Which Country Imports the Most Unrefined Copper and Copper Anodes in the World?

Basic Precious Metals May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Unrefined Copper and Copper Anodes in the World?

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Global uncoated kraft liner imports stood at 30M tonnes in 2016, moving up by 2% against the previous year level. In general, uncoated kraft liner imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 5% from the previous year level. Global uncoated kraft liner import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, uncoated kraft liner imports totaled $12B in 2016. In general, uncoated kraft liner imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global uncoated kraft liner imports reached its maximum level of $14B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Uncoated Kraft Liner Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (1,279.4 million USD)

2. Italy (821.5 million USD)

3. USA (767.8 million USD)

4. Mexico (767.6 million USD)

5. China (698.7 million USD)

6. Spain (429.1 million USD)

7. Canada (397.6 million USD)

8. Austria (119.8 million USD)

9. Australia (80.6 million USD)

10. Finland (71.5 million USD)

11. Sweden (69.5 million USD)

12. Russia (40.4 million USD)

Uncoated Kraft Liner Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (6.1M tonnes), distantly followed by Sweden (2.9M tonnes), and Germany (1.9M tonnes) represented the major importers of uncoated kraft liner, together constituting 36% of total imports. The following importers ; Italy (1.2M tonnes), Mexico (1.1M tonnes), China (1M tonnes), Russia (809K tonnes), Canada (799K tonnes), Austria (731K tonnes), Finland (677K tonnes), Australia (666K tonnes), and Spain (664K tonnes) together made up 25% of total imports.

The U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Mexico (+3.0%), Germany (+2.7%), and Australia (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Mexico emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +3.0% from 2007;2016. Austria, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Russia, China, and Spain experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Canada (;3.7%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The shares of the largest importers remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Germany ($1.3B), Italy ($822M) and the U.S. ($768M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 24% of global imports.Mexico, China, Spain, Canada, Austria, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 23%.

Russia (+5.3% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the uncoated kraft liner imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Uncoated Kraft Liner Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for uncoated kraft liner amounted to $392 per tonne, lowering by ;4.4% against the previous year. Overall, uncoated kraft liner import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 15% y;o;y. Global uncoated kraft liner import peaked of $476 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 Mexico ($691 per tonne), while Sweden ($24 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of uncoated kraft liner import prices was attained by Russia (+5.1% 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 4804 ; Uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803.

Source: World: Uncoated Kraft Liner ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Unrefined Copper And Copper Anodes For Electrolytic Refining - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global copper imports totaled 2M tonnes in 2016, moving up by 5% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013, an increase of 10% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global copper imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, copper imports amounted to $8.8B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a modest growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, copper imports decreased by -12.4% against its level of 2012. Global copper import peaked of $10B in 2012- however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Copper Importing Countries in the World

1. China (3,317.7 million USD)

2. Turkey (1,371.8 million USD)

3. Belgium (1,360.4 million USD)

4. India (491.4 million USD)

5. Germany (411.2 million USD)

6. Canada (366.2 million USD)

7. South Korea (344.8 million USD)

8. Australia (332.3 million USD)

9. Japan (22.2 million USD)

10. Bulgaria (4.7 million USD)

11. Peru (0.2 million USD)

12. Dominican Republic (0.0 million USD)

Copper Imports By Country

China (609K tonnes) represented the major importing country with an import of about 609K tonnes, which recorded 31% of total imports. Belgium (225K tonnes) took a 11% share (based on tonnes) of global copper imports, which put it in second place, following Bulgaria (6%), and the Dominican Republic (5%). The following importers - Turkey (87K tonnes), India (79K tonnes), Canada (68K tonnes), Germany (64K tonnes), South Korea (62K tonnes), Australia (55K tonnes), Japan (54K tonnes), and Peru (52K tonnes) together made up 26% of total imports.

Imports into China increased at an average annual rate of +15.0% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, India (+33.3%), Australia (+11.6%), Turkey (+10.8%), Germany (+8.0%), Peru (+1.2%), and the Dominican Republic (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, India emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +33.3% from 2007-2016. Belgium experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Japan (-3.1%), Bulgaria (-3.2%), Canada (-4.4%), and South Korea (-5.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Bulgaria (2%), South Korea (2%), and Canada (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Germany, Australia, Turkey, India, and China saw its share reduced by -1.6%, -1.8%, -2.7%, -3.7%, and -22.2% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($3.3B) constitutes the largest market for imported copper worldwide, making up 38% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Turkey ($1.4B), with the share of 16% of global imports. It was followed by Belgium, with the share of 15%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of copper imports in China stood at +11.7%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Turkey (+20.7% per year) and Belgium (-1.8% per year).

Copper Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for copper amounted to $4,464 per tonne, growing by 2% against the previous year. Overall, copper import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 44% from the previous year level. Global copper import peaked of $5,859 per tonne in 2011- however, from 2012 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 Turkey ($16 per kg), while the Dominican Republic ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of copper import prices was attained by Turkey (+8.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 7402 - Copper- unrefined, copper anodes for electrolytic refining.

Source: World: Unrefined Copper And Copper Anodes For Electrolytic Refining - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025