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World Glycerol Trade Intensifies

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IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Refined or Synthetic Glycerol - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In the past decade, global glycerol exports saw a twofold increase both in physical and value terms. In 2020, glycerol exports grew by +2.3% y-o-y to $1.3B. In physical terms, exports soared by +8.5% y-o-y to 1.9M tonnes last year. Indonesia, Germany and Malaysia constitute the largest glycerol exporters worldwide. China, the U.S. and the Netherlands feature among the largest markets for imported glycerol. In 2020, South Korea recorded the highest import growth rate, while India, China, the Netherlands, Italy, France, the UK, Spain and the Czech Republic also boosted glycerol purchases abroad.   

Global Glycerol Exports 

Over the past decade, global exports of glycerol increased twofold, both in volume and value terms. In 2020, global exports of glycerol were estimated at 1.9M tonnes, increasing by +8.5% against the year before. In value terms, exports rose by +2.3% y-o-y to $1.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. 

In 2020, Indonesia (524K tonnes), distantly followed by Malaysia (331K tonnes), Germany (263K tonnes), the Netherlands (223K tonnes) and Brazil (95K tonnes) represented the main exporters of glycerol, mixing up 77% of total exports. Argentina (69K tonnes), Thailand (43K tonnes), Belgium (38K tonnes), the U.S. (33K tonnes) and Poland (29K tonnes) held a little share of total exports.

In value terms, Indonesia ($310M), Germany ($219M) and Malaysia ($209M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined 58% share of global exports. The Netherlands, Brazil, the U.S., Belgium, Argentina, Thailand and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 28%.

In 2020, the average glycerol export price amounted to $681 per tonne, falling by -5.7% 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 the U.S., while Argentina was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Key Glycerol Importers

In 2020, China (427K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (141K tonnes) and the Netherlands (127K tonnes) represented the key importers of glycerol, together comprising 36% of total imports. The following importers - Japan (76K tonnes), France (66K tonnes), South Korea (61K tonnes), the UK (56K tonnes), India (55K tonnes), Mexico (52K tonnes), Spain (49K tonnes), Italy (45K tonnes), Thailand (45K tonnes) and Germany (44K tonnes) - together made up 29% of total imports.

In value terms, the largest glycerol importing markets worldwide were China ($232M), the U.S. ($121M) and the Netherlands ($65M), with a combined 33% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Japan, France, South Korea, the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico, India and Thailand, which together accounted for a further 31%.

South Korea saw the highest imports growth rate, doubling the value of purchases from abroad last year. Among other largest importers, India, China, the Netherlands, Italy, France, the UK, Spain and the Czech Republic ramped up their imports significantly in 2020. 

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20142360 - Glycerol (including synthetic, excluding crude, waters and lyes)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for refined or synthetic glycerol. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
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8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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