Which Country Imports the Most Saturated Acyclic Monocarboxylic Acids in the World?

Basic Chemicals May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Saturated Acyclic Monocarboxylic Acids in the World?

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In 2016, approx. 93M tonnes of salt were imported worldwide; remaining stable against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013, when import increased by 9% against the previous year level. In that year, global salt imports attained its maximum volume of 96M tonnes. From 2014 to 2016, growth of global salt imports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, salt imports stood at $3.2B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a notable expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, salt imports decreased by ;19.7% against its level of 2014. Over the period under review, global salt imports reached its maximum level of $3.9B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Salt Importing Countries in the World

1. Japan (418.3 million USD)

2. China (189.2 million USD)

3. Germany (167.3 million USD)

4. South Korea (141.5 million USD)

5. Canada (86.9 million USD)

6. Netherlands (34.5 million USD)

7. Mexico (18.3 million USD)

8. Romania (15.4 million USD)

9. Ukraine (5.2 million USD)

10. India (4.1 million USD)

11. Chile (2.8 million USD)

12. Tunisia (0.9 million USD)

Salt Imports By Country

Chile (10M tonnes), Mexico (9.2M tonnes), Japan (7.3M tonnes), India (7.3M tonnes), Canada (5.6M tonnes), China (5.3M tonnes), the Netherlands (4M tonnes), and South Korea (3.9M tonnes) represented roughly 57% of total imports of salt in 2016. Ukraine (2.6M tonnes), Germany (2.4M tonnes), Tunisia (2.4M tonnes), and Romania (2.2M tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of salt imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Romania (+17.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Japan ($418M) constitutes the largest market for imported salt worldwide, making up 13% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($189M), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 5%.

In Japan, salt imports expanded at an average annual rate of +1.5% over the period from 2007;2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: China (+14.7% per year) and Germany (+1.3% per year).

Salt Import Prices By Country

The average salt import price stood at $34 per tonne in 2016, dropping by ;10.5% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +2.2%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 21% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average salt import price reached its maximum level of $43 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 Germany ($70 per tonne), while Chile ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of salt import prices was attained by the Netherlands (+13.0% 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 2501 ; Salt (including table salt and denatured salt); pure sodium chloride whether or not in aqueous solution; sea water.

Source: World: Salt And Pure Sodium Chloride ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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Global acyclic acid imports stood at 11M tonnes in 2016, coming down by -1.9% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when imports increased by 14% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global acyclic acid imports reached its maximum volume of 12M tonnes in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, acyclic acid imports totaled $11B in 2016. In general, acyclic acid imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global acyclic acid import peaked of $15B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Acyclic Acid Importing Countries in the World

1. Belgium (1,284.8 million USD)

2. Germany (893.1 million USD)

3. India (881.1 million USD)

4. Netherlands (688.2 million USD)

5. China (590.7 million USD)

6. Italy (441.4 million USD)

7. Mexico (398.2 million USD)

8. Spain (360.6 million USD)

9. Japan (358.9 million USD)

10. South Korea (347.5 million USD)

11. Indonesia (230.8 million USD)

12. Thailand (230.5 million USD)

Acyclic Acid Imports By Country

In 2016, Belgium (1.9M tonnes), followed by India (1.2M tonnes), Germany (1M tonnes), the Netherlands (711K tonnes), and China (553K tonnes) were the key importers of acyclic acid, together generating 48% of total imports. The following importers - Mexico (506K tonnes), Italy (462K tonnes), South Korea (359K tonnes), Japan (353K tonnes), Spain (328K tonnes), Thailand (307K tonnes), and Indonesia (296K tonnes) together made up 23% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of acyclic acid imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by India (+18.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Belgium ($1.3B), Germany ($893M) and India ($881M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together comprising 27% of global imports.

India (+11.8% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of acyclic acid 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.

Acyclic Acid Import Prices By Country

The average acyclic acid import price stood at $1,002 per tonne in 2016, waning by -6.9% against the previous year. In general, acyclic acid import price continues to indicate a slight descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 16% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average acyclic acid import price attained its maximum level of $1,327 per tonne in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Spain ($1,098 per tonne), while Belgium ($672 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of acyclic acid import prices was attained by China (+1.5% 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 2915 - Acids- saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids- their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.

Source: World: Saturated Acyclic Monocarboxylic Acids - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025