Which Country Imports the Most Drawn Glass and Blown Glass in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Drawn Glass and Blown Glass in the World?

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In 2016, the global home appliance imports stood at 3.6M tonnes, coming up by 2% against the previous year level. In general, home appliance imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012, when import increased by 5% year;to;year. Global home appliance import peaked in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, home appliance imports totaled $9.1B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. Global home appliance import peaked of $9.9B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Home Appliance Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2,983.5 million USD)

2. Germany (585.0 million USD)

3. France (423.6 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (423.2 million USD)

5. Canada (400.9 million USD)

6. Italy (221.0 million USD)

7. Netherlands (218.3 million USD)

8. Poland (156.3 million USD)

9. Russia (155.4 million USD)

10. Mexico (104.2 million USD)

11. Turkey (49.2 million USD)

12. China (38.8 million USD)

Home Appliance Imports By Country

In 2016, China (985K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (554K tonnes), and the Netherlands (177K tonnes) were the main importers of home appliance, together comprising 48% of total imports. The following importers ; Italy (134K tonnes), Germany (125K tonnes), the UK (108K tonnes), Mexico (101K tonnes), Turkey (99K tonnes), France (75K tonnes), Canada (73K tonnes), Russia (66K tonnes), and Poland (63K tonnes) together made up 23% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of home appliance imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+33.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3B) constitutes the largest market for imported home appliance worldwide, making up 33% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($585M), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of home appliance imports in the U.S. expanded at +1.5%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+2.5% per year) and France (;0.5% per year).

Home Appliance Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for home appliance amounted to $2,524 per tonne, coming down by ;3.6% against the previous year. In general, home appliance import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import price increased by 8% from the previous year level. Global home appliance import peaked of $2,750 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 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 France ($5,672 per tonne), while China ($39 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of home appliance import prices was attained by France (+4.9% 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 7321 ; Stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbecues, braziers, gas;rings, plate warmers and similar non;electric domestic appliances and parts, of iron or steel.

Source: World: Domestic, Non;Electric, Cooking Or Heating Appliances ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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Global glass imports stood at 838K tonnes in 2016, remaining stable against the previous year figure. Overall, glass imports continue to indicate a slight decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, an increase of 0.9% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global glass imports attained its maximum volume of 984K tonnes in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, glass imports stood at $1.4B in 2016. Overall, glass imports continue to indicate a noticeable expansion. Global glass import peaked of $3B in 2012- however, from 2013 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Glass Importing Countries in the World

1. China (389.2 million USD)

2. South Korea (379.2 million USD)

3. Thailand (23.5 million USD)

4. Japan (19.7 million USD)

5. Qatar (8.9 million USD)

6. Saudi Arabia (6.9 million USD)

7. Mongolia (3.1 million USD)

8. Russia (0.6 million USD)

9. Iran (0.3 million USD)

Glass Imports By Country

The imports of the four major importers of glass, namely Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran, represented more than two-thirds of total import. It was distantly followed by South Korea (57K tonnes), committing 7% share of total glass imports. The following importers - Qatar (19K tonnes), Mongolia (15K tonnes), Thailand (13K tonnes), and Russia (13K tonnes) held near 7% of total imports, each.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of glass imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia (+2.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest glass markets worldwide were China ($389M), South Korea ($379M) and Thailand ($24M), with a combined 57% share of global imports.

Thailand (+35.0% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the glass imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Glass Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for glass amounted to $1,654 per tonne, lowering by -13.4% against the previous year. Overall, glass import price continues to indicate a remarkable growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when it surged by 59% against the previous year level. Global glass import peaked of $3,306 per tonne in 2012- however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was South Korea ($6,713 per tonne), while Iran ($3 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of glass import prices was attained by Thailand (+35.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • glass import
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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 7004 - Glass- drawn glass and blown glass, in sheets, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked.

Source: World: Drawn Glass And Blown Glass - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025