Which Country Imports the Most Silicones in the World?

Plastics And Synthetic Rubber In Primary Forms May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Silicones in the World?

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In 2016, approx. 4.4M tonnes of sheet piling were imported worldwide; import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year figure. Overall, sheet piling imports continue to indicate a mild increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 16% against the previous year level. Global sheet piling import peaked of 4.5M tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, sheet piling imports amounted to $1.7B in 2016. In general, sheet piling imports continue to indicate a moderate drop. In that year, global sheet piling imports attained its maximum level of $2.6B. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global sheet piling imports failed to regain its strength.

Top Sheet Piling Importing Countries in the World

1. Netherlands (229.6 million USD)

2. China (112.4 million USD)

3. USA (111.1 million USD)

4. Germany (98.0 million USD)

5. Saudi Arabia (93.4 million USD)

6. China, Hong Kong SAR (52.9 million USD)

7. Japan (14.7 million USD)

8. South Korea (10.6 million USD)

9. Czech Republic (4.3 million USD)

10. Bahrain (2.6 million USD)

11. Luxembourg (2.3 million USD)

12. Libya (0.1 million USD)

Sheet Piling Imports By Country

In 2016, Luxembourg (804K tonnes), distantly followed by China (432K tonnes), the Netherlands (303K tonnes), Japan (282K tonnes), and Libya (214K tonnes) were the main importers of sheet piling, together committing 46% of total imports. Bahrain (190K tonnes), Germany (176K tonnes), Czech Republic (163K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (162K tonnes), South Korea (143K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (114K tonnes), and the U.S. (110K tonnes) held the minor share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sheet piling imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia (+22.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($230M) constitutes the largest market for imported sheet piling worldwide, making up 13% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($112M), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by the U.S., with the share of 6%.

In the Netherlands, sheet piling imports expanded at an average annual rate of +2.2% over the period from 2007;2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: China (+11.9% per year) and the U.S. (;2.4% per year).

Sheet Piling Import Prices By Country

The average sheet piling import price stood at $392 per tonne in 2016, leveling off at the previous year level. In general, sheet piling import price continues to indicate a significant decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when it surged by 28% y;o;y. In that year, average sheet piling import price attained its maximum level of $669 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average sheet piling import price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($1,012 per tonne), while Libya ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sheet piling import prices was attained by Japan (+29.7% 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 7301 ; Iron or steel sheet piling, whether or not drilled, punched or made from assembled elements; welded angles, shapes and sections, of iron or steel.

Source: World: Sheet Piling, Shapes And Sections (Of Iron Or Steel) ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Silicones (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global silicone imports amounted to 1.3M tonnes in 2016, jumping by 2% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 14% year-to-year. Global silicone import peaked of 1.3M tonnes in 2014- afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

In value terms, silicone imports stood at $6.2B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. Global silicone import peaked of $7.2B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Silicone Importing Countries in the World

1. China (689.6 million USD)

2. Belgium (487.9 million USD)

3. USA (450.1 million USD)

4. South Korea (449.8 million USD)

5. Germany (394.1 million USD)

6. Italy (286.4 million USD)

7. United Kingdom (256.9 million USD)

8. France (235.2 million USD)

9. Mexico (189.9 million USD)

10. India (166.5 million USD)

11. Brazil (128.7 million USD)

12. Turkey (117.0 million USD)

Silicone Imports By Country

In 2016, Belgium (152K tonnes), South Korea (115K tonnes), China (113K tonnes), the U.S. (86K tonnes), Germany (78K tonnes), Italy (59K tonnes), India (55K tonnes), Mexico (46K tonnes), the UK (39K tonnes), France (37K tonnes), Brazil (32K tonnes), and Turkey (32K tonnes) were the largest importers of silicone in the world, committing 66% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of silicone imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by India (+11.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest silicone markets worldwide were China ($690M), Belgium ($488M) and the U.S. ($450M), with a combined 26% share of global imports.South Korea, Germany, Italy, the UK, France, Mexico, India, Brazil and Turkey lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 36%.

India (+10.1% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of silicone imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Silicone Import Prices By Country

The average silicone import price stood at $4,821 per tonne in 2016, waning by -2.8% against the previous year. Overall, silicone import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008, when import increased by 9% from the previous year level. Global silicone import peaked of $5,521 per tonne in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the UK ($6,638 per tonne), while India ($3,038 per tonne) was among the lowest.

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

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

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

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 3910 - Silicones in primary forms.

Source: World: Silicones (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025