Which Country Imports the Most Diesel and Diesel-Electric Locomotives in the World?

Railway Locomotives And Rolling Stock May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Diesel and Diesel-Electric Locomotives in the World?

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In 2016, the amount of diamond imported worldwide totaled 1.2K tonnes, remaining stable against the previous year level. In general, diamond imports continue to indicate a measured expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015, an increase of 67% from the previous year level. In that year, global diamond imports reached its maximum volume of 1.2K tonnes, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, diamond imports totaled $120B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a conspicuous growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, diamond imports decreased by ;20.9% against its level of 2011. Over the period under review, global diamond imports reached its maximum level of $152B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Diamond Importing Countries in the World

1. United Arab Emirates (12.5 billion USD)

2. United Kingdom (2.2 billion USD)

3. France (0.8 billion USD)

4. Italy (0.8 billion USD)

5. Zambia (0.0 billion USD)

Diamond Imports By Country

The UK (808 tonnes) represented the main importing country with an import of about 808 tonnes, which resulted at 67% of total imports. It was distantly followed by Italy (203 tonnes), committing 17% share of total diamond imports. France (41 tonnes), United Arab Emirates (27 tonnes), and Zambia (19 tonnes) occupied the mild share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to diamond imports into the UK stood at +32.0%. At the same time, Zambia (+78.8%), France (+13.7%), and Italy (+8.6%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Zambia emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +78.8% from 2007;2016. By contrast, United Arab Emirates (;3.5%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Zambia (;1.5%), France (;2.3%), Italy (;8.8%), and the UK (;61.4%) decreased significantly, the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, United Arab Emirates ($13B) constitutes the largest market for imported diamond worldwide, making up 10% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($2.2B), with the share of 2% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 0.7%.

In United Arab Emirates, diamond imports expanded at an average annual rate of +11.7% over the period from 2007;2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the UK (;14.7% per year) and France (+3.7% per year).

Diamond Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for diamond amounted to $100K per kg, growing by 4% against the previous year. Overall, diamond import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 134% from the previous year level. Global diamond import peaked of $384K per kg 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 United Arab Emirates ($465K per kg), while Zambia ($3,186 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of diamond import prices was attained by United Arab Emirates (+15.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 7102 ; Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.

Source: World: Diamonds And Other Precious Stones (Unworked) ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the amount of diesel locomotive imported worldwide stood at 356K tonnes, declining by -6.5% against the previous year level. In general, diesel locomotive imports continue to indicate a significant curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when it surged by 3% against the previous year level. In that year, global diesel locomotive imports attained its maximum volume of 506K tonnes. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global diesel locomotive imports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, diesel locomotive imports amounted to $1.2B in 2016. Overall, diesel locomotive imports continue to indicate a perceptible contraction. Over the period under review, global diesel locomotive imports reached its maximum level of $2.3B in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Diesel Locomotive Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (213.5 million USD)

2. Mexico (117.2 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (96.7 million USD)

4. France (40.4 million USD)

5. Germany (24.5 million USD)

6. China (9.8 million USD)

7. Ukraine (3.7 million USD)

8. India (3.4 million USD)

9. Sweden (2.1 million USD)

10. South Korea (0.9 million USD)

11. Spain (0.6 million USD)

Diesel Locomotive Imports By Country

The U.S. (146K tonnes) represented the major importing country with an import of around 146K tonnes, which finished at 41% of total imports. Ukraine (38K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by the UK (29K tonnes), and China (25K tonnes). All these countries together held near 26% share of total imports. Germany (12K tonnes), India (9.9K tonnes), Mexico (8.2K tonnes), Sweden (7.3K tonnes), France (7K tonnes), Spain (6.7K tonnes), and South Korea (5.5K tonnes) occupied the minor share of total imports.

The U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Sweden (+8.9%), and India (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Sweden emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +8.9% from 2007-2016. Germany, France, China, South Korea, Ukraine, and the UK experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Spain (-1.2%), and Mexico (-17.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Mexico (10%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while the U.S. saw its share reduced by -1.7% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest diesel locomotive markets worldwide were the U.S. ($214M), Mexico ($117M) and the UK ($97M), with a combined 34% share of global imports. These countries were followed by France, Germany, China, Ukraine, India, Sweden, South Korea and Spain, which together accounted for a further 7%.

Sweden (+5.4% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the diesel locomotive imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Diesel Locomotive Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for diesel locomotive amounted to $3,485 per tonne, reducing by -22.7% against the previous year. In general, diesel locomotive import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012, an increase of 31% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average diesel locomotive import price reached its maximum level of $5,391 per tonne in 2013- however, from 2014 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 Mexico ($14 per kg), while Spain ($94 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of diesel locomotive import prices was attained by Mexico (+9.7% 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 8602 - Rail locomotives- (other than those of heading no. 8601), locomotive tenders.

Source: World: Diesel And Diesel-Electric Locomotives - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025