U.S. - Activated Carbon - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights
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Article Publishing Date: Dec 7, 2021

Rising Demand for Water Purification Drives U.S. Activated Carbon Trade

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. - Activated Carbon - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

From January to September 2021, the U.S. activated carbon imports amounted to $166.3M, 13.2% more than in the same period a year earlier. In 2020 imports totalled $194M (-15.3% y-o-y), declining for the first time over the last three years due to lockdowns and supply chain disruptions. The activated carbon supplies will grow gradually over the next decade due to the increased need for water filtration, incl. wastewater treatment and capturing greenhouse emissions.

U.S. Activated Carbon Imports

From January to September 2021, the U.S. imported activated carbon worth $166.3M, 13.2% more than in the same period a year earlier. In 2020, after three years of growth, there was a significant decline in overseas purchases, when their volume decreased by 12.5% to 84K tonnes. In value terms, activated carbon imports fell notably to $194M in 2020, 15.3% less than the year before. Due to quarantine restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chains were disrupted, and production plants were locked down in many countries, leading to decreased activated carbon consumption and a slowdown in trade.

The activated carbon imports are expected to pursue an upward trend over the next decade. The growing need for activated carbon for water filtration is the primary driver in the medium term. With growing urbanization, rising construction rate and expanding chemical production, the amount of wastewater requiring treatment rise steadily. The enhancing manufacturing of filters for water purification will stimulate the activated carbon demand.

Global decarbonization should also become a powerful stimulus for trade development, as activated carbon can capture and collect greenhouse emissions. The medical need for activated carbon will also increase in the face of an increasing population, but intense competition from synthetic absorbents will hold back the trade growth.

India (17K tonnes), Sri Lanka (15K tonnes) and Australia (10K tonnes) were the leading suppliers of activated carbon imports to the U.S., with a combined 51% share of total imports. From 2007 to 2020, the most significant increases were in Australia (+64.3% per year), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, India ($37M), Sri Lanka ($35M) and the Philippines ($17M) constituted the largest activated carbon suppliers to the U.S., with a combined 46% share of total imports. These countries were followed by China, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico and Germany, which together accounted for a further 35%.

In 2020, the average activated carbon import price amounted to $2,318 per tonne, declining by -3.2% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Canada ($2,764 per tonne), while the price for Mexico ($1,355 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

U.S. Activated Carbon Exports

Exports of activated carbon from the U.S. for nine months of 2021 amounted to $227.3M, 12.5% higher than in the same period a year earlier. A year earlier, exports were characterized by negative dynamics, decreasing from $308.2M in 2019 to $273.7M in 2020. In physical terms, exports fell by 2.4% to 69K tons (according to IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

Belgium (13K tonnes), Canada (12K tonnes) and Mexico (9.6K tonnes) were the main destinations of activated carbon exports from the U.S., together accounting for 51% of total exports. China, South Korea, Japan, the UK, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, India and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 46%.

In value terms, the largest markets for activated carbon exported from the U.S. were Mexico ($71M), Canada ($38M) and Belgium ($27M), with a combined 50% share of total exports. These countries were followed by China, Japan, South Korea, the UK, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, Brazil, Malaysia and Italy, which together accounted for a further 35%.

China saw the highest growth rate of the value of purchases from the U.S. over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In 2020, the average activated carbon export price amounted to $3,968 per tonne, waning by -9% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Mexico ($7,444 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Italy ($838 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the activated carbon market in the U.S.. 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20595400 - Activated carbon
Country coverage:
• United States

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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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

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
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