Which Country Imports the Most Smart Cards in the World?

Electronic Components And Boards May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Smart Cards in the World?

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

Global carbonate imports totaled 23M tonnes in 2016, lowering by ;2.1% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, an increase of 15% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global carbonate imports attained its maximum volume of 23M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, carbonate imports stood at $6.6B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Over the period under review, global carbonate imports reached its maximum level of $6.6B in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

Top Carbonate Importing Countries in the World

1. South Korea (369.5 million USD)

2. Mexico (313.9 million USD)

3. India (302.1 million USD)

4. Brazil (280.2 million USD)

5. Indonesia (261.7 million USD)

6. Germany (259.7 million USD)

7. Belgium (239.9 million USD)

8. United Kingdom (212.2 million USD)

9. Thailand (182.9 million USD)

10. Spain (146.2 million USD)

11. Saudi Arabia (135.7 million USD)

12. Finland (66.9 million USD)

Carbonate Imports By Country

India (1.5M tonnes), Brazil (1.2M tonnes), Mexico (1.1M tonnes), Indonesia (1.1M tonnes), Germany (991K tonnes), Belgium (914K tonnes), South Korea (805K tonnes), Thailand (758K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (728K tonnes), the UK (670K tonnes), Finland (641K tonnes), and Spain (560K tonnes) represented roughly 49% of total imports of carbonate in 2016.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of carbonate imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the UK (+17.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest carbonate markets worldwide were South Korea ($370M), Mexico ($314M) and India ($302M), together comprising 15% of global imports. These countries were followed by Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, the UK, Thailand, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Finland, which together accounted for a further 27%.

The UK (+12.4% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the carbonate imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Carbonate Import Prices By Country

The average carbonate import price stood at $289 per tonne in 2016, jumping by 5% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +1.4%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, an increase of 22% from the previous year level. Global carbonate import peaked of $314 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 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 South Korea ($459 per tonne), while Finland ($104 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of carbonate import prices was attained by South Korea (+6.7% 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 2836 ; Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.

Source: World: Carbonates And Peroxocarbonates ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Cards Incorporating An Electronic Integrated Circuit (Smart Card) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global smart card imports amounted to 670K tonnes, coming up by 9% against the previous year figure. In general, smart card imports continue to indicate a abrupt slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016, when it surged by 9% year-to-year. Global smart card import peaked of 1.3M tonnes in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, smart card imports amounted to $54B in 2016. In general, smart card imports continue to indicate a slight descent. Global smart card import peaked of $62B in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Smart Card Importing Countries in the World

1. China (5.2 billion USD)

2. Germany (3.5 billion USD)

3. United Kingdom (2.6 billion USD)

4. Netherlands (2.0 billion USD)

5. France (1.8 billion USD)

6. Japan (1.6 billion USD)

7. Poland (1.6 billion USD)

8. Austria (1.0 billion USD)

9. South Korea (0.9 billion USD)

10. Spain (0.9 billion USD)

11. Italy (0.8 billion USD)

12. Brazil (0.2 billion USD)

Smart Card Imports By Country

In 2016, China (96K tonnes), Austria (82K tonnes), Poland (57K tonnes), the UK (49K tonnes), Germany (45K tonnes), France (40K tonnes), South Korea (37K tonnes), Japan (30K tonnes), the Netherlands (28K tonnes), Spain (23K tonnes), Brazil (17K tonnes), and Italy (12K tonnes) were the major importers of smart card in the world, comprising 77% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of smart card imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+21.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest smart card markets worldwide were China ($5.2B), Germany ($3.5B) and the UK ($2.6B), with a combined 21% share of global imports.The Netherlands, France, Japan, Poland, Austria, South Korea, Spain, Italy and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 20%.

Poland (+12.1% per year) had the highest growth rate of smart card imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures.

Smart Card Import Prices By Country

The average smart card import price stood at $81 per kg in 2016, declining by -6.8% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2016: the import price value increased at an average annual rate of +6.2% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, smart card import price decreased by -7.4% against its level of 2014. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, when it surged by 19% from the previous year level. In that year, average smart card import price attained its maximum level of $87 per kg. From 2015 to 2016, growth of average smart card 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 Germany ($78 per kg), while Brazil ($10 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of smart card import prices was attained by the UK (+11.8% 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 8523 - Discs, tapes, solid-state non-volatile storage devices, smart cards and other media for the recording of sound or of other phenomena, whether or not recorded, including matrices and masters for the production of discs, excluding products of Chapter 37.

Source: World: Cards Incorporating An Electronic Integrated Circuit (Smart Card) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025