Which Country Imports the Most Nucleic Acids and Their Salts in the World?

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

In 2016, the global imports of nucleic acid stood at 232K tonnes, waning by -29.9% against the previous year figure. In general, nucleic acid imports continue to indicate a mild descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, an increase of 13% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global nucleic acid imports reached its maximum volume of 338K tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, nucleic acid imports stood at $20B in 2016. In general, nucleic acid imports continue to indicate a slight descent. In that year, global nucleic acid imports attained its maximum level of $26B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global nucleic acid imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Nucleic Acid Importing Countries in the World

1. Japan (1,166.5 million USD)

2. Germany (1,126.2 million USD)

3. Belgium (1,054.9 million USD)

4. Spain (715.8 million USD)

5. France (639.7 million USD)

6. United Kingdom (517.3 million USD)

7. Italy (482.1 million USD)

8. Brazil (386.6 million USD)

9. South Korea (356.3 million USD)

10. Russia (136.3 million USD)

11. Thailand (114.8 million USD)

12. Indonesia (112.7 million USD)

Nucleic Acid Imports By Country

The imports of the twelve major importers of nucleic acid, namely Brazil, Japan, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Russia, Indonesia, and the UK, represented more than two-thirds of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of nucleic acid imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia (+7.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest nucleic acid markets worldwide were Japan ($1.2B), Germany ($1.1B) and Belgium ($1.1B), with a combined 17% share of global imports.Spain, France, the UK, Italy, Brazil, South Korea, Russia, Thailand and Indonesia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 17%.

Russia (+19.2% per year) had the highest growth rate of nucleic acid 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.

Nucleic Acid Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for nucleic acid amounted to $86 per kg, ascending by 22% against the previous year. In general, nucleic acid import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, when import increased by 22% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average nucleic acid import price attained its maximum level of $95 per kg in 2008; however, from 2009 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 Germany ($66 per kg), while Thailand ($11 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of nucleic acid import prices was attained by Russia (+14.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Nucleic Acids And Their Salts - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025