Which Country Imports the Most Particle Board and Similar Wood Board in the World?

Wood-Based Panels May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Particle Board and Similar Wood Board in the World?

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In 2016, the amount of pantyhose imported worldwide totaled 1.3M tonnes, remaining constant against the previous year level. In general, pantyhose imports continue to indicate a temperate decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when imports increased by 13% from the previous year level. Global pantyhose import peaked of 1.5M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, pantyhose imports stood at $11B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.5% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Over the period under review, global pantyhose imports attained its maximum level of $13B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Pantyhose Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2,231.8 million USD)

2. Germany (1,018.6 million USD)

3. Japan (994.5 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (762.0 million USD)

5. France (607.4 million USD)

6. Italy (415.0 million USD)

7. Netherlands (408.3 million USD)

8. Russia (370.6 million USD)

9. China (99.0 million USD)

10. Honduras (6.6 million USD)

Pantyhose Imports By Country

China (307K tonnes), and the U.S. (206K tonnes) represented the major importers of pantyhose in 2016, resulting at approx. 24%, and 16% of total imports, respectively. The UK (87K tonnes) ranks second globally in pantyhose imports with a 7% share, following Germany (5%), and Japan (5%). The following importers ; France (37K tonnes), Russia (36K tonnes), Honduras (29K tonnes), the Netherlands (28K tonnes), and Italy (25K tonnes) together made up 12% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pantyhose imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Russia (+13.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($2.2B) constitutes the largest market for imported pantyhose worldwide, making up 20% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($1B), with the share of 9% of global imports. It was followed by Japan, with the share of 9%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of pantyhose imports in the U.S. expanded at +3.8%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (+1.6% per year) and Japan (+4.2% per year).

Pantyhose Import Prices By Country

The average pantyhose import price stood at $8,768 per tonne in 2016, going down by ;4.1% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +4.5%.The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008, when import price increased by 53% against the previous year level. Global pantyhose import peaked of $9,808 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 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 ($17 per kg), while Honduras ($229 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pantyhose import prices was attained by China (+18.5% 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 6115 ; Hosiery; panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.

Source: World: Pantyhose And Tights ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Particle Board And Similar Board Of Wood - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 18M tonnes of particle board were imported worldwide- rising by 5% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.5% from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 18% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global particle board imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, particle board imports amounted to $7.3B in 2016. Overall, particle board imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global particle board import peaked of $7.8B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Particle Board Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (1,557.2 million USD)

2. Germany (729.9 million USD)

3. Italy (291.6 million USD)

4. France (279.4 million USD)

5. United Kingdom (276.4 million USD)

6. Poland (270.9 million USD)

7. Netherlands (201.5 million USD)

8. South Korea (198.8 million USD)

9. China (185.2 million USD)

10. Japan (174.6 million USD)

11. Sweden (161.6 million USD)

12. Russia (129.1 million USD)

Particle Board Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (3.7M tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (1.8M tonnes), Poland (1.1M tonnes), Italy (885K tonnes), and South Korea (829K tonnes) were the major importers of particle board, together committing 46% of total imports. The Netherlands (679K tonnes), the UK (645K tonnes), France (446K tonnes), Russia (372K tonnes), China (370K tonnes), Japan (358K tonnes), and Sweden (343K tonnes) occupied the slight share of total imports.

The U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, the Netherlands (+28.9%), Italy (+20.1%), South Korea (+5.9%), Poland (+5.7%), Germany (+4.8%), and Japan (+2.0%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +28.9% from 2007-2016. France, China, and the UK experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Sweden (-1.5%), and Russia (-2.5%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of the U.S. (2%) increased significantly, the share of South Korea (-1.8%), Poland (-2.3%), the Netherlands (-3.3%), Germany (-3.5%), and Italy (-3.9%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($1.6B) constitutes the largest market for imported particle board worldwide, making up 21% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($730M), with the share of 10% of global imports. It was followed by Italy, with the share of 4%.

In the U.S., particle board imports expanded at an average annual rate of +2.0% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+1.5% per year) and Italy (+3.1% per year).

Particle Board Import Prices By Country

The average particle board import price stood at $399 per tonne in 2016, ascending by 2% against the previous year. Overall, particle board import price continues to indicate a temperate decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when import increased by 7% against the previous year level. Global particle board import peaked of $505 per tonne in 2007- however, from 2008 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 France ($626 per tonne), while South Korea ($240 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of particle board import prices was attained by China (+5.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4410 - Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (e.g. waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances.

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