Which Country Imports the Most Road Tractors For Semi-Trailers in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Road Tractors For Semi-Trailers in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Reservoirs, Tanks, Vats And Similar Containers ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 1.6M tonnes of reservoir were imported worldwide; falling by ;4.8% 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 relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 9% y;o;y. Global reservoir import peaked of 1.6M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, reservoir imports totaled $3.2B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Over the period under review, global reservoir imports attained its maximum level of $4B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Reservoir Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (475.4 million USD)

2. China (175.1 million USD)

3. Germany (124.9 million USD)

4. South Korea (99.0 million USD)

5. France (93.8 million USD)

6. Saudi Arabia (89.6 million USD)

7. Belgium (51.5 million USD)

8. United Kingdom (47.0 million USD)

9. Brazil (25.8 million USD)

10. Spain (25.1 million USD)

11. Italy (22.5 million USD)

12. Poland (20.6 million USD)

Reservoir Imports By Country

In 2016, South Korea (220K tonnes), followed by China (138K tonnes), the U.S. (85K tonnes), Germany (78K tonnes), Spain (76K tonnes), and Poland (71K tonnes) represented the major importers of reservoir, together committing 43% of total imports. Italy (55K tonnes), France (40K tonnes), Brazil (40K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (39K tonnes), the UK (36K tonnes), and Belgium (35K tonnes) took the slight share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of reservoir imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by France (+6.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($475M) constitutes the largest market for imported reservoir worldwide, making up 15% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($175M), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 4%.

In the U.S., reservoir imports stood at an average annual rate of +7.8% over the period from 2007;2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: China (+12.2% per year) and Germany (;2.2% per year).

Reservoir Import Prices By Country

The average reservoir import price stood at $2,036 per tonne in 2016, coming down by ;7.6% against the previous year. In general, reservoir import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009, when import increased by 13% from the previous year level. In that year, average reservoir import price attained its maximum level of $2,548 per tonne. From 2010 to 2016, growth of average reservoir import price failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($5,568 per tonne), while Poland ($290 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of reservoir import prices was attained by China (+11.1% 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 7309 ; Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers; for any material (excluding compressed or liquefied gas), of iron or steel, capacity exceeding 300l, whether or not lined or heat insulated.

Source: World: Reservoirs, Tanks, Vats And Similar Containers ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, approx. 5.9M tonnes of tractor were imported worldwide- shrinking by -7.2% against the previous year figure. Overall, tractor imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when import increased by 31% y-o-y. Global tractor import peaked of 6.7M tonnes in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, tractor imports amounted to $44B in 2016. In general, tractor imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global tractor import peaked of $51B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Tractor Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (8.2 billion USD)

2. France (2.8 billion USD)

3. Canada (2.8 billion USD)

4. Germany (2.4 billion USD)

5. Poland (1.7 billion USD)

6. Italy (1.6 billion USD)

7. United Kingdom (1.5 billion USD)

8. Spain (1.4 billion USD)

9. Belgium (1.2 billion USD)

10. Netherlands (1.1 billion USD)

11. Russia (0.7 billion USD)

12. United Arab Emirates (0.3 billion USD)

Tractor Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (1.2M tonnes), distantly followed by Canada (397K tonnes) represented the largest importers of tractor, together creating 26% of total imports. France (265K tonnes), Germany (249K tonnes), Poland (217K tonnes), the Netherlands (202K tonnes), Italy (190K tonnes), Belgium (177K tonnes), the UK (140K tonnes), Spain (137K tonnes), Russia (111K tonnes), and United Arab Emirates (95K tonnes) took the slight share of total imports.

The U.S. was also the fastest growing in terms of the tractor imports, with a CAGR of +7.7% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Canada (+2.6%), the Netherlands (+1.5%), the UK (+1.2%), and Germany (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, Poland (-1.5%), United Arab Emirates (-2.0%), Spain (-2.4%), Belgium (-3.5%), Italy (-3.6%), France (-5.4%), and Russia (-12.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of Russia, and France increased by 4%, and 3% percentage points, while the U.S. (-9.6%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($8.2B) constitutes the largest market for imported tractor worldwide, making up 19% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($2.8B), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by Canada, with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of tractor imports in the U.S. stood at +8.1%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: France (-0.1% per year) and Canada (+3.4% per year).

Tractor Import Prices By Country

The average tractor import price stood at $7,369 per tonne in 2016, reducing by -2.1% against the previous year. Overall, tractor import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import price increased by 15% against the previous year level. In that year, average tractor import price reached its maximum level of $8,651 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average tractor 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 the UK ($11 per kg), while United Arab Emirates ($2,759 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of tractor import prices was attained by France (+5.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Do you want to know more about global tractor market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • tractor market share
  • tractor prices
  • tractor industry
  • tractor sales
  • tractor import
  • tractor export
  • tractor market forecast
  • tractor price forecast
  • key tractor producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8701 - Tractors- (other than tractors of heading no 8709).

Source: World: Road Tractors For Semi-Trailers - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025