Which Country Exports the Most Perfumes and Toilet Waters in the World?

Soap And Detergents May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Exports the Most Perfumes and Toilet Waters in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Perfumes And Toilet Waters - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global imports of perfume totaled 594K tonnes, descending by -2.4% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 20% year-to-year. Global perfume import peaked of 646K tonnes in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, perfume imports totaled $16B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global perfume imports reached its maximum level of $17B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Perfume Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2,099.5 million USD)

2. Germany (1,663.6 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (1,069.9 million USD)

4. Spain (743.9 million USD)

5. Netherlands (743.4 million USD)

6. Singapore (700.0 million USD)

7. United Arab Emirates (531.6 million USD)

8. Italy (486.0 million USD)

9. France (461.4 million USD)

10. Russia (435.4 million USD)

11. Saudi Arabia (391.9 million USD)

12. Belgium (367.5 million USD)

Perfume Imports By Country

The U.S. (56K tonnes), Germany (50K tonnes), the UK (44K tonnes), Spain (44K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (30K tonnes), the Netherlands (23K tonnes), Italy (22K tonnes), United Arab Emirates (20K tonnes), France (19K tonnes), Singapore (19K tonnes), Russia (15K tonnes), and Belgium (14K tonnes) represented roughly 60% of total imports of perfume in 2016.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of perfume imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Spain (+12.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($2.1B), Germany ($1.7B) and the UK ($1.1B) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together comprising 30% of global imports.Spain, the Netherlands, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Italy, France, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Belgium lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.

Singapore (+5.8% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of perfume imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Perfume Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for perfume amounted to $27 per kg, coming up by 4% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +1.8%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 9% y-o-y. Global perfume import peaked of $27 per kg in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($37 per kg), while Saudi Arabia ($13 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of perfume import prices was attained by the UK (+7.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Perfumes And Toilet Waters - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025