Which Country Imports the Most Plastic Sanitary in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Plastic Sanitary in the World?

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In 2016, approx. 159K tonnes of plaiting material were imported worldwide; standing approx. at the previous year figure. In general, plaiting material imports continue to indicate a abrupt decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when it surged by 13% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global plaiting material imports attained its maximum volume of 239K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, plaiting material imports amounted to $376M in 2016. In general, plaiting material imports continue to indicate a pronounced deduction. Over the period under review, global plaiting material imports reached its maximum level of $586M in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Plaiting Material Importing Countries in the World

1. Japan (142.2 million USD)

2. Germany (20.4 million USD)

3. France (19.3 million USD)

4. Italy (13.6 million USD)

5. Spain (12.6 million USD)

6. South Korea (8.2 million USD)

7. Netherlands (8.0 million USD)

8. United Kingdom (7.8 million USD)

9. Belgium (7.5 million USD)

10. Canada (5.5 million USD)

11. Australia (4.9 million USD)

12. Viet Nam (2.2 million USD)

Plaiting Material Imports By Country

In 2016, Japan (47K tonnes) was the main importer for plaiting material, generating 30% of total imports. France (12K tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by Canada (9.3K tonnes), Spain (8.3K tonnes), Italy (7.9K tonnes), and Germany (7.6K tonnes). All these countries together took near 29% share of total imports. The following importers ; the UK (4.7K tonnes), Australia (4.7K tonnes), Belgium (4.1K tonnes), the Netherlands (3.6K tonnes), Viet Nam (3.3K tonnes), and South Korea (3.2K tonnes) together made up 15% of total imports.

Imports into Japan decreased at an average annual rate of ;6.8% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Viet Nam (+32.7%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Viet Nam emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +32.7% from 2007;2016. Canada experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Italy (;4.0%), Germany (;4.8%), Australia (;6.0%), France (;6.4%), the Netherlands (;6.7%), Spain (;7.3%), Belgium (;8.8%), the UK (;5.3%), and South Korea (;8.7%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Japan (26%), France (6%), Spain (5%), Belgium (3%), Germany (3%), South Korea (3%), Italy (2%), Australia (2%), the Netherlands (2%), and the UK (2%) increased significantly, the share of Viet Nam (;1.9%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Japan ($142M) constitutes the largest market for imported plaiting material worldwide, making up 38% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($20M), with the share of 5% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of plaiting material imports in Japan declined by ;2.3%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (;0.6% per year) and France (;6.8% per year).

Plaiting Material Import Prices By Country

The average plaiting material import price stood at $2,372 per tonne in 2016, shrinking by ;6.9% against the previous year. Overall, plaiting material import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, an increase of 20% against the previous year level. In that year, average plaiting material import price attained its maximum level of $2,859 per tonne. From 2013 to 2016, growth of average plaiting material import price failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Japan ($3,038 per tonne), while Canada ($595 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of plaiting material import prices was attained by Japan (+4.8% 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 4601 ; Plaits and similar products of plaiting materials, assembled into strips or not; plaiting materials, plaits and the like bound together in parallel strands or woven in sheet form, finished articles or not.

Source: World: Plaits And Similar Products Of Plaiting Materials ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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Global plastic sanitary ware imports totaled 679K tonnes in 2016, increasing by 6% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 11% from the previous year level. Global plastic sanitary ware import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, plastic sanitary ware imports totaled $3.6B in 2016. In general, plastic sanitary ware imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global plastic sanitary ware import peaked of $3.8B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Plastic Sanitary Ware Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (414.0 million USD)

2. USA (324.3 million USD)

3. France (250.5 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (201.0 million USD)

5. Italy (155.3 million USD)

6. Belgium (126.6 million USD)

7. Russia (123.2 million USD)

8. Netherlands (111.5 million USD)

9. Poland (92.2 million USD)

10. Canada (91.6 million USD)

11. Spain (78.4 million USD)

12. Australia (70.5 million USD)

Plastic Sanitary Ware Imports By Country

Germany (67K tonnes), the U.S. (56K tonnes), France (48K tonnes), Russia (41K tonnes), and the UK (40K tonnes) represented roughly 37% of total imports of plastic sanitary ware in 2016. The following importers - Italy (23K tonnes), Belgium (20K tonnes), Australia (19K tonnes), the Netherlands (17K tonnes), Poland (17K tonnes), Canada (16K tonnes), and Spain (16K tonnes) together made up 19% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of plastic sanitary ware imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Canada (+5.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest plastic sanitary ware markets worldwide were Germany ($414M), the U.S. ($324M) and France ($251M), with a combined 27% share of global imports.The UK, Italy, Belgium, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Spain and Australia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 29%.

Australia (+6.1% per year) had the highest growth rate of plastic sanitary ware 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.

Plastic Sanitary Ware Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for plastic sanitary ware amounted to $5,338 per tonne, stabilizing at the previous year level. Overall, plastic sanitary ware import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, an increase of 10% y-o-y. In that year, average plastic sanitary ware import price reached its maximum level of $5,991 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average plastic sanitary ware import price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Italy ($6,669 per tonne), while Russia ($3,021 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of plastic sanitary ware import prices was attained by Australia (+1.6% 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 3922 - Sanitary ware- baths, shower-baths, sinks, wash-basins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and sanitary ware, of plastics.

Source: World: Plastic Baths, Wash-Basins, Lavatory Pans And Covers And Similar Sanitary Ware - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025