Which Country Exports the Most Plastic Sanitary in the World?

Plastics May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 594K tonnes of plastic sanitary ware were exported worldwide; ascending by 5% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, an increase of 12% y-o-y. Global plastic sanitary ware export peaked of 618K tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, plastic sanitary ware exports amounted to $3.4B in 2016. Overall, plastic sanitary ware exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global plastic sanitary ware export peaked of $3.9B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Plastic Sanitary Ware Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (763.7 million USD)

2. Germany (663.5 million USD)

3. Italy (153.4 million USD)

4. Poland (143.8 million USD)

5. Spain (121.8 million USD)

6. USA (116.4 million USD)

7. Turkey (100.0 million USD)

8. Bulgaria (84.6 million USD)

9. Canada (83.2 million USD)

10. Egypt (76.6 million USD)

11. United Kingdom (73.1 million USD)

12. France (70.7 million USD)

Plastic Sanitary Ware Exports By Country

In 2016, China (183K tonnes) was the major exporter for plastic sanitary ware, creating 31% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Germany (77K tonnes), constituting 13% share of total plastic sanitary ware exports. The following exporters - Turkey (24K tonnes), the U.S. (22K tonnes), Spain (22K tonnes), Poland (21K tonnes), Bulgaria (20K tonnes), Italy (18K tonnes), Canada (16K tonnes), Egypt (16K tonnes), the UK (15K tonnes), and France (13K tonnes) together made up 31% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to plastic sanitary ware exports from China stood at +3.3%. At the same time, Egypt (+29.1%), Bulgaria (+15.8%), Spain (+5.3%), Turkey (+5.0%), the U.S. (+4.0%), Canada (+3.1%), Poland (+1.9%), and Germany (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Egypt emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +29.1% from 2007-2016. France experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the UK (-4.6%), and Italy (-5.8%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Italy (2%) increased significantly, the share of Egypt (-2.4%), Bulgaria (-2.5%), and China (-7.8%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($764M), Germany ($664M) and Italy ($153M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together accounting for 46% of global exports.Poland, Spain, the U.S., Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, the UK and France lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 25%.

Egypt (+24.9% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of plastic sanitary ware exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Plastic Sanitary Ware Export Prices By Country

The average plastic sanitary ware export price stood at $5,802 per tonne in 2016, waning by -2.4% against the previous year. In general, plastic sanitary ware export price continues to indicate a mild decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012, when export price increased by 9% y-o-y. Global plastic sanitary ware export peaked of $6,618 per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Italy ($8,652 per tonne), while Turkey ($4,162 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of plastic sanitary ware export prices was attained by China (+6.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 3922 - Sanitary ware; baths, shower-baths, sinks, wash-basins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and sanitary ware, of plastics.

Source: World: Plastic Baths, Wash-Basins, Lavatory Pans And Covers And Similar Sanitary Ware - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025