Which Country Imports the Most Ceramic Household Articles in the World?

Porcelain And Ceramic Products May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global ceramic household article imports totaled 3.3M tonnes in 2016, leveling off at the previous year figure. In general, ceramic household article imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 1% against the previous year level. Global ceramic household article import peaked of 3.5M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, ceramic household article imports amounted to $3.9B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global ceramic household article imports attained its maximum level of $4B in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Top Ceramic Household Article Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (436.5 million USD)

2. Germany (243.7 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (169.7 million USD)

4. Italy (153.5 million USD)

5. United Arab Emirates (71.8 million USD)

6. China (47.6 million USD)

Ceramic Household Article Imports By Country

China (1.9M tonnes) dominates in ceramic household article imports structure, recording 1.9M tonnes, which was approx. 57% of total imports in 2016. Italy (122K tonnes), the U.S. (89K tonnes), Germany (80K tonnes), the UK (56K tonnes), and United Arab Emirates (53K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Italy (+5.0%), and the U.S. (+1.7%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Italy emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +5.0% from 2007-2016. By contrast, the UK (-2.0%), Germany (-3.1%), and United Arab Emirates (-8.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. United Arab Emirates (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($437M), Germany ($244M) and the UK ($170M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 22% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Italy, United Arab Emirates and China, which together accounted for a further 7%.

China (+23.0% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the ceramic household article imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Ceramic Household Article Import Prices By Country

The average ceramic household article import price stood at $1,187 per tonne in 2016, stabilizing at the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +2.0%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 12% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average ceramic household article import price reached its maximum level of $1,204 per tonne in 2015, falling back in the following year.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($4,894 per tonne), while China ($25 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of ceramic household article import prices was attained by China (+22.6% 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 6911 - Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles; of porcelain or china.

Source: World: Ceramic Household Articles And Toilet Articles - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025