Which Country Exports the Most Alcohols in the World?

Basic Chemicals May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 36M tonnes of alcohol were exported worldwide; waning by -14.4% against the previous year level. Overall, alcohol exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 24% against the previous year level. In that year, global alcohol exports reached its maximum volume of 44M tonnes. From 2011 to 2016, growth of global alcohol exports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, alcohol exports totaled $19B in 2016. Overall, alcohol exports continue to indicate a mild drop. Over the period under review, global alcohol exports reached its maximum level of $33B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Alcohol Exporting Countries in the World

1. Netherlands (1,488.8 million USD)

2. Germany (1,479.9 million USD)

3. Saudi Arabia (1,352.3 million USD)

4. Iran (1,283.4 million USD)

5. Malaysia (1,088.8 million USD)

6. Belgium (1,054.8 million USD)

7. Canada (1,039.1 million USD)

8. Singapore (977.1 million USD)

9. Russia (401.1 million USD)

10. Indonesia (381.8 million USD)

11. Oman (358.2 million USD)

12. Venezuela (334.2 million USD)

Alcohol Exports By Country

The exports of the twelve major exporters of alcohol, namely Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Canada, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Singapore, Venezuela, Oman, and Indonesia, represented more than two-thirds of total export.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of alcohol exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Oman (+27.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest alcohol markets worldwide were the Netherlands ($1.5B), Germany ($1.5B) and Saudi Arabia ($1.4B), with a combined 22% share of global exports.Iran, Malaysia, Belgium, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Indonesia, Oman and Venezuela lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 36%.

Oman (+23.1% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the alcohol exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Alcohol Export Prices By Country

The average alcohol export price stood at $540 per tonne in 2016, coming down by -4.9% against the previous year. In general, alcohol export price continues to indicate a slight reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when export increased by 37% year-to-year. In that year, average alcohol export price attained its maximum level of $757 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average alcohol export price stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Germany ($933 per tonne), while Russia ($229 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of alcohol export prices was attained by Iran (+11.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.

Source: World: Alcohols And Their Halogenated, Sulphonated, Nitrated Or Nitrosated Derivatives - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025