Which Country Imports the Most Hand Tools in the World?

Cutlery, Hand Tools And General Hardware May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Hand Tools in the World?

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

Global gypsum imports totaled 69M tonnes in 2016, stabilizing at the previous year figure. In general, gypsum imports continue to indicate a slight curtailment. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015, an increase of 5% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global gypsum imports attained its maximum volume of 77M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, gypsum imports totaled $1.4B in 2016. In general, gypsum imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global gypsum import peaked of $1.5B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Gypsum Importing Countries in the World

1. India (92.5 million USD)

2. Viet Nam (90.7 million USD)

3. Indonesia (73.8 million USD)

4. Nigeria (72.1 million USD)

5. Japan (70.3 million USD)

6. Malaysia (47.1 million USD)

7. Canada (25.1 million USD)

8. Germany (9.5 million USD)

9. Mexico (4.3 million USD)

10. Thailand (3.6 million USD)

11. Iran (0.8 million USD)

12. Oman (0.5 million USD)

Gypsum Imports By Country

Thailand (10M tonnes), and Canada (8.2M tonnes) represented roughly 27% of total imports of gypsum in 2016. It was distantly followed by India (4.5M tonnes), Viet Nam (4.1M tonnes), and Mexico (3.5M tonnes), together comprising 18% share of total gypsum imports. The following importers ; Iran (2.6M tonnes), Indonesia (2.4M tonnes), Japan (2.3M tonnes), Germany (2.1M tonnes), Oman (1.7M tonnes), Malaysia (1.6M tonnes), and Nigeria (1.6M tonnes) together made up 21% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of gypsum imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by India (+30.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, India ($93M), Viet Nam ($91M) and Indonesia ($74M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 18% of global imports.

India (+23.8% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the gypsum imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Gypsum Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for gypsum amounted to $20 per tonne, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.8%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import price increased by 18% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average gypsum import price attained its maximum level of $23 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 Nigeria ($46 per tonne), while Iran ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of gypsum import prices was attained by Malaysia (+2.5% 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 2520 ; Gypsum; anhydrite; plasters (consisting of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate), coloured or not, with or without small quantities of accelerators or retarders.

Source: World: Gypsum, Anhydrite And Limestone ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the amount of hand tools imported worldwide totaled 826K tonnes, approximately reflecting the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when import increased by 9% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global hand tools imports reached its maximum volume of 836K tonnes in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, hand tools imports stood at $1.5B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. Global hand tools import peaked of $1.7B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Hand Tools Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (302.7 million USD)

2. Germany (137.8 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (84.4 million USD)

4. Kenya (24.1 million USD)

5. Mexico (16.9 million USD)

6. South Africa (6.9 million USD)

7. Mozambique (6.6 million USD)

8. China (6.4 million USD)

9. India (1.7 million USD)

Hand Tools Imports By Country

In 2016, China (259K tonnes) was the largest importer for hand tools, comprising 31% of total imports. It was distantly followed by the U.S. (73K tonnes), and South Africa (65K tonnes), together achieving 17% share of total hand tools imports. India (25K tonnes), Mexico (22K tonnes), Mozambique (21K tonnes), Germany (21K tonnes), the UK (19K tonnes), and Kenya (17K tonnes) took the mild share of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Mozambique (+40.0%), South Africa (+39.3%), Kenya (+14.3%), the U.S. (+2.2%), and India (+1.3%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Mozambique emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +40.0% from 2007-2016. Mexico experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the UK (-1.5%), and Germany (-2.1%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The U.S. (-1.6%), Mozambique (-2.5%), and South Africa (-7.5%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($303M) constitutes the largest market for imported hand tools worldwide, making up 20% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($138M), with the share of 9% of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of hand tools imports in the U.S. stood at +2.6%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+2.4% per year) and the UK (-0.8% per year).

Hand Tools Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for hand tools amounted to $1,821 per tonne, descending by -3.1% against the previous year. Overall, hand tools import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 9% against the previous year level. In that year, average hand tools import price reached its maximum level of $2,121 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average hand tools import price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($6,598 per tonne), while China ($25 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of hand tools import prices was attained by China (+10.7% 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 8201 - Tools, hand- spades, shovels, mattocks, picks, hoes, forks, rakes- axes, bill hooks etc- secateurs and pruners of any kind- scythes, sickles, hay knives, hedge shears, timber wedges and other tools used in agriculture, horticulture, forestry.

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