Which Country Exports the Most Carbonates and Peroxocarbonates in the World?

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

In 2016, the amount of carbonate exported worldwide amounted to 14M tonnes, reducing by -32.7% against the previous year level. Overall, carbonate exports continue to indicate a noticeable shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when export increased by 14% year-to-year. Global carbonate export peaked of 21M tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, carbonate exports amounted to $5.4B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global carbonate export peaked of $5.5B in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Top Carbonate Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (815.4 million USD)

2. Germany (360.2 million USD)

3. Turkey (318.7 million USD)

4. Bulgaria (208.0 million USD)

5. Russia (188.7 million USD)

6. France (155.7 million USD)

7. Poland (153.4 million USD)

8. Spain (141.4 million USD)

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina (112.1 million USD)

10. Malaysia (91.8 million USD)

11. Netherlands (61.4 million USD)

12. Jordan (27.9 million USD)

Carbonate Exports By Country

In 2016, China (3.1M tonnes), distantly followed by Turkey (1.8M tonnes), Bulgaria (1.1M tonnes), Russia (879K tonnes), Germany (712K tonnes), and Poland (694K tonnes) were the key exporters of carbonate, together making up 60% of total exports. Spain (604K tonnes), Malaysia (581K tonnes), Bosnia and Herzegovina (543K tonnes), France (536K tonnes), the Netherlands (404K tonnes), and Jordan (401K tonnes) took the slight share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of carbonate exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Turkey (+17.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($815M) remains the largest carbonate supplier in the world, making up 15% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($360M), with the share of 7% of global exports. It was followed by Turkey, with the share of 6%.

In China, carbonate exports stood at an average annual rate of +4.5% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (-2.4% per year) and Turkey (+18.7% per year).

Carbonate Export Prices By Country

The average carbonate export price stood at $388 per tonne in 2016, increasing by 45% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +6.0%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016, an increase of 45% y-o-y. In that year, average carbonate export price attained its maximum level, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Germany ($506 per tonne), while Jordan ($70 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of carbonate export prices was attained by Global (+6.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2836 - Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.

Source: World: Carbonates And Peroxocarbonates - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025