Which Country Imports the Most Soft Drinks in the World?

Soft Drinks and Mineral Waters May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Soft Drinks in the World?

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In 2016, the amount of soap imported worldwide totaled 8.5M tonnes, ascending by 2% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013, when it surged by 6% y;o;y. Over the period under review, global soap imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, soap imports stood at $9.3B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global soap import peaked of $10B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Soap Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (844.7 million USD)

2. Germany (476.1 million USD)

3. United Kingdom (472.2 million USD)

4. France (412.1 million USD)

5. Saudi Arabia (184.7 million USD)

6. China (178.2 million USD)

7. Italy (171.7 million USD)

8. Poland (170.3 million USD)

9. Malaysia (108.6 million USD)

10. Turkey (90.6 million USD)

11. South Africa (59.2 million USD)

12. Indonesia (43.0 million USD)

Soap Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of soap imports in 2016 were Indonesia (685K tonnes), Malaysia (582K tonnes), Germany (530K tonnes), the U.S. (460K tonnes), Turkey (358K tonnes), China (321K tonnes), the UK (264K tonnes), Italy (241K tonnes), Poland (234K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (227K tonnes), France (221K tonnes), and South Africa (208K tonnes), together amounting to 51% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of soap imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the U.S. (+5.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest soap markets worldwide were the U.S. ($845M), Germany ($476M) and the UK ($472M), with a combined 19% share of global imports.France, Saudi Arabia, China, Italy, Poland, Malaysia, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 15%.

Indonesia (+18.4% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the soap imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Soap Import Prices By Country

The average soap import price stood at $1,094 per tonne in 2016, dropping by ;2.1% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +2.5%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import price increased by 18% y;o;y. Over the period under review, average soap import price attained its maximum level of $1,200 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 France ($1,864 per tonne), while Indonesia ($63 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of soap import prices was attained by Indonesia (+17.3% 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 3401 ; Soap; organic surface;active preparations used as soap, skin washing, in bars, cakes, moulded pieces, shapes, liquid or cream, containing soap or not; for retail, paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent.

Source: World: Soap ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the amount of soft drink imported worldwide totaled 18M tonnes, declining by -2.7% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014, when import increased by 9% from the previous year level. Global soft drink import peaked of 18M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, soft drink imports totaled $17B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +4.0% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Over the period under review, global soft drink imports reached its maximum level of $17B in 2014- afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

Top Soft Drink Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (3,082.8 million USD)

2. United Kingdom (1,217.6 million USD)

3. Germany (1,005.9 million USD)

4. Canada (848.0 million USD)

5. Belgium (803.7 million USD)

6. France (719.0 million USD)

7. Netherlands (654.9 million USD)

8. Spain (381.9 million USD)

9. Ireland (263.3 million USD)

10. Italy (248.4 million USD)

11. Singapore (235.4 million USD)

12. Slovakia (145.7 million USD)

Soft Drink Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (2.1M tonnes), followed by the UK (1.2M tonnes), Germany (1.1M tonnes), Belgium (973K tonnes), the Netherlands (903K tonnes), and France (852K tonnes) represented the key importers of soft drink, together creating 40% of total imports. Canada (743K tonnes), Singapore (395K tonnes), Slovakia (361K tonnes), Spain (328K tonnes), Ireland (323K tonnes), and Italy (298K tonnes) took the slight share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of soft drink imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Singapore (+8.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3.1B) constitutes the largest market for imported soft drink worldwide, making up 19% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($1.2B), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of soft drink imports in the U.S. expanded at +6.4%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the UK (+2.2% per year) and Germany (+3.1% per year).

Soft Drink Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for soft drink amounted to $922 per tonne, surging by 4% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.1%.The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when import price increased by 14% against the previous year level. In that year, average soft drink import price attained its maximum level of $998 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average soft drink 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. ($1,501 per tonne), while Slovakia ($404 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of soft drink import prices was attained by Canada (+2.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • soft drink prices
  • soft drink industry
  • soft drink sales
  • soft drink import
  • soft drink export
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  • soft drink price forecast
  • key soft drink producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2202 - Waters, including mineral and aerated waters, containing added sugar or sweetening matter, flavoured- other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading no. 2009.

Source: World: Soft Drinks - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025