Which Country Imports the Most Articles Of Stationery in the World?

Other Paper Products May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the global stationery imports totaled 2.5M tonnes, import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year level. Overall, stationery imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 4% against the previous year level. Global stationery import peaked of 2.7M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, stationery imports stood at $4.2B in 2016. Overall, stationery imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global stationery imports reached its maximum level of $4.8B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Stationery Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (1,021.0 million USD)

2. Germany (295.5 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (286.8 million USD)

4. France (204.4 million USD)

5. Netherlands (145.5 million USD)

6. Australia (120.5 million USD)

7. Mexico (54.7 million USD)

8. China (24.8 million USD)

9. Czech Republic (24.3 million USD)

10. Malaysia (12.9 million USD)

11. Indonesia (7.6 million USD)

12. India (5.9 million USD)

Stationery Imports By Country

In 2016, China (612K tonnes) was the main importer for stationery, mixed up 25% of total imports. The U.S. (200K tonnes) took a 8% share (based on tonnes) of global stationery imports, which put it in second place, following India (5%), and Indonesia (5%). Mexico (95K tonnes), the UK (95K tonnes), Germany (92K tonnes), Malaysia (57K tonnes), France (51K tonnes), Australia (44K tonnes), the Netherlands (42K tonnes), and Czech Republic (39K tonnes) held the minor share of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Czech Republic (+2.6%), Malaysia (+1.8%), Indonesia (+1.3%), and India (+1.3%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Czech Republic emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +2.6% from 2007-2016. Australia, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Mexico experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the UK (-3.3%), and the U.S. (-3.9%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of the U.S. increased by 3% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($1B) constitutes the largest market for imported stationery worldwide, making up 24% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($296M), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with the share of 7%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of stationery imports in the U.S. shrank by -1.0%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+2.3% per year) and the UK (-2.5% per year).

Stationery Import Prices By Country

The average stationery import price stood at $1,682 per tonne in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year level. Overall, stationery import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 9% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, average stationery import price reached its maximum level of $1,844 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($5,109 per tonne), while China ($41 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of stationery import prices was attained by Malaysia (+11.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Articles Of Stationery - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025