Which Country Imports the Most Automatic Circuit Breakers in the World?

Electric Motors And Generators May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the amount of circuit breaker imported worldwide stood at 665K tonnes, jumping by 2% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 9% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global circuit breaker imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, circuit breaker imports amounted to $8.2B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review. Global circuit breaker import peaked of $9.2B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Circuit Breaker Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (804.0 million USD)

2. Saudi Arabia (779.4 million USD)

3. Germany (403.9 million USD)

4. China (325.4 million USD)

5. Singapore (218.8 million USD)

6. Mexico (176.7 million USD)

7. France (175.9 million USD)

8. Malaysia (174.8 million USD)

9. South Korea (124.4 million USD)

10. Italy (101.7 million USD)

11. India (85.8 million USD)

12. Switzerland (83.0 million USD)

Circuit Breaker Imports By Country

In 2016, Germany (50K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (47K tonnes), South Korea (36K tonnes), China (34K tonnes), Italy (30K tonnes), the U.S. (26K tonnes), Switzerland (25K tonnes), France (25K tonnes), Mexico (23K tonnes), Singapore (22K tonnes), Malaysia (19K tonnes), and India (18K tonnes) were the largest importers of circuit breaker in the world, making up 53% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of circuit breaker imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by China (+13.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($804M), Saudi Arabia ($779M) and Germany ($404M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 24% share of global imports.

Saudi Arabia (+9.3% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of circuit breaker imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Circuit Breaker Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for circuit breaker amounted to $12 per kg, waning by -4.2% against the previous year. In general, circuit breaker import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 20% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average circuit breaker import price attained its maximum level of $16 per kg in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($31 per kg), while Switzerland ($3,300 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of circuit breaker import prices was attained by the U.S. (+6.4% 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 8535 - Electrical apparatus for switching, protecting electrical circuits, for making connections to or in electrical circuits; for a voltage exceeding 1000 volts.

Source: World: Automatic Circuit Breakers - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025