Which Country Exports the Most Acrylic Polymers in the World?

Plastics And Synthetic Rubber In Primary Forms May 25, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Exports the Most Acrylic Polymers in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Acrylic Polymers (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 11M tonnes of acrylic polymer were imported worldwide- rising by 5% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 13% y-o-y. Global acrylic polymer import peaked in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, acrylic polymer imports totaled $14B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global acrylic polymer import peaked of $17B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Acrylic Polymer Importing Countries in the World

1. China (1,922.3 million USD)

2. Germany (958.4 million USD)

3. USA (847.4 million USD)

4. Italy (502.4 million USD)

5. Poland (468.6 million USD)

6. France (458.5 million USD)

7. Netherlands (406.4 million USD)

8. Belgium (394.6 million USD)

9. United Kingdom (360.4 million USD)

10. South Korea (295.7 million USD)

11. Japan (196.3 million USD)

12. Singapore (89.5 million USD)

Acrylic Polymer Imports By Country

Germany (1M tonnes), the U.S. (897K tonnes), China (857K tonnes), South Korea (784K tonnes), France (652K tonnes), Japan (636K tonnes), Belgium (564K tonnes), the Netherlands (394K tonnes), Poland (287K tonnes), Italy (274K tonnes), Singapore (246K tonnes), and the UK (243K tonnes) represented roughly 65% of total imports of acrylic polymer in 2016.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of acrylic polymer imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Poland (+7.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($1.9B) constitutes the largest market for imported acrylic polymer worldwide, making up 14% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($958M), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by the U.S., with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of acrylic polymer imports in China stood at +6.6%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+2.4% per year) and the U.S. (+5.3% per year).

Acrylic Polymer Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for acrylic polymer amounted to $1,305 per tonne, reducing by -8.2% against the previous year. In general, acrylic polymer import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 16% year-to-year. In that year, average acrylic polymer import price attained its maximum level of $1,693 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average acrylic polymer import price failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was China ($2,244 per tonne), while Japan ($309 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of acrylic polymer import prices was attained by Japan (+4.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Acrylic Polymers (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025