Which Country Exports the Most Photographic Plates and Films in the World?

Other Household –°hemicals May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the global photographic film exports stood at 314K tonnes, rising by 2% against the previous year level. Overall, photographic film exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when export increased by 41% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global photographic film exports attained its maximum volume of 516K tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, photographic film exports totaled $4.2B in 2016. In general, photographic film exports continue to indicate a drastic deduction. Over the period under review, global photographic film exports reached its maximum level of $6.1B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Photographic Film Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (829.5 million USD)

2. China (555.8 million USD)

3. Belgium (402.4 million USD)

4. Netherlands (326.2 million USD)

5. Spain (48.1 million USD)

Photographic Film Exports By Country

In 2016, China (118K tonnes), and Germany (80K tonnes) represented the major exporters of photographic film in the globe, together mixed up 63% of total exports. Belgium (49K tonnes) took a 15% share (based on tonnes) of global photographic film exports, which put it in second place, following the Netherlands (11%). The following exporters - Spain (7K tonnes) held near 2% of total exports, each.

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

In value terms, Germany ($830M), China ($556M) and Belgium ($402M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together comprising 43% of global exports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands and Spain, which together accounted for a further 9%.

The Netherlands (+21.6% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of photographic film exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the exports figures.

Photographic Film Export Prices By Country

The average photographic film export price stood at $13 per kg in 2016, reducing by -6.6% against the previous year. In general, photographic film export price continues to indicate a deep deduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012, an increase of 9% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average photographic film export price reached its maximum level of $20 per kg in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Germany ($10 per kg), while China ($4,721 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of photographic film export prices was attained by the Netherlands (-0.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 3701 - Photographic plates and film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paperboard or textiles; instant print film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, whether or not in packs.

Source: World: Photographic Plates And Film, Photographic Paper, Paperboard And Textiles And Instant Print Film, Sensitized, Unexposed - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025