Which Country Imports the Most Trailers and Semi-Trailers Of The Caravan Type, For Housing Or Camping in the World?

Bodies For Motor Vehicles May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the amount of trailer imported worldwide totaled 9M tonnes, ascending by 2% against the previous year level. In general, trailer imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 17% y-o-y. Global trailer import peaked of 9M tonnes in 2013; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

In value terms, trailer imports amounted to $23B in 2016. In general, trailer imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global trailer imports reached its maximum level of $26B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Trailer Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (3.1 billion USD)

2. Germany (2.2 billion USD)

3. Canada (2.1 billion USD)

4. Netherlands (1.2 billion USD)

5. France (1.1 billion USD)

6. United Kingdom (0.9 billion USD)

7. Mexico (0.8 billion USD)

8. Belgium (0.6 billion USD)

9. Poland (0.6 billion USD)

10. Russia (0.4 billion USD)

11. Hungary (0.3 billion USD)

12. China (0.1 billion USD)

Trailer Imports By Country

In 2016, Germany (1.3M tonnes), the U.S. (1.1M tonnes), and China (1.1M tonnes) were the largest importers of trailer in the world, comprising 39% of total import. It was distantly followed by Canada (454K tonnes), constituting 5% share of total trailer imports. Mexico (384K tonnes), the Netherlands (280K tonnes), Poland (272K tonnes), France (233K tonnes), the UK (233K tonnes), Russia (176K tonnes), Hungary (173K tonnes), and Belgium (161K tonnes) held the slight share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of trailer imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Mexico (+4.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3.1B), Germany ($2.2B) and Canada ($2.1B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 32% share of global imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, France, the UK, Mexico, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Hungary and China, which together accounted for a further 26%.

Mexico (+7.1% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the trailer imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Trailer Import Prices By Country

The average trailer import price stood at $2,563 per tonne in 2016, standing approx. at the previous year level. Overall, trailer import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, an increase of 13% against the previous year level. Global trailer import peaked of $3,015 per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 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 Canada ($4,650 per tonne), while China ($118 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of trailer import prices was attained by the Netherlands (+7.5% 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 8716 - Trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.

Source: World: Trailers And Semi-Trailers Of The Caravan Type, For Housing Or Camping - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025