Which Country Imports the Most Chromium Ores and Concentrates in the World?

Uranium And Thorium Ores May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Chromium Ores and Concentrates in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Chocolate And Cocoa Products ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global chocolate imports totaled 5.3M tonnes, flattening at the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the period from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when import increased by 10% year;to;year. Global chocolate import peaked of 5.5M tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, chocolate imports amounted to $26B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, chocolate imports decreased by ;5.4% against its level of 2014. Global chocolate import peaked of $27B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Chocolate Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2.7 billion USD)

2. Germany (2.4 billion USD)

3. France (2.1 billion USD)

4. United Kingdom (1.9 billion USD)

5. Netherlands (1.2 billion USD)

6. Canada (1.0 billion USD)

7. Belgium (0.8 billion USD)

8. Poland (0.6 billion USD)

9. Spain (0.6 billion USD)

10. Saudi Arabia (0.6 billion USD)

11. Italy (0.6 billion USD)

12. Japan (0.5 billion USD)

Chocolate Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of chocolate imports in 2016 were Germany (471K tonnes), France (445K tonnes), the UK (443K tonnes), the U.S. (394K tonnes), the Netherlands (267K tonnes), Canada (206K tonnes), Belgium (199K tonnes), Japan (165K tonnes), Poland (159K tonnes), Spain (146K tonnes), Italy (119K tonnes), and Saudi Arabia (108K tonnes), together recording 59% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of chocolate imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia (+12.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($2.7B), Germany ($2.4B) and France ($2.1B) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 28% share of global imports.The UK, the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Japan lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 31%.

Saudi Arabia (+13.2% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of chocolate imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Chocolate Import Prices By Country

The average chocolate import price stood at $4,857 per tonne in 2016, moving up by 3% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +2.3%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 15% against the previous year level. Global chocolate import peaked of $4,994 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($6,754 per tonne), while Japan ($3,294 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of chocolate import prices was attained by the U.S. (+8.5% 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 1806 ; Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.

Source: World: Chocolate And Cocoa Products ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Chromium Ores And Concentrates - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the amount of chrome ore imported worldwide amounted to 25M tonnes, surging by 2% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013, when import increased by 11% year-to-year. In that year, global chrome ore imports attained its maximum volume of 27M tonnes. From 2014 to 2016, growth of global chrome ore imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, chrome ore imports totaled $2.1B in 2016. Overall, chrome ore imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In that year, global chrome ore imports reached its maximum level of $3.6B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global chrome ore imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Chrome Ore Importing Countries in the World

1. China (1,618.5 million USD)

2. Russia (126.1 million USD)

3. China, Hong Kong SAR (46.6 million USD)

4. India (28.1 million USD)

5. South Africa (8.7 million USD)

6. United Arab Emirates (0.3 million USD)

7. Albania (0.0 million USD)

Chrome Ore Imports By Country

China (11M tonnes), and South Africa (9.6M tonnes) dominates in chrome ore imports structure, together creating 82% of total imports. Russia (806K tonnes), Albania (760K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (602K tonnes), India (479K tonnes), and United Arab Emirates (404K tonnes) held the mild share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of chrome ore imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR (+155.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($1.6B) constitutes the largest market for imported chrome ore worldwide, making up 76% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Russia ($126M), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by China, Hong Kong SAR, with the share of 2%.

In China, chrome ore imports expanded at an average annual rate of +0.5% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Russia (-6.0% per year) and China, Hong Kong SAR (+81.5% per year).

Chrome Ore Import Prices By Country

The average chrome ore import price stood at $85 per tonne in 2016, shrinking by -16.7% against the previous year. In general, chrome ore import price continues to indicate a temperate setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 61% from the previous year level. In that year, average chrome ore import price attained its maximum level of $172 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average chrome ore import price 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 Russia ($156 per tonne), while Albania ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of chrome ore import prices was attained by Albania (+44.2% 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 2610 - Chromium ores and concentrates.

Source: World: Chromium Ores And Concentrates - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025