Which Country Imports the Most Plastic Sanitary in the World?

Plastics May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

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