Which Country Imports the Most Natural Quartz Crystal in the World?

Other Mining And Quarrying May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 5.6M tonnes of quartz were imported worldwide; dropping by -5.9% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, an increase of 13% year-to-year. Global quartz import peaked of 6M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, quartz imports totaled $569M in 2016. Overall, it indicated a strong increase from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global quartz imports attained its maximum level of $573M in 2015, leveling off in the following year.

Top Quartz Importing Countries in the World

1. Ukraine (nan USD)

2. Bhutan (nan USD)

3. China (69,092,828.0 USD)

4. Japan (62,123,583.0 USD)

5. Russia (54,580,479.0 USD)

6. France (24,044,519.0 USD)

7. South Korea (21,410,464.0 USD)

8. Malaysia (19,403,523.0 USD)

9. Germany (14,249,659.0 USD)

10. Iceland (11,184,755.0 USD)

11. Canada (10,763,803.0 USD)

12. India (218,029.0 USD)

Quartz Imports By Country

In 2016, Germany (897K tonnes), followed by China (567K tonnes), Russia (486K tonnes), India (438K tonnes), Malaysia (318K tonnes), and Ukraine (310K tonnes) represented the main importers of quartz, together comprising 54% of total imports. France (248K tonnes), Iceland (223K tonnes), Bhutan (213K tonnes), Canada (153K tonnes), South Korea (150K tonnes), and Japan (138K tonnes) held the slight share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of quartz imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Malaysia (+61.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest quartz markets worldwide were Bhutan (UNKNOWN), Ukraine (UNKNOWN) and China ($69M), with a combined -% share of global imports.

Bhutan (nan% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of quartz imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Quartz Import Prices By Country

The average quartz import price stood at $101 per tonne in 2016, growing by 5% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, quartz import price decreased by -6.5% against its level of 2014. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import price increased by 30% y-o-y. Global quartz import peaked of $108 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 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 Japan ($451 per tonne), while Ukraine ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of quartz import prices was attained by Bhutan (+55.2% 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 2506 - Quartz; (other than natural sands), quartzite, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape.

Source: World: Quartz Crystal (Natural) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025