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  January 21st, 2022 | Written by

U.S. Gelatin Imports Rise 5% to $300M

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

The U.S., the largest importer in the global gelatin market, boosted purchases from Argentina, Germany, France and India in 2021, while shipments from China dropped dramatically.

The U.S. continues to ramp up gelatine and bone glues imports. From January to October 2021, the supplies to America rose by 6.7% to 39.4K tonnes or 5% in value to $271M.

Compared to the same period in 2020, purchases from Brazil rose modestly by 3.5% to $87M, while shipments from Argentina ($18M), Germany ($18M), France ($8M) and India ($8M) showed double-digit growth, although they were lower in volume. Shipments from China ($16M) and the UK ($15M) dropped sharply by -30% and -13%, respectively, while the value of imports from Canada ($28M) remained nearly unchanged.

The U.S. remains the largest importer of gelatin and bone glues worldwide. The share of American purchases in the global import volume is estimated at 15.2%.

U.S. Imports of Gelatin and Bone Glues

In 2020, the amount of bone glues and gelatin imported into the U.S. was estimated at 51K tonnes, stabilizing in 2019. in value terms, bone glues and gelatin purchases expanded to $320M (IndexBox estimates).

Brazil (17K tonnes) constituted the largest bone glue and gelatin supplier to the U.S., accounting for a 33%-share of total imports. Moreover, bone glues and gelatin imports from Brazil exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Canada (5.8K tonnes), threefold. China (4.8K tonnes) ranked third in total volume with a 9.5% share.

In value terms, Brazil ($108M) constituted the largest supplier of bone glues and gelatin to the U.S., comprising 34% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Canada ($35M), with an 11% share of total imports. It was followed by China, with an 8.2% share.

In 2020, the value of supplies from Brazil rose by +15.9% y-o-y. The remaining providers recorded the following growth rates: Canada (+3.2% y-o-y) and China (-10.4% y-o-y).

The average bone glues and gelatin import price stood at $6,281 per tonne in 2020, rising by 2.9% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. The country with the highest price was Germany ($8,502 per tonne), while the price for the Netherlands ($4,053 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. The most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the prices for the other significant suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform