Which Country Exports the Most Crane Lorries in the World?

Motor Vehicles May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the amount of crane exported worldwide amounted to 1.3M tonnes, ascending by 3% against the previous year level. In general, crane exports continue to indicate a slight setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 15% y-o-y. Global crane export peaked of 1.7M tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, crane exports stood at $11B in 2016. In general, crane exports continue to indicate a mild reduction. Global crane export peaked of $15B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Crane Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (3,288.3 million USD)

2. USA (1,661.8 million USD)

3. China (1,282.6 million USD)

4. Italy (835.4 million USD)

5. Austria (518.4 million USD)

6. Netherlands (443.0 million USD)

7. France (333.9 million USD)

8. Canada (237.9 million USD)

9. Japan (193.2 million USD)

10. South Korea (192.1 million USD)

Crane Exports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of crane exports in 2016 were Germany (317K tonnes), China (226K tonnes), and the U.S. (185K tonnes), together recording 55% of total export. Italy (100K tonnes) ranks second globally in crane exports with a 8% share, following the Netherlands (6%). The following exporters - Japan (45K tonnes), France (40K tonnes), South Korea (32K tonnes), Canada (32K tonnes), and Austria (23K tonnes) together made up 13% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of crane exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Italy (+8.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest crane markets worldwide were Germany ($3.3B), the U.S. ($1.7B) and China ($1.3B), together accounting for 55% of global exports.Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Japan and South Korea lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 24%.

South Korea (+5.2% per year) had the highest growth rate of crane exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Crane Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for crane amounted to $8,549 per tonne, declining by -10.8% against the previous year. In general, crane export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009, when it surged by 20% year-to-year. In that year, average crane export price reached its maximum level of $11 per kg. From 2010 to 2016, growth of average crane export price failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Austria ($22 per kg), while Japan ($4,330 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of crane export prices was attained by the U.S. (+2.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Crane Lorries - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025