Which Country Imports the Most Stuffed Pasta and Couscous in the World?

Macaroni, Noodles And Couscou May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Stuffed Pasta and Couscous in the World?

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

Global stranded wire imports totaled 5.1M tonnes in 2016, import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year level. Overall, stranded wire imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when it surged by 6% year;to;year. Over the period under review, global stranded wire imports attained its maximum volume of 5.2M tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, stranded wire imports totaled $5.9B in 2016. In general, stranded wire imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global stranded wire imports attained its maximum level of $7.1B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Stranded Wire Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (801.4 million USD)

2. Germany (353.1 million USD)

3. China (267.7 million USD)

4. South Korea (223.7 million USD)

5. Thailand (175.6 million USD)

6. Japan (170.5 million USD)

7. Italy (143.2 million USD)

8. Viet Nam (125.8 million USD)

9. Australia (93.6 million USD)

10. United Arab Emirates (85.7 million USD)

11. Malaysia (63.5 million USD)

12. Portugal (41.3 million USD)

Stranded Wire Imports By Country

China (1.1M tonnes) was the major importing country with an import of about 1.1M tonnes, which amounted to 22% of total imports. South Korea (351K tonnes) took a 7% share (based on tonnes) of global stranded wire imports, which put it in second place, following the U.S. (6%). The following importers ; Malaysia (173K tonnes), Italy (172K tonnes), Thailand (171K tonnes), Germany (164K tonnes), Viet Nam (125K tonnes), Portugal (94K tonnes), United Arab Emirates (94K tonnes), Australia (93K tonnes), and Japan (87K tonnes) together made up 23% of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Viet Nam (+19.8%), Thailand (+6.2%), Australia (+4.9%), Malaysia (+3.2%), United Arab Emirates (+2.6%), South Korea (+1.2%), and Portugal (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Viet Nam emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +19.8% from 2007;2016. Germany, and Japan experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the U.S. (;4.6%), and Italy (;6.6%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The U.S. (3%), and Italy (3%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Viet Nam saw its share reduced by ;2.0% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($801M) constitutes the largest market for imported stranded wire worldwide, making up 14% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($353M), with the share of 6% of global imports. It was followed by China, with the share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of stranded wire imports in the U.S. contracted by ;0.5%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (;2.2% per year) and China (+3.1% per year).

Stranded Wire Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for stranded wire amounted to $1,151 per tonne, going down by ;4.6% against the previous year. In general, stranded wire import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, an increase of 21% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, average stranded wire import price reached its maximum level of $1,462 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 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 the U.S. ($2,539 per tonne), while China ($238 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of stranded wire import prices was attained by Thailand (+8.7% 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 7312 ; Stranded wire, ropes, cables, plaited bands, slings and the like, of iron or steel, not electrically insulated.

Source: World: Stranded Wire, Ropes And Cables ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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

In 2016, the global pasta and couscous imports amounted to 5.6M tonnes, going up by 2% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.7% from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 9% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global pasta and couscous imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, pasta and couscous imports amounted to $8.2B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global pasta and couscous import peaked of $8.6B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Pasta And Couscous Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (911.0 million USD)

2. Germany (729.6 million USD)

3. France (608.2 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (520.4 million USD)

5. Canada (377.0 million USD)

6. China, Hong Kong SAR (314.4 million USD)

7. Japan (313.1 million USD)

8. Netherlands (284.9 million USD)

9. Belgium (197.9 million USD)

10. Australia (186.3 million USD)

11. South Korea (143.0 million USD)

12. Angola (52.6 million USD)

Pasta And Couscous Imports By Country

The imports of the four major importers of pasta and couscous, namely Germany, the U.S., France, and the UK, represented more than fourth of total import. Canada (199K tonnes), Japan (191K tonnes), the Netherlands (161K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (160K tonnes), Belgium (154K tonnes), Australia (133K tonnes), South Korea (111K tonnes), and Angola (102K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pasta and couscous imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Angola (+12.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($911M), Germany ($730M) and France ($608M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 28% of global imports. These countries were followed by the UK, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, South Korea and Angola, which together accounted for a further 29%.

China, Hong Kong SAR (+11.0% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of pasta and couscous imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pasta And Couscous Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for pasta and couscous amounted to $1,466 per tonne, approximately reflecting the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.2%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 26% year-to-year. In that year, average pasta and couscous import price attained its maximum level of $1,658 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average pasta and couscous 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 China, Hong Kong SAR ($1,971 per tonne), while Angola ($516 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pasta and couscous import prices was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR (+6.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

  • pasta and couscous market share
  • pasta and couscous prices
  • pasta and couscous industry
  • pasta and couscous sales
  • pasta and couscous import
  • pasta and couscous export
  • pasta and couscous market forecast
  • pasta and couscous price forecast
  • key pasta and couscous producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 1902 - Pasta- whether or not cooked or stuffed with meat or other substance, or otherwise prepared, egg spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni- couscous, whether or not prepared.

Source: World: Stuffed Pasta And Couscous - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025