Which Country Imports the Most Photographic Cameras in the World?

Optical Instruments And Photographic Equipment May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the global imports of photo camera totaled 40K tonnes, ascending by 6% against the previous year level. Overall, photo camera imports continue to indicate a abrupt contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, when imports increased by 6% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global photo camera imports reached its maximum volume of 100K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, photo camera imports totaled $2.5B in 2016. In general, photo camera imports continue to indicate a drastic decrease. Over the period under review, global photo camera imports reached its maximum level of $4.3B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Photo Camera Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (113.9 million USD)

2. United Kingdom (108.1 million USD)

3. Netherlands (95.8 million USD)

4. France (95.1 million USD)

5. Japan (70.9 million USD)

6. Philippines (61.7 million USD)

7. Italy (57.2 million USD)

8. Spain (54.5 million USD)

9. Australia (48.4 million USD)

10. South Korea (40.0 million USD)

11. Indonesia (18.3 million USD)

12. Iran (4.8 million USD)

Photo Camera Imports By Country

The Philippines (6.2K tonnes), Italy (5.4K tonnes), the Netherlands (4K tonnes), the UK (3K tonnes), and Germany (2.9K tonnes) represented roughly 54% of total imports of photo camera in 2016. Japan (1.7K tonnes), Indonesia (1.4K tonnes), Spain (1.3K tonnes), France (1.2K tonnes), Australia (1.2K tonnes), South Korea (1.1K tonnes), and Iran (1.1K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of photo camera imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+21.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($114M), the UK ($108M) and the Netherlands ($96M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together comprising 13% of global imports.France, Japan, the Philippines, Italy, Spain, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia and Iran lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 18%.

Australia (+0.7% per year) experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to the photo camera imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures.

Photo Camera Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for photo camera amounted to $63 per kg, going down by -16.8% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a strong increase from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +4.5% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014, when import increased by 23% against the previous year level. Global photo camera import peaked of $76 per kg in 2015, falling back in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was France ($79 per kg), while Iran ($4,292 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of photo camera import prices was attained by the Philippines (+21.8% 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 9006 - Cameras, photographic (excluding cinematographic); photographic flashlight apparatus and flashbulbs other than discharge lamps of heading no. 8539.

Source: World: Photographic (Other Than Cinematographic) Cameras - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025