Which Country Imports the Most Pre-Fabricated Structural Components in the World?

Non-Metallic Mineral Products May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Pre-Fabricated Structural Components in the World?

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In 2016, the global prefab housing imports stood at 5.3M tonnes, coming up by 3% against the previous year figure. Overall, prefab housing imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 7% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global prefab housing imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, prefab housing imports totaled $6.9B in 2016. In general, prefab housing imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global prefab housing imports attained its maximum level of $7.4B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Prefab Housing Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (772.3 million USD)

2. Norway (501.6 million USD)

3. USA (323.8 million USD)

4. France (276.9 million USD)

5. Switzerland (274.8 million USD)

6. Netherlands (141.0 million USD)

7. Belgium (84.6 million USD)

8. China (56.8 million USD)

9. Czech Republic (52.3 million USD)

10. Turkey (42.4 million USD)

11. Lithuania (36.0 million USD)

12. Estonia (10.3 million USD)

Prefab Housing Imports By Country

In 2016, China (815K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (381K tonnes), and Germany (296K tonnes) were the largest importers of prefab housing, together achieving 28% of total imports. The following importers ; Czech Republic (212K tonnes), Estonia (208K tonnes), Norway (188K tonnes), Turkey (152K tonnes), Belgium (148K tonnes), the Netherlands (145K tonnes), France (123K tonnes), Lithuania (123K tonnes), and Switzerland (118K tonnes) together made up 27% of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Lithuania (+5.7%), Germany (+5.5%), Estonia (+5.4%), Norway (+2.4%), Czech Republic (+1.8%), and Turkey (+1.6%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Lithuania emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +5.7% from 2007;2016. Switzerland, and the U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the Netherlands (;1.4%), Belgium (;3.0%), and France (;3.8%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Germany (;2.1%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Germany ($772M), Norway ($502M) and the U.S. ($324M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together comprising 23% of global imports.

Germany (+8.1% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of prefab housing imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Prefab Housing Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for prefab housing amounted to $1,301 per tonne, remaining stable against the previous year level. In general, prefab housing import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 18% against the previous year level. In that year, average prefab housing import price reached its maximum level of $1,467 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average prefab housing import price failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Norway ($2,671 per tonne), while Estonia ($50 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of prefab housing import prices was attained by China (+6.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • prefab housing price forecast
  • key prefab housing producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 9406 ; Buildings; prefabricated.

Source: World: Prefabricated Buildings ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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In 2016, the amount of non-metallic mineral product imported worldwide totaled 33M tonnes, reducing by -7.0% against the previous year figure. In general, non-metallic mineral product imports continue to indicate a mild shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 8% year-to-year. Global non-metallic mineral product import peaked of 37M tonnes in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, non-metallic mineral product imports amounted to $7.3B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a tangible expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value decreased at an average annual rate of -1.2% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, non-metallic mineral product imports increased by +68.0% against its level of 2009. Over the period under review, global non-metallic mineral product imports attained its maximum level in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Top Non-Metallic Mineral Product Importing Countries in the World

1. Netherlands (386.9 million USD)

2. China, Hong Kong SAR (343.7 million USD)

3. Singapore (337.2 million USD)

4. Germany (320.8 million USD)

5. France (288.2 million USD)

6. Austria (174.2 million USD)

7. Belgium (147.0 million USD)

8. Russia (108.2 million USD)

9. China (83.5 million USD)

10. United Arab Emirates (34.3 million USD)

11. Belarus (20.4 million USD)

12. Malaysia (16.9 million USD)

Non-Metallic Mineral Product Imports By Country

The imports of the four major importers of non-metallic mineral product, namely China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Belarus, represented more than third of total import. It was distantly followed by China, Hong Kong SAR (1.6M tonnes), comprising 5% share of total non-metallic mineral product imports. United Arab Emirates (1.5M tonnes), the Netherlands (1.3M tonnes), Russia (1.3M tonnes), Germany (1.2M tonnes), France (1.2M tonnes), Belgium (795K tonnes), and Austria (746K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of non-metallic mineral product imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Russia (+15.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($387M), China, Hong Kong SAR ($344M) and Singapore ($337M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together comprising 15% of global imports. These countries were followed by Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Malaysia, which together accounted for a further 16%.

Malaysia (+22.0% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of non-metallic mineral product imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Non-Metallic Mineral Product Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for non-metallic mineral product amounted to $221 per tonne, increasing by 12% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a remarkable expansion from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +5.2% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, non-metallic mineral product import price increased by +39.9% against its level of 2008. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, an increase of 13% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average non-metallic mineral product import price reached its maximum level in 2016, and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the Netherlands ($298 per tonne), while Malaysia ($4 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of non-metallic mineral product import prices was attained by Belarus (+26.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • non-metallic mineral product market share
  • non-metallic mineral product prices
  • non-metallic mineral product industry
  • non-metallic mineral product sales
  • non-metallic mineral product import
  • non-metallic mineral product export
  • non-metallic mineral product market forecast
  • non-metallic mineral product price forecast
  • key non-metallic mineral product producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 6810 - Cement, concrete or artificial stone- whether or not reinforced, articles thereof.

Source: World: Pre-Fabricated Structural Components For Building Or Civil Engineering, Of Cement, Concrete Or Artificial Stone - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025