Which Country Exports the Most Umbrellas in the World?

Furniture May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global umbrella exports totaled 516K tonnes in 2016, reducing by -2.0% against the previous year figure. Overall, umbrella exports continue to indicate a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when it surged by 141% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global umbrella exports reached its maximum volume of 610K tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, umbrella exports stood at $3B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a remarkable expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total exports value increased at an average annual rate of +10.5% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, umbrella exports decreased by -13.3% against its level of 2014. Global umbrella export peaked of $3.5B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Umbrella Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (2,455.5 million USD)

2. Germany (75.6 million USD)

3. China, Hong Kong SAR (57.5 million USD)

4. Netherlands (50.0 million USD)

5. Belgium (30.7 million USD)

6. Cambodia (20.8 million USD)

Umbrella Exports By Country

China (437K tonnes) prevails in umbrella exports structure, reaching 437K tonnes, which was near 85% of total exports in 2016. The following exporters - the Netherlands (12K tonnes) took near 2% of total exports, each. Germany, Belgium, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Cambodia countries took the negligible share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to umbrella exports from China stood at +14.0%. At the same time, Cambodia (+119.7%), the Netherlands (+13.1%), and Belgium (+4.5%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Cambodia emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +119.7% from 2007-2016. Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, China, Hong Kong SAR (-11.5%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China, Hong Kong SAR (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while the Netherlands, and China saw its share reduced by -1.6%, and -58.6% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($2.5B) remains the largest umbrella supplier in the world, making up 82% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($76M), with the share of 3% of global exports. It was followed by China, Hong Kong SAR, with the share of 2%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of umbrella exports in China stood at +7.5%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+1.5% per year) and China, Hong Kong SAR (-11.6% per year).

Umbrella Export Prices By Country

The average umbrella export price stood at $5,834 per tonne in 2016, dropping by -8.5% against the previous year. Overall, umbrella export price continues to indicate a deep drop. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when export increased by 20% against the previous year level. In that year, average umbrella export price attained its maximum level of $11 per kg. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average umbrella export price failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was China, Hong Kong SAR ($11 per kg), while the Netherlands ($4,101 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of umbrella export prices was attained by Cambodia (+40.7% 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 6601 - Umbrellas; sun umbrellas (including walking stick umbrellas, garden umbrellas and similar umbrellas).

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