Which Country Imports the Most Camping Goods in the World?

Other Textiles May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the global camping equipment imports stood at 797K tonnes, increasing by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 10% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global camping equipment imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, camping equipment imports amounted to $3.5B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global camping equipment import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Top Camping Equipment Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (684.6 million USD)

2. Germany (339.7 million USD)

3. France (206.3 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (188.3 million USD)

5. Australia (153.0 million USD)

6. Netherlands (148.7 million USD)

7. Belgium (96.1 million USD)

8. Poland (28.9 million USD)

9. Philippines (17.4 million USD)

10. Pakistan (6.8 million USD)

11. Bangladesh (4.3 million USD)

12. Libya (1.2 million USD)

Camping Equipment Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (120K tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (54K tonnes), and Pakistan (45K tonnes) were the major importers of camping equipment , together committing 28% of total imports. Bangladesh (32K tonnes), France (31K tonnes), the Philippines (29K tonnes), Australia (28K tonnes), Libya (28K tonnes), the UK (28K tonnes), the Netherlands (25K tonnes), Poland (23K tonnes), and Belgium (22K tonnes) occupied the weak share of total imports.

Imports into the U.S. decreased at an average annual rate of -1.6% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Libya (+25.1%), Belgium (+16.8%), the Philippines (+16.5%), Australia (+5.3%), the Netherlands (+4.6%), Pakistan (+2.0%), Poland (+1.9%), and Bangladesh (+1.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Libya emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +25.1% from 2007-2016. Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, France (-3.3%), and the UK (-4.6%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of the U.S. (2%), and the UK (2%) increased significantly, the share of Belgium (-2.1%), the Philippines (-2.7%), and Libya (-3.1%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($685M) constitutes the largest market for imported camping equipment worldwide, making up 20% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($340M), with the share of 10% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 6%.

In the U.S., camping equipment imports expanded at an average annual rate of +1.7% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+4.0% per year) and France (+2.0% per year).

Camping Equipment Import Prices By Country

The average camping equipment import price stood at $4,389 per tonne in 2016, going down by -1.6% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%.The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when it surged by 17% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average camping equipment import price reached its maximum level of $4,753 per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the UK ($6,744 per tonne), while Libya ($43 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of camping equipment import prices was attained by Bangladesh (+13.2% 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 6306 - Tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds; tents; sails for boats, sailboards or landcraft; camping goods.

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