Which Country Exports the Most Balloons and Dirigibles in the World?

Railway Locomotives And Rolling Stock May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 763 tonnes of balloon and dirigible were exported worldwide; increasing by 7% against the previous year level. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015, when export increased by 14% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global balloon and dirigible exports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, balloon and dirigible exports totaled $51M in 2016. In general, balloon and dirigible exports continue to indicate a measured downturn. Over the period under review, global balloon and dirigible exports reached its maximum level of $64M in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Balloon And Dirigible Exporting Countries in the World

1. USA (5.3 million USD)

2. Japan (5.1 million USD)

3. Czech Republic (4.4 million USD)

4. Germany (4.2 million USD)

5. South Africa (3.5 million USD)

6. France (3.2 million USD)

7. Spain (3.1 million USD)

8. Israel (1.7 million USD)

9. China (1.5 million USD)

10. Australia (1.3 million USD)

11. Singapore (0.4 million USD)

12. Philippines (0.3 million USD)

Balloon And Dirigible Exports By Country

Japan (205 tonnes) was the largest exporter of balloon and dirigible in the world, finishing at 205 tonnes, which was near 27% of total exports in 2016. Singapore (65 tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by the U.S. (49 tonnes), China (43 tonnes), France (42 tonnes), and Germany (35 tonnes). All these countries together held near 31% share of total exports. The following exporters - Spain (34 tonnes), South Africa (33 tonnes), Czech Republic (32 tonnes), Australia (22 tonnes), the Philippines (17 tonnes), and Israel (16 tonnes) together made up 20% of total exports.

Japan experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, South Africa (+36.7%), China (+22.5%), the Philippines (+17.9%), Spain (+8.4%), Australia (+6.0%), Czech Republic (+5.0%), and France (+2.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, South Africa emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +36.7% from 2007-2016. Singapore experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Israel (-3.9%), the U.S. (-4.6%), and Germany (-6.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Germany (3%), and the U.S. (3%) increased significantly, the share of the Philippines (-1.7%), Spain (-2.3%), South Africa (-4.0%), and China (-4.7%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest balloon and dirigible markets worldwide were the U.S. ($5.3M), Japan ($5.1M) and Czech Republic ($4.4M), together accounting for 29% of global exports. These countries were followed by Germany, South Africa, France, Spain, Israel, China, Australia, Singapore and the Philippines, which together accounted for a further 38%.

Singapore (+53.9% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the balloon and dirigible exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Balloon And Dirigible Export Prices By Country

The average balloon and dirigible export price stood at $67 per kg in 2016, descending by -7.2% against the previous year. Overall, balloon and dirigible export price continues to indicate a perceptible decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012, when it surged by 19% against the previous year level. In that year, average balloon and dirigible export price reached its maximum level of $95 per kg. From 2013 to 2016, growth of average balloon and dirigible 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 Czech Republic ($136 per kg), while Singapore ($5,901 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of balloon and dirigible export prices was attained by Japan (-0.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

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