Which Country Imports the Most Primary Cells and Primary Batteries in the World?

Batteries And Accumulators May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Primary Cells and Primary Batteries in the World?

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"

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

In 2016, approx. 1.1M tonnes of battery were imported worldwide- remaining stable against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when import increased by 6% against the previous year level. Global battery import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, battery imports amounted to $7.9B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global battery import peaked of $8.4B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Battery Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (472.0 million USD)

2. China (407.1 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (353.0 million USD)

4. France (259.4 million USD)

5. Mexico (200.9 million USD)

6. Netherlands (179.0 million USD)

7. Indonesia (143.3 million USD)

8. Poland (96.2 million USD)

9. Nigeria (13.3 million USD)

10. Costa Rica (7.3 million USD)

11. Malawi (3.3 million USD)

12. Maldives (1.6 million USD)

Battery Imports By Country

In 2016, Maldives (146K tonnes), followed by Indonesia (86K tonnes), Costa Rica (59K tonnes), Nigeria (57K tonnes), and the Netherlands (52K tonnes) represented the main importers of battery, together achieving 35% of total imports. The following importers - Germany (48K tonnes), the UK (44K tonnes), France (32K tonnes), Malawi (29K tonnes), China (28K tonnes), Mexico (25K tonnes), and Poland (24K tonnes) together made up 20% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of battery imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Malawi (+26.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($472M), China ($407M) and the UK ($353M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together comprising 16% of global imports. These countries were followed by France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Poland, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Malawi and Maldives, which together accounted for a further 11%.

Indonesia (+20.2% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the battery imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Battery Import Prices By Country

The average battery import price stood at $7,016 per tonne in 2016, leveling off at the previous year level. In general, battery import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008, an increase of 8% y-o-y. In that year, average battery import price attained its maximum level of $7,849 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average battery import price 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 China ($15 per kg), while Maldives ($11 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of battery import prices was attained by Indonesia (+18.5% 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 8506 - Cells and batteries- primary.

Source: World: Primary Cells And Primary Batteries - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025