Which Country Imports the Most Metal Padlocks, Locks and Keys in the World?

Cutlery, Hand Tools And General Hardware May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Metal Padlocks, Locks and Keys in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Packing Cases, Boxes And Similar Packings ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global packaging imports totaled 10M tonnes, increasing by 4% against the previous year level. In general, packaging imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, an increase of 6% against the previous year level. Global packaging import peaked in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, packaging imports amounted to $2.9B in 2016. In general, packaging imports continue to indicate a mild expansion. Global packaging import peaked of $3.1B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Packaging Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (504.0 million USD)

2. Belgium (229.8 million USD)

3. France (228.3 million USD)

4. Netherlands (212.0 million USD)

5. Italy (169.0 million USD)

6. USA (140.5 million USD)

7. Austria (118.2 million USD)

8. Czech Republic (68.6 million USD)

9. Canada (66.7 million USD)

10. Poland (55.8 million USD)

11. Lithuania (15.1 million USD)

12. Latvia (7.6 million USD)

Packaging Imports By Country

Germany (1.3M tonnes), and Poland (1.2M tonnes) represented the main importers of packaging in 2016, amounting to near 13%, and 12% of total imports, respectively. Czech Republic (576K tonnes) held a 6% share (based on tonnes) of global packaging imports, which put it in second place, following the Netherlands (5%), France (5%), and Italy (5%). Belgium (396K tonnes), the U.S. (326K tonnes), Lithuania (305K tonnes), Latvia (298K tonnes), Austria (255K tonnes), and Canada (239K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of packaging imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+7.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($504M) constitutes the largest market for imported packaging worldwide, making up 17% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Belgium ($230M), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 8%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of packaging imports in Germany expanded at +0.8%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Belgium (+1.1% per year) and France (;3.2% per year).

Packaging Import Prices By Country

The average packaging import price stood at $294 per tonne in 2016, remaining stable against the previous year level. In general, packaging import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when it surged by 22% year;to;year. In that year, average packaging import price attained its maximum level of $331 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average packaging import price 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 Belgium ($581 per tonne), while Latvia ($25 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of packaging import prices was attained by France (+7.8% 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 4415 ; Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings, of wood; cable;drums of wood; pallets, box pallets and other load boards, of wood; pallet collars of wood.

Source: World: Packing Cases, Boxes And Similar Packings ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Padlocks, Locks And Keys Of Base Metal - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the amount of lock and key imported worldwide amounted to 2.4M tonnes, moving up by 4% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 9% y-o-y. Global lock and key import peaked in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, lock and key imports stood at $12B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global lock and key import peaked of $12B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Lock And Key Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2,367.0 million USD)

2. Germany (985.3 million USD)

3. Mexico (710.8 million USD)

4. China (594.9 million USD)

5. United Kingdom (484.1 million USD)

6. Czech Republic (378.5 million USD)

Lock And Key Imports By Country

Mexico (690K tonnes), and China (582K tonnes) were the key importers of lock and key in 2016, accounting for approx. 29%, and 24% of total imports, respectively. Germany (199K tonnes) took a 8% share (based on tonnes) of global lock and key imports, which put it in second place, following the U.S. (6%). The following importers - Czech Republic (49K tonnes), and the UK (41K tonnes) took near 4% of total imports, each.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of lock and key imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Germany (+12.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($2.4B) constitutes the largest market for imported lock and key worldwide, making up 19% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($985M), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by Mexico, with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of lock and key imports in the U.S. expanded at +2.8%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+0.5% per year) and Mexico (+0.6% per year).

Lock And Key Import Prices By Country

The average lock and key import price stood at $5,033 per tonne in 2016, coming down by -2.8% against the previous year. Overall, lock and key import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when import increased by 10% against the previous year level. Global lock and key import peaked of $5,388 per tonne in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($18 per kg), while China ($1,023 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of lock and key import prices was attained by China (+6.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • key lock and key producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8301 - Padlocks and locks (key, combination, electrically operated) of base metal- clasps and frames with clasps incorporating locks, of base metal, keys for any or the foregoing articles, of base metal.

Source: World: Padlocks, Locks And Keys Of Base Metal - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025