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South Africa - Peat - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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South Africa - Peat - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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South African Peat Prices See 63% Increase—Averaging $256/Ton Over Two Months

South Africa Peat Import Price in December 2022

In December 2022, the peat price amounted to $256 per ton (CIF, South Africa), increasing by 63% against the previous month. Overall, import price indicated a prominent increase from December 2021 to December 2022: its price increased at an average monthly rate of +5.5% over the last twelve months. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on December 2022 figures, peat import price increased by +98.8% against October 2022 indices. As a result, import price reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In December 2022, the country with the highest price was Latvia ($245 per ton), while the price for Ireland ($70.0 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From December 2021 to December 2022, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Lithuania (+2.3%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

COUNTRYDec 2021Jan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Jul 2022Aug 2022Sep 2022Oct 2022Nov 2022Dec 2022
Import Price Peat in South Africa (USD per ton)
Latvia249.0284.0271.0218.0241.0235.0222.0204.0269.0235.0212.0182.0245.0
Lithuania173.0140.0210.0198.0N/A170.0229.0203.0238.0217.0175.0256.0226.0
Netherlands175.0221.0192.0209.0201.0212.0204.0224.0213.0175.0156.0229.0183.0
Ireland66.069.070.073.077.067.074.072.067.066.067.073.070.0
Average135.0160.0155.0231.0132.0125.0186.0202.0149.0171.0129.0157.0256.0

South Africa Peat Imports

In December 2022, after two months of decline, there was significant growth in supplies from abroad of peat, when their volume increased by 48% to 3.2K tons. Overall, imports, however, recorded a noticeable decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in May 2022 when imports increased by 83% m-o-m.

In value terms, peat imports soared to $824K (IndexBox estimates) in December 2022. In general, imports continue to indicate modest growth.

South Africa Peat Imports by Country

Lithuania (925 tons), the Netherlands (913 tons) and Ireland (795 tons) were the main suppliers of peat imports to South Africa, together comprising 82% of total imports.

From December 2021 to December 2022, the biggest increases were in Lithuania (with a CAGR of +7.7%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

In value terms, the largest peat suppliers to South Africa were Lithuania ($209K), the Netherlands ($167K) and Latvia ($127K), with a combined 61% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Lithuania, with a CAGR of +10.1%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

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  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    A Quick Overview of Market Performance

    1. KEY FINDINGS
  3. 3. MARKET OVERVIEW

    Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

    1. MARKET SIZE
    2. MARKET STRUCTURE
    3. TRADE BALANCE
    4. PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
    5. MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
  4. 4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCT

    Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

    1. TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
    2. BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
    3. MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
    4. MOST TRADED PRODUCT
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  5. 5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

    Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

    1. TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
    2. TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
    3. TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
    4. LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
  6. 6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

    Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

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  7. 7. PRODUCTION

    The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

    1. PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
  8. 8. IMPORTS

    The Largest Import Supplying Countries

    1. IMPORTS FROM 2012–2022
    2. IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
    3. IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
  9. 9. EXPORTS

    The Largest Destinations for Exports

    1. EXPORTS FROM 2012–2022
    2. EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
    3. EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
  10. 10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

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  11. LIST OF TABLES
    1. Key Findings In 2022
    2. Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    3. Market Value, 2012–2022
    4. Per Capita Consumption In 2012-2022
    5. Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    6. Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    7. Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
    8. Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    9. Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    10. Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
  12. LIST OF FIGURES
    1. Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    2. Market Value, 2012–2022
    3. Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012-2022
    4. Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012-2022
    5. Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2012-2022
    6. Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2012-2022
    7. Per Capita Consumption, 2012-2022
    8. Market Volume Forecast to 2030
    9. Market Value Forecast to 2030
    10. Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
    11. Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
    12. Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
    13. Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
    14. Production Volume And Growth
    15. Exports And Growth
    16. Export Prices And Growth
    17. Market Size And Growth
    18. Per Capita Consumption
    19. Imports And Growth
    20. Import Prices
    21. Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    22. Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
    23. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    24. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
    25. Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
    26. Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    27. Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    28. Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
    29. Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
    30. Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
    31. Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
    32. Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    33. Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
    34. Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022

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