Which Country Exports the Most Metal Advertising Signs in the World?

Other Fabricated Metal Products May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 39K tonnes of metal advertising sign were exported worldwide; moving up by 8% against the previous year figure. Overall, metal advertising sign exports continue to indicate a mild downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when export increased by 20% against the previous year level. In that year, global metal advertising sign exports reached its maximum volume of 45K tonnes. From 2012 to 2016, growth of global metal advertising sign exports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, metal advertising sign exports stood at $703M in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global metal advertising sign export peaked of $739M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Metal Advertising Sign Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (136.1 million USD)

2. Germany (128.5 million USD)

3. China, Hong Kong SAR (79.0 million USD)

4. USA (73.9 million USD)

5. Denmark (23.8 million USD)

6. Czech Republic (18.1 million USD)

7. Malaysia (15.8 million USD)

8. France (12.9 million USD)

9. Belgium (10.8 million USD)

10. Italy (10.2 million USD)

11. India (6.0 million USD)

12. South Africa (5.9 million USD)

Metal Advertising Sign Exports By Country

In 2016, China (11K tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (6.1K tonnes), and the U.S. (3.1K tonnes) were the main exporters of metal advertising sign, together generating 52% of total exports. China, Hong Kong SAR (1.3K tonnes), South Africa (1.2K tonnes), France (1.2K tonnes), Italy (1.2K tonnes), Denmark (1.2K tonnes), India (1K tonnes), Malaysia (993 tonnes), Belgium (961 tonnes), and Czech Republic (833 tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of metal advertising sign exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by South Africa (+12.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest metal advertising sign markets worldwide were China ($136M), Germany ($129M) and China, Hong Kong SAR ($79M), with a combined 49% share of global exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Denmark, Czech Republic, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Italy, India and South Africa, which together accounted for a further 25%.

Malaysia (+16.9% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of metal advertising sign exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Metal Advertising Sign Export Prices By Country

The average metal advertising sign export price stood at $18 per kg in 2016, lowering by -7.3% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +3.3%.The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, an increase of 14% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average metal advertising sign export price attained its maximum level of $19 per kg in 2015, falling back in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was China, Hong Kong SAR ($60 per kg), while South Africa ($4,748 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of metal advertising sign export prices was attained by China (+10.6% 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 8310 - Sign plates, name plates, address plates and similar plates, numbers, letters and other symbols, of base metal, excluding those of heading no. 9405.

Source: World: Metal Advertising Signs - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025