Which Country Exports the Most Photographic Cameras in the World?

Optical Instruments And Photographic Equipment May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 16K tonnes of photo camera were exported worldwide; moving up by 9% against the previous year level. Overall, photo camera exports continue to indicate a abrupt contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016, an increase of 9% against the previous year level. Global photo camera export peaked of 61K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, photo camera exports amounted to $4.7B in 2016. Overall, photo camera exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In that year, global photo camera exports reached its maximum level of $5.5B. From 2013 to 2016, growth of global photo camera exports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Photo Camera Exporting Countries in the World

1. Philippines (184.1 million USD)

2. Italy (152.6 million USD)

3. Netherlands (115.8 million USD)

4. Germany (82.2 million USD)

5. Poland (63.6 million USD)

6. France (49.2 million USD)

7. United Kingdom (45.1 million USD)

8. Switzerland (43.3 million USD)

9. Spain (30.4 million USD)

10. United Arab Emirates (29.1 million USD)

11. South Korea (22.0 million USD)

Photo Camera Exports By Country

In 2016, the Philippines (5.5K tonnes), distantly followed by Italy (3.2K tonnes), the Netherlands (2.5K tonnes), and Germany (1.3K tonnes) represented the main exporters of photo camera, together achieving 76% of total exports. The following exporters - the UK (665 tonnes), United Arab Emirates (468 tonnes), Spain (433 tonnes), Switzerland (405 tonnes), Poland (350 tonnes), France (281 tonnes), and South Korea (264 tonnes) together made up 17% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of photo camera exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+17.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest photo camera markets worldwide were the Philippines ($184M), Italy ($153M) and the Netherlands ($116M), with a combined 10% share of global exports. These countries were followed by Germany, Poland, France, the UK, Switzerland, Spain, United Arab Emirates and South Korea, which together accounted for a further 8%.

Poland (+32.1% per year) had the highest growth rate of photo camera exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Photo Camera Export Prices By Country

The average photo camera export price stood at $289 per kg in 2016, dropping by -12.7% against the previous year. In general, photo camera export price continues to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014, when export price increased by 61% year-to-year. Global photo camera export peaked of $331 per kg in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Poland ($182 per kg), while the Philippines ($34 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of photo camera export prices was attained by Poland (+15.7% 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 9006 - Cameras, photographic (excluding cinematographic); photographic flashlight apparatus and flashbulbs other than discharge lamps of heading no. 8539.

Source: World: Photographic (Other Than Cinematographic) Cameras - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025