World - Toilet Paper - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights
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Which Country Imports the Most Toilet Paper in the World?
IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Toilet Paper - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.
Does the U.S. Import Toilet Paper from China?
The share of imports in terms of U.S. toilet paper consumption is relatively small in physical terms, accounting for approx. 7.5%. In value terms, the share of imports also stands at a low figure, which means that the U.S. toilet paper market is largely supplied by domestic manufacturers.
In 2018, Canada (87K tonnes), China (55K tonnes) and Mexico (53K tonnes) were the main suppliers of toilet paper imports to the U.S., together comprising 93% of total imports.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Mexico, while imports for the other leaders experienced a decline.
In value terms, Canada ($182M) constituted the largest supplier of toilet paper to the U.S., comprising 49% of total toilet paper imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($86M), with a 23% share of total imports.
World Toilet Paper Market 2007-2018
In 2018, the global toilet paper imports amounted to 2.1M tonnes, growing by 5.1% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by 7.9% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global toilet paper imports attained their peak figure in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.
In value terms, toilet paper imports amounted to $3.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.
Top Toilet Paper Importing Countries in the World (2018)
1. USA ($375M)
2. Germany ($320)
3. Netherlands ($164M)
4. Canada ($157M)
5. France ($142M)
6. Norway ($129M)
7. Denmark ($128M)
8. Hong Kong SAR ($126M)
9. Belgium ($110M)
10. Ireland ($98M)
11. Czech Republic ($96M)
12. Saudi Arabia ($96M)
Toilet Paper Imports by Country
In 2018, the U.S. (208K tonnes) and Germany (199K tonnes) represented roughly 20% of world toilet paper imports. It was followed by the Netherlands (100K tonnes), achieving a 4.9% share of total imports. The following importers - France (87K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (83K tonnes), Denmark (72K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (66K tonnes), Canada (66K tonnes), Belgium (64K tonnes), the Czech Republic (60K tonnes), Norway (52K tonnes) and Austria (48K tonnes) - together made up 29% of total imports.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia, while imports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the U.S. ($375M), Germany ($320M) and the Netherlands ($164M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 24% share of global imports.
Toilet Paper Import Prices by Country
In 2018, the average toilet paper import price amounted to $1,747 per tonne, jumping by 3.1% against the previous year. Overall, the toilet paper import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the average import price increased by 9.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average import prices for toilet paper attained their maximum at $1,937 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, import prices remained at a lower figure.
Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Norway ($2,473 per tonne), while Saudi Arabia ($1,460 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
Source: IndexBox AI Platform
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global toilet paper market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.
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