Imitation Jewellery Market - China Runs the Show in the Global Imitation Jewelry Trade

Imitation Bijouterie August 03, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

China continued its dominance in the global imitation jewelry trade. In 2014, China exported 170 thousand tonnes of imitation jewelry totaling 2,370 USD, a staggering 115% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the U.S., where it supplied 27% of its total imitation jewelry exports in value terms, accounting for 36% of the U.S.'s total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, China was a net exporter on the imitation jewellery market. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. The difference in physical terms was even more pronounced.

France and Austria were among the other main global suppliers of imitation jewelry in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Singapore (+39% per year) and India (+14% per year).

In 2014, China's top 5 trading partners were the U.S., Nigeria, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea, with a combined 45% share of China's imitation jewelry exports. The share of Nigeria increased significantly (+7 percentage points), while the share of the U.S. illustrated negative dynamics (-11 percentage points).

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