amounted to 8.9K tonnes in 2018, rising by 49% against the previous year. The total exports indicated a remarkable increase from 2014 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +13.9% over the last four years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the animal fats exports increased by +85.0% against 2016 indices.

In value terms, animal fats exports totaled $45M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The exports of the three major exporters of animal fats and oils, namely Chile, Peru and El Salvador, represented more than half of total export. Colombia (1K tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total exports with a 12% share, followed by Argentina (11%), Brazil (6.8%) and Honduras (6.2%).

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Peru (+343.2% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Chile ($28M) remains the largest animal fats supplier in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising 63% of total animal fats exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Colombia ($9.1M), with a 20% share of total exports. It was followed by Peru, with a 8.9% share.

Export Prices by Country

The animal fats export price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $5,093 per tonne in 2018, approximately mirroring the previous year. Over the period under review, the animal fats export price, however, continues to indicate a deep downturn.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest export price was Chile ($13,793 per tonne), while Honduras ($433 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Chile, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Imports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2018, approx. 4K tonnes of animal fats and oils were imported in Latin America and the Caribbean; surging by 14% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a strong increase from 2014 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +11.0% over the last four year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the animal fats imports increased by +51.8% against 2014 indices.

In value terms, animal fats imports amounted to $6.2M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

Guatemala (1.5K tonnes) and Chile (1.4K tonnes) dominates animal fats imports structure, together generating 72% of total imports. El Salvador (342 tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 8.5% share, followed by Mexico (6.3%). Belize (153 tonnes), Colombia (87 tonnes) and Guyana (65 tonnes) occupied a little share of total imports.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Belize (+91.2% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Chile ($2M), Guatemala ($1.3M) and Mexico ($580K) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together accounting for 63% of total imports. El Salvador, Colombia, Belize and Guyana lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 13%.

Import Prices by Country

The animal fats import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $1,539 per tonne in 2018, lowering by -2.1% against the previous year. In general, the animal fats import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Colombia ($3,221 per tonne), while El Salvador ($872 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Mexico, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Wheat Market in Africa – Key Insights

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

The revenue of the wheat market in Africa amounted to $15.5B in 2017, rising by 11% 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). The wheat consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when it surged by 49% year-to-year. In that year, the wheat market attained its peak level of $21.9B. From 2012 to 2017, the growth of the wheat market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Production in Africa

In 2017, approx. 27M tonnes of wheat were produced in Africa; picking up by 16% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.8% over the period from 2007 to 2017; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. 

Wheat Exports

The exports stood at 218K tonnes in 2017, declining by -20.4% against the previous year. The wheat exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, wheat exports amounted to $63M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017. 

Exports by Country

South Africa was the major exporting country with the volume of exports totaling around 79K tonnes, which amounted to 36% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Tanzania (44K tonnes), Liberia (35K tonnes), Kenya (16K tonnes) and Mauritius (15K tonnes), together comprising 51% share of total exports. Zimbabwe (9.3K tonnes) and Mozambique (5.3K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Mauritius (+62.1% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, South Africa ($31M) remains the largest wheat supplier in Africa, comprising 49% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Tanzania ($11M), with a 18% share of global exports. It was followed by Liberia, with a 8.6% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2017, the wheat export price in Africa amounted to $288 per tonne, coming down by -8.2% against the previous year. The the export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest export price was Zimbabwe ($401 per tonne), while Liberia ($154 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Zimbabwe (+11.5% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Wheat Imports

In 2017, the amount of wheat imported in Africa totaled 46M tonnes, remaining stable against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review.

In value terms, wheat imports stood at $10.2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017. The wheat imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In that year, wheat imports attained their peak of $13.6B. From 2012 to 2017, the growth of wheat imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2017, Egypt (13M tonnes), distantly followed by Algeria (8.1M tonnes), Nigeria (3.9M tonnes), Morocco (3.6M tonnes) and Sudan (2.2M tonnes) were the largest importers of wheat, together committing 66% of total imports. The following importers – Tunisia (1.9M tonnes), Kenya (1.9M tonnes), South Africa (1.7M tonnes), Libya (1.2M tonnes), Ghana (1.1M tonnes), Mozambique (748K tonnes) and Ethiopia (730K tonnes) together made up 20% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Ghana (+12.6% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Egypt ($2.3B), Algeria ($1.8B) and Nigeria ($1.3B) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2017, together accounting for 53% of total imports. Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Libya, Ethiopia and Mozambique lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2017, the wheat import price in Africa amounted to $221 per tonne, jumping by 5.6% against the previous year. The the wheat import price continues to indicate a slight descent. 

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Nigeria ($342 per tonne), while Mozambique ($177 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Libya (+8.6% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform