Which Country Imports the Most Natural Phosphates in the World?

Chemical And Fertilizer Minerals May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Natural Phosphates in the World?

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

Global narrow woven fabric imports stood at 394K tonnes in 2016, jumping by 8% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when imports increased by 19% year;to;year. Global narrow woven fabric import peaked of 399K tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, narrow woven fabric imports stood at $3.1B in 2016. Overall, narrow woven fabric imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global narrow woven fabric import peaked of $3.2B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Narrow Woven Fabric Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (342.0 million USD)

2. Mexico (268.6 million USD)

3. China (207.8 million USD)

4. China, Hong Kong SAR (204.4 million USD)

5. Viet Nam (146.3 million USD)

6. Germany (116.1 million USD)

7. Romania (103.3 million USD)

8. Poland (81.2 million USD)

9. Czech Republic (80.8 million USD)

10. India (71.1 million USD)

11. United Kingdom (56.5 million USD)

12. Philippines (30.1 million USD)

Narrow Woven Fabric Imports By Country

In 2016, Mexico (61K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (29K tonnes), and China, Hong Kong SAR (21K tonnes) represented the main importers of narrow woven fabric, together generating 28% of total imports. China (16K tonnes), the Philippines (15K tonnes), the UK (14K tonnes), Poland (13K tonnes), Germany (12K tonnes), Viet Nam (12K tonnes), India (11K tonnes), Romania (11K tonnes), and Czech Republic (11K tonnes) occupied the mild share of total imports.

Imports into Mexico increased at an average annual rate of +6.8% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, the Philippines (+25.1%), Czech Republic (+10.5%), India (+8.4%), Viet Nam (+7.3%), Romania (+4.0%), and the UK (+4.0%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Philippines emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +25.1% from 2007;2016. The U.S., Poland, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, China (;4.7%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Czech Republic, the Philippines, and Mexico saw its share reduced by ;1.6%, ;3.2%, and ;6.9% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($342M), Mexico ($269M) and China ($208M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 26% share of global imports. These countries were followed by China, Hong Kong SAR, Viet Nam, Germany, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, India, the UK and the Philippines, which together accounted for a further 28%.

Czech Republic (+8.5% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the narrow woven fabric 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.

Narrow Woven Fabric Import Prices By Country

The average narrow woven fabric import price stood at $7,999 per tonne in 2016, shrinking by ;3.5% against the previous year. In general, narrow woven fabric import price continues to indicate a mild decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015, when import increased by 4% year;to;year. Global narrow woven fabric import peaked of $9,152 per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 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 Viet Nam ($13 per kg), while the Philippines ($2,066 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of narrow woven fabric import prices was attained by China (+4.2% 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 5806 ; Fabrics; narrow woven, other than goods of heading no. 5807; narrow fabrics consisting of warp without weft assembled by means of an adhesive (bolducs).

Source: World: Narrow Woven Fabrics ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Natural Phosphates (P2O5 Content) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the amount of phosphate imported worldwide stood at 23M tonnes, falling by -11.9% against the previous year figure. In general, phosphate imports continue to indicate a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 12% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global phosphate imports attained its maximum volume of 29M tonnes in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, phosphate imports stood at $2.8B in 2016. Overall, phosphate imports continue to indicate a moderate growth. In that year, global phosphate imports reached its maximum level of $6.3B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global phosphate imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Phosphate Importing Countries in the World

1. India (784.9 million USD)

2. Indonesia (193.5 million USD)

3. Lithuania (178.8 million USD)

4. Brazil (152.5 million USD)

5. Belgium (151.0 million USD)

6. Poland (114.4 million USD)

7. Turkey (102.2 million USD)

8. New Zealand (87.2 million USD)

9. Mexico (77.7 million USD)

10. South Korea (70.9 million USD)

11. Serbia (59.4 million USD)

12. Bulgaria (46.8 million USD)

Phosphate Imports By Country

India (7.5M tonnes) was the major importing country with an import of about 7.5M tonnes, which accounted for 32% of total imports. Brazil (1.7M tonnes) ranks second globally in phosphate imports with a 7% share, following Indonesia (7%), Poland (6%), Lithuania (5%), and Turkey (5%). Belgium (864K tonnes), Mexico (731K tonnes), South Korea (601K tonnes), New Zealand (569K tonnes), Serbia (532K tonnes), and Bulgaria (481K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to phosphate imports into India stood at +4.5%. At the same time, Serbia (+20.1%), Indonesia (+6.7%), and Turkey (+3.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Serbia emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +20.1% from 2007-2016. Lithuania, Bulgaria, and Brazil experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Mexico (-2.6%), Poland (-2.8%), New Zealand (-4.0%), Belgium (-6.0%), and South Korea (-6.8%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Belgium (3%), South Korea (2%), and Poland (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Serbia, Indonesia, and India saw its share reduced by -1.8%, -3.2%, and -10.4% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, India ($785M) constitutes the largest market for imported phosphate worldwide, making up 28% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Indonesia ($194M), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by Lithuania, with the share of 6%.

In India, phosphate imports stood at an average annual rate of +7.1% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Indonesia (+12.4% per year) and Lithuania (+6.3% per year).

Phosphate Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for phosphate amounted to $119 per tonne, going down by -7.0% against the previous year. Overall, phosphate import price continues to indicate a prominent increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008, an increase of 179% y-o-y. In that year, average phosphate import price reached its maximum level of $218 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average phosphate 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 ($175 per tonne), while Poland ($87 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of phosphate import prices was attained by Belgium (+7.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • phosphate market share
  • phosphate prices
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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2510 - Natural calcium phosphates- natural aluminium calcium phosphates and phosphatic chalk.

Source: World: Natural Phosphates (P2O5 Content) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025