Which Country Imports the Most Peat in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Peat in the World?

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

In 2016, the global passenger car imports stood at 86M tonnes, ascending by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when import increased by 8% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global passenger car imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, passenger car imports totaled $706B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global passenger car imports reached its maximum level of $707B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Passenger Car Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (173.3 billion USD)

2. Germany (51.3 billion USD)

3. United Kingdom (45.6 billion USD)

4. China (44.0 billion USD)

5. France (31.9 billion USD)

6. Belgium (31.4 billion USD)

7. Italy (27.5 billion USD)

8. Canada (26.4 billion USD)

9. Spain (18.3 billion USD)

10. Japan (10.3 billion USD)

11. Mexico (9.9 billion USD)

12. South Korea (9.3 billion USD)

Passenger Car Imports By Country

The imports of the three major importers of passenger car, namely the U.S., Germany, and Japan, represented more than third of total import. It was distantly followed by South Korea (4.9M tonnes), mixed up 6% share of total passenger car imports. The following importers ; China (3.5M tonnes), Spain (3.5M tonnes), the UK (3.4M tonnes), Canada (3.2M tonnes), Mexico (3M tonnes), Belgium (2.8M tonnes), France (2.5M tonnes), and Italy (2.4M tonnes) together made up 28% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of passenger car imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by China (+19.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($173B) constitutes the largest market for imported passenger car worldwide, making up 25% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($51B), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with the share of 6%.

In the U.S., passenger car imports expanded at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007;2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+1.7% per year) and the UK (;1.1% per year).

Passenger Car Import Prices By Country

The average passenger car import price stood at $8,184 per tonne in 2016, approximately equating the previous year level. Overall, passenger car import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 9% against the previous year level. Global passenger car import peaked of $8,435 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 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 the U.S. ($13 per kg), while Japan ($1,171 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of passenger car import prices was attained by South Korea (+14.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Do you want to know more about global passenger car market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • passenger car market share
  • passenger car prices
  • passenger car industry
  • passenger car sales
  • passenger car import
  • passenger car export
  • passenger car market forecast
  • passenger car price forecast
  • key passenger car producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8703 ; Motor cars and other motor vehicles; principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading no. 8702), including station wagons and racing cars.

Source: World: Passenger Cars ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the global peat imports amounted to 12M tonnes, declining by -2.4% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when import increased by 12% year-to-year. In that year, global peat imports attained its maximum volume of 12M tonnes. From 2014 to 2016, growth of global peat imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, peat imports stood at $1.3B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review. Over the period under review, global peat imports reached its maximum level of $1.3B in 2014- afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

Top Peat Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (341.2 million USD)

2. Netherlands (162.6 million USD)

3. France (79.0 million USD)

4. Germany (73.6 million USD)

5. Italy (65.6 million USD)

6. United Kingdom (52.3 million USD)

7. Belgium (36.1 million USD)

8. Spain (36.0 million USD)

9. Poland (16.5 million USD)

10. Ireland (2.6 million USD)

Peat Imports By Country

In 2016, Germany (2.4M tonnes), and the Netherlands (2.2M tonnes) represented the major importers of peat in the globe, together achieving 39% of total imports. It was distantly followed by Ireland (1M tonnes), the U.S. (904K tonnes), the UK (665K tonnes), France (587K tonnes), and Belgium (554K tonnes), together creating 32% share of total peat imports. Italy (523K tonnes), Spain (204K tonnes), and Poland (178K tonnes) held the weak share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of peat imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+4.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($341M) constitutes the largest market for imported peat worldwide, making up 27% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($163M), with the share of 13% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of peat imports in the U.S. expanded at +3.1%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: the Netherlands (+24.2% per year) and France (-2.2% per year).

Peat Import Prices By Country

The average peat import price stood at $108 per tonne in 2016, increasing by 5% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.7%.The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when it surged by 15% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average peat import price reached its maximum level in 2016, and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($377 per tonne), while Ireland ($3 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of peat import prices was attained by the Netherlands (+18.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Do you want to know more about global peat market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • peat market share
  • peat prices
  • peat industry
  • peat sales
  • peat import
  • peat export
  • peat market forecast
  • peat price forecast
  • key peat producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2703 - Peat- (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated.

Source: World: Peat - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025