Which Country Imports the Most Engine Generators in the World?

Parts And Accessories For Motor Vehicles May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the global engine generator imports totaled 1.8M tonnes, increasing by 4% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 15% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global engine generator imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, engine generator imports amounted to $19B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global engine generator import peaked of $20B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Engine Generator Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (4.0 billion USD)

2. Germany (1.9 billion USD)

3. Mexico (1.6 billion USD)

4. China (1.1 billion USD)

5. United Kingdom (0.8 billion USD)

6. Hungary (0.8 billion USD)

7. France (0.8 billion USD)

8. Canada (0.7 billion USD)

9. Spain (0.5 billion USD)

10. Italy (0.4 billion USD)

11. Japan (0.4 billion USD)

12. South Korea (0.2 billion USD)

Engine Generator Imports By Country

The U.S. (245K tonnes), Japan (216K tonnes), China (185K tonnes), Mexico (139K tonnes), Germany (113K tonnes), Spain (98K tonnes), France (80K tonnes), and Hungary (71K tonnes) represented roughly 64% of total imports of engine generator in 2016. South Korea (47K tonnes), Italy (41K tonnes), the UK (40K tonnes), and Canada (40K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of engine generator imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Hungary (+8.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($4B) constitutes the largest market for imported engine generator worldwide, making up 21% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($1.9B), with the share of 10% of global imports. It was followed by Mexico, with the share of 8%.

In the U.S., engine generator imports stood at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+3.9% per year) and Mexico (+6.6% per year).

Engine Generator Import Prices By Country

The average engine generator import price stood at $11 per kg in 2016, import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.8%.The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when import increased by 13% y-o-y. Global engine generator import peaked of $12 per kg 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 UK ($20 per kg), while Japan ($1,798 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of engine generator import prices was attained by Hungary (+9.1% 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 8511 - Ignition or starting equipment; used for spark-ignition or compression-ignition internal combustion engines; generators and cut outs used in conjunction with such engines.

Source: World: Generators For Internal Combustion Engines - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025