Which Country Exports the Most Permanent Magnets in the World?

Porcelain And Ceramic Products May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Exports the Most Permanent Magnets in the World?

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

Global permanent magnet imports totaled 822K tonnes in 2016, remaining stable against the previous year figure. Overall, permanent magnet imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 7% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global permanent magnet imports attained its maximum volume of 855K tonnes in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, permanent magnet imports stood at $7.8B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a noticeable expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value decreased at an average annual rate of -0.4% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, permanent magnet imports decreased by -20.0% against its level of 2012. Over the period under review, global permanent magnet imports reached its maximum level of $9.7B in 2012- however, from 2013 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Permanent Magnet Importing Countries in the World

1. China (886.6 million USD)

2. Germany (881.0 million USD)

3. Japan (516.7 million USD)

4. Mexico (387.3 million USD)

5. China, Hong Kong SAR (348.9 million USD)

6. Thailand (309.3 million USD)

7. South Korea (253.8 million USD)

8. Czech Republic (222.4 million USD)

9. France (220.5 million USD)

10. Italy (199.1 million USD)

11. India (126.6 million USD)

12. Singapore (82.6 million USD)

Permanent Magnet Imports By Country

In 2016, China (283K tonnes) was the key importer for permanent magnet, mixed up 34% of total imports. Japan (58K tonnes) ranks second globally in permanent magnet imports with a 7% share, following Germany (7%), South Korea (5%), and Mexico (5%). China, Hong Kong SAR (31K tonnes), Singapore (28K tonnes), India (23K tonnes), Thailand (22K tonnes), Italy (19K tonnes), France (17K tonnes), and Czech Republic (14K tonnes) held the slight share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to permanent magnet imports into China stood at -1.4%. At the same time, Singapore (+8.9%), Czech Republic (+6.1%), India (+5.7%), Germany (+3.2%), Italy (+1.2%), and Thailand (+1.0%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Singapore emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +8.9% from 2007-2016. Mexico, South Korea, and Japan experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, France (-3.1%), and China, Hong Kong SAR (-9.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of China, Hong Kong SAR, and China increased by 5%, and 5% percentage points, while Germany (-1.7%), and Singapore (-1.8%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($887M), Germany ($881M) and Japan ($517M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 29% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Mexico, China, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, South Korea, Czech Republic, France, Italy, India and Singapore, which together accounted for a further 28%.

Czech Republic (+9.3% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the permanent magnet imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Permanent Magnet Import Prices By Country

The average permanent magnet import price stood at $9,495 per tonne in 2016, standing approx. at the previous year level. Overall, it indicated a notable expansion from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, permanent magnet import price decreased by -23.1% against its level of 2012. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when import increased by 43% year-to-year. Global permanent magnet import peaked of $12 per kg in 2012- however, from 2013 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 Germany ($16 per kg), while Singapore ($2,929 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of permanent magnet import prices was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR (+11.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Permanent Magnets - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025