Which Country Imports the Most Prepared Explosives in the World?

Other Household –°hemicals May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Prepared Explosives in the World?

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Global lubricant additives imports totaled 5.7M tonnes in 2016, stabilizing at the previous year level. In general, lubricant additives imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 5% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global lubricant additives imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, lubricant additives imports stood at $14B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +0.4% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, lubricant additives imports decreased by ;2.4% against its level of 2014. Global lubricant additives import peaked of $14B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Lubricant Additives Importing Countries in the World

1. China (1,114.0 million USD)

2. Singapore (875.0 million USD)

3. Germany (833.8 million USD)

4. Belgium (761.7 million USD)

5. France (608.1 million USD)

6. USA (605.3 million USD)

7. South Korea (555.0 million USD)

8. Japan (479.8 million USD)

9. Italy (479.8 million USD)

10. Netherlands (398.8 million USD)

11. Canada (383.9 million USD)

Lubricant Additives Imports By Country

The imports of the three major importers of lubricant additives, namely the U.S., France, and Singapore, represented more than third of total import. Italy (310K tonnes) occupied a 5% share (based on tonnes) of global lubricant additives imports, which put it in second place, following China (5%), Germany (5%), and Belgium (5%). The following importers ; Japan (130K tonnes), the Netherlands (127K tonnes), South Korea (125K tonnes), and Canada (97K tonnes) occupied approx. 8% of total imports, each.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of lubricant additives imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by China (+6.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest lubricant additives markets worldwide were China ($1.1B), Singapore ($875M) and Germany ($834M), with a combined 21% share of global imports.

China (+9.5% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of lubricant additives imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Lubricant Additives Import Prices By Country

The average lubricant additives import price stood at $2,396 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 +4.9%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, an increase of 22% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, average lubricant additives import price reached its maximum level of $2,483 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was South Korea ($4,436 per tonne), while the U.S. ($627 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of lubricant additives import prices was attained by Germany (+12.4% 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 3811 ; Anti;knock preparations, oxidation and gum inhibitors, viscosity improvers, anti;corrosive preparations and the like, for mineral oils (including gasoline) or other liquids used for the same purposes.

Source: World: Prepared Additives For Mineral Oils ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the global imports of explosives stood at 932K tonnes, moving up by 121% against the previous year figure. Overall, explosives imports continue to indicate a prominent expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013, when it surged by 307% against the previous year level. In that year, global explosives imports attained its maximum volume of 2.2M tonnes. From 2014 to 2016, growth of global explosives imports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, explosives imports totaled $722M in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global explosives import peaked of $1B in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Explosives Importing Countries in the World

1. Canada (70,266,480.0 USD)

2. Guinea (nan USD)

3. China (nan USD)

4. South Africa (4,415,801.0 USD)

5. Russia (1,239,625.0 USD)

Explosives Imports By Country

Guinea (533K tonnes) prevails in explosives imports structure, recording 533K tonnes, which was approx. 57% of total imports in 2016. It was distantly followed by Canada (47K tonnes), achieving 5% share of total explosives imports. South Africa (36K tonnes), Russia (29K tonnes), and China (18K tonnes) took the slight share of total imports.

Guinea was also the fastest growing in terms of the explosives imports, with a CAGR of +119.5% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Canada (+5.9%), and South Africa (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. China, and Russia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. Canada (-2.0%), and Guinea (-57.2%) 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, the largest explosives markets worldwide were Guinea (UNKNOWN), Canada ($70M) and South Africa ($4.4M), with a combined -% share of global imports.

Guinea (nan% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the explosives imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Explosives Import Prices By Country

The average explosives import price stood at $775 per tonne in 2016, reducing by -58.4% against the previous year. Overall, explosives import price continues to indicate a abrupt contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, when it surged by 336% y-o-y. Global explosives import peaked of $1,979 per tonne in 2010- however, from 2011 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Canada ($1,502 per tonne), while China ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of explosives import prices was attained by South Africa (+7.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 3602 - Prepared explosives, other than propellent powders.

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