Which Country Exports the Most Aluminium Tubes in the World?

Basic Precious Metals May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the amount of aluminium tube exported worldwide amounted to 411K tonnes, falling by -1.9% against the previous year level. In general, aluminium tube exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014, when exports increased by 17% against the previous year level. In that year, global aluminium tube exports reached its maximum volume of 461K tonnes. From 2015 to 2016, growth of global aluminium tube exports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, aluminium tube exports amounted to $2B in 2016. In general, aluminium tube exports continue to indicate a slight reduction. Over the period under review, global aluminium tube exports attained its maximum level of $2.5B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Aluminium Tube Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (359.1 million USD)

2. Germany (308.7 million USD)

3. USA (281.0 million USD)

4. Denmark (82.9 million USD)

5. South Africa (81.3 million USD)

6. Italy (76.4 million USD)

7. South Korea (52.8 million USD)

8. Belgium (46.7 million USD)

9. Mexico (46.0 million USD)

10. Greece (39.1 million USD)

11. Turkey (35.0 million USD)

12. Bulgaria (27.1 million USD)

Aluminium Tube Exports By Country

In 2016, China (104K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (57K tonnes), and Germany (34K tonnes) were the largest exporters of aluminium tube, together comprising 48% of total exports. Denmark (17K tonnes), Italy (17K tonnes), South Africa (17K tonnes), Greece (15K tonnes), Belgium (11K tonnes), Mexico (11K tonnes), Bulgaria (10K tonnes), Turkey (10K tonnes), and South Korea (9.9K tonnes) occupied the mild share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of aluminium tube exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Greece (+17.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest aluminium tube markets worldwide were China ($359M), Germany ($309M) and the U.S. ($281M), with a combined 47% share of global exports. These countries were followed by Denmark, South Africa, Italy, South Korea, Belgium, Mexico, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, which together accounted for a further 24%.

Greece (+12.2% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the aluminium tube exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Aluminium Tube Export Prices By Country

The average aluminium tube export price stood at $4,893 per tonne in 2016, lowering by -4.2% against the previous year. In general, aluminium tube export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, an increase of 13% against the previous year level. In that year, average aluminium tube export price attained its maximum level of $6,134 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average aluminium tube export price failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Germany ($9,047 per tonne), while Bulgaria ($2,659 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of aluminium tube export prices was attained by China (+1.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 7608 - Aluminium; tubes and pipes.

Source: World: Aluminium Tubes, Pipes And Tube Or Pipe Fittings - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025