Which Country Imports the Most Ethers in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Ethers in the World?

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In 2016, the global escalator imports totaled 4.6M tonnes, moving up by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012, when it surged by 10% year;to;year. Global escalator import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, escalator imports totaled $27B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the period from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global escalator import peaked of $29B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Escalator Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (3.8 billion USD)

2. China (2.3 billion USD)

3. Germany (1.2 billion USD)

4. Russia (0.8 billion USD)

5. France (0.8 billion USD)

6. Netherlands (0.7 billion USD)

7. Australia (0.7 billion USD)

8. Turkey (0.6 billion USD)

9. South Korea (0.5 billion USD)

10. Indonesia (0.5 billion USD)

11. Spain (0.4 billion USD)

12. Italy (0.3 billion USD)

Escalator Imports By Country

China (515K tonnes), the U.S. (368K tonnes), Germany (338K tonnes), France (235K tonnes), Italy (216K tonnes), Spain (157K tonnes), Russia (145K tonnes), the Netherlands (125K tonnes), Indonesia (125K tonnes), South Korea (115K tonnes), Australia (100K tonnes), and Turkey (94K tonnes) represented roughly 55% of total imports of escalator in 2016.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of escalator imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia (+22.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3.8B), China ($2.3B) and Germany ($1.2B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 27% of global imports. These countries were followed by Russia, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, South Korea, Indonesia, Spain and Italy, which together accounted for a further 21%.

Indonesia (+20.6% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the escalator imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Escalator Import Prices By Country

The average escalator import price stood at $5,768 per tonne in 2016, shrinking by ;6.5% against the previous year. In general, escalator import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 15% from the previous year level. Global escalator import peaked of $6,507 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. ($10 per kg), while Italy ($1,438 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of escalator import prices was attained by China (+3.6% 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 8428 ; Lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery; n.e.c. in heading no. 8425, 8426 or 8427 (e.g. lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).

Source: World: Escalators And Moving Walkways ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

Global ether imports totaled 23M tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 10% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global ether imports attained its maximum volume of 23M tonnes in 2015, leveling off in the following year.

In value terms, ether imports amounted to $11B in 2016. In general, ether imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global ether imports reached its maximum level of $16B in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Ether Importing Countries in the World

1. Japan (1,331.9 million USD)

2. China (1,145.1 million USD)

3. USA (806.7 million USD)

4. Netherlands (625.9 million USD)

5. Singapore (552.6 million USD)

6. Italy (490.5 million USD)

7. Belgium (450.7 million USD)

8. Mexico (429.4 million USD)

9. France (347.9 million USD)

10. Venezuela (258.3 million USD)

11. Saudi Arabia (38.8 million USD)

12. Qatar (4.8 million USD)

Ether Imports By Country

In 2016, Saudi Arabia (6.4M tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (3.3M tonnes), the Netherlands (1.6M tonnes), China (1.3M tonnes), and Japan (1.3M tonnes) were the key importers of ether, together committing 61% of total imports. Singapore (856K tonnes), Belgium (705K tonnes), Mexico (596K tonnes), Venezuela (596K tonnes), France (584K tonnes), Qatar (524K tonnes), and Italy (492K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of ether imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Japan (+30.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest ether markets worldwide were Japan ($1.3B), China ($1.1B) and the U.S. ($807M), with a combined 31% share of global imports.

Japan (+14.8% per year) had the highest growth rate of ether imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Ether Import Prices By Country

The average ether import price stood at $460 per tonne in 2016, declining by -13.0% against the previous year. Overall, ether import price continues to indicate a slight drop. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 24% year-to-year. Global ether import peaked of $706 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 Japan ($1,011 per tonne), while Saudi Arabia ($6 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of ether import prices was attained by Saudi Arabia (+8.0% 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 2909 - Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (chemically defined or not)- halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated, nitrosated derivative.

Source: World: Ethers - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025