Which Country Exports the Most Aircraft Launching Gear in the World?

Other Special-Purpose Machinery May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Exports the Most Aircraft Launching Gear in the World?

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In 2016, approx. 7.9K tonnes of aircraft launching gear were imported worldwide- picking up by 7% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012, an increase of 45% against the previous year level. In that year, global aircraft launching gear imports reached its maximum volume of 9.2K tonnes. From 2013 to 2016, growth of global aircraft launching gear imports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, aircraft launching gear imports totaled $1.6B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global aircraft launching gear import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Top Aircraft Launching Gear Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (287.9 million USD)

2. China (213.4 million USD)

3. Qatar (84.5 million USD)

4. Australia (79.7 million USD)

5. Ireland (59.5 million USD)

6. Indonesia (51.4 million USD)

7. United Arab Emirates (43.3 million USD)

8. Germany (31.6 million USD)

9. Russia (29.1 million USD)

10. Saudi Arabia (25.4 million USD)

11. France (23.8 million USD)

12. Netherlands (19.9 million USD)

Aircraft Launching Gear Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (1.3K tonnes), distantly followed by Saudi Arabia (778 tonnes), United Arab Emirates (584 tonnes), China (562 tonnes), France (491 tonnes), and the Netherlands (473 tonnes) represented the main importers of aircraft launching gear, together comprising 54% of total imports. Australia (330 tonnes), Russia (297 tonnes), Ireland (230 tonnes), Germany (227 tonnes), Indonesia (171 tonnes), and Qatar (169 tonnes) held the weak share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of aircraft launching gear imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia (+43.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest aircraft launching gear markets worldwide were the U.S. ($288M), China ($213M) and Qatar ($85M), with a combined 37% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Australia, Ireland, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 23%.

Indonesia (+28.3% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the aircraft launching gear imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Aircraft Launching Gear Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for aircraft launching gear amounted to $204 per kg, increasing by 9% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +2.0%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014, an increase of 21% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average aircraft launching gear import price attained its maximum level of $204 per kg in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it 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 Qatar ($500 per kg), while Saudi Arabia ($33 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of aircraft launching gear import prices was attained by Indonesia (+19.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Aircraft Launching Gear, Deck-Arrestor Or Similar Gear And Parts Thereof - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025