Which Country Imports the Most Unwrought Aluminum in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Unwrought Aluminum in the World?

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Global aluminium tube imports totaled 725K tonnes in 2016, waning by ;2.1% against the previous year figure. In general, aluminium tube imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 11% year;to;year. In that year, global aluminium tube imports reached its maximum volume of 873K tonnes. From 2011 to 2016, growth of global aluminium tube imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, aluminium tube imports amounted to $2.1B in 2016. Overall, aluminium tube imports continue to indicate a mild curtailment. Over the period under review, global aluminium tube imports reached its maximum level of $2.5B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Aluminium Tube Importing Countries in the World

1. Mexico (240.5 million USD)

2. Germany (230.4 million USD)

3. USA (165.3 million USD)

4. Czech Republic (154.4 million USD)

5. France (105.0 million USD)

6. Canada (87.0 million USD)

7. China (61.4 million USD)

8. Italy (27.0 million USD)

9. South Korea (23.3 million USD)

10. Belgium (21.2 million USD)

11. South Africa (17.6 million USD)

12. Denmark (14.8 million USD)

Aluminium Tube Imports By Country

In 2016, China (147K tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (57K tonnes), Germany (55K tonnes), and Mexico (44K tonnes) were the largest importers of aluminium tube, together constituting 42% of total imports. Czech Republic (27K tonnes), South Korea (26K tonnes), Italy (23K tonnes), South Africa (21K tonnes), Canada (21K tonnes), France (20K tonnes), Denmark (18K tonnes), and Belgium (17K tonnes) took the mild share of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, the U.S. (+5.9%), Mexico (+5.5%), Canada (+2.8%), South Africa (+2.3%), and Belgium (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the U.S. emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +5.9% from 2007;2016. Denmark, and Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, France (;1.1%), South Korea (;4.5%), Italy (;5.0%), and Czech Republic (;9.1%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Czech Republic (5%), China (2%), Italy (2%), and South Korea (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Mexico, and the U.S. saw its share reduced by ;2.3%, and ;3.2% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest aluminium tube markets worldwide were Mexico ($241M), Germany ($230M) and the U.S. ($165M), with a combined 31% share of global imports.

Mexico (+6.5% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of aluminium tube imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Aluminium Tube Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for aluminium tube amounted to $2,852 per tonne, coming down by ;3.9% against the previous year. Overall, aluminium tube import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, an increase of 28% year;to;year. Global aluminium tube import peaked of $3,282 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 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 Czech Republic ($5,716 per tonne), while China ($418 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of aluminium tube import prices was attained by Czech Republic (+11.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Aluminium Tubes, Pipes And Tube Or Pipe Fittings ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Aluminum (Unwrought, Not Alloyed) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 227M tonnes of aluminium were imported worldwide- remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 5% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global aluminium imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, aluminium imports totaled $46B in 2016. In general, aluminium imports continue to indicate a moderate decline. Over the period under review, global aluminium imports attained its maximum level of $58B in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Aluminium Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (8.2 billion USD)

2. Mozambique (0.1 billion USD)

3. Russia (0.1 billion USD)

4. Oman (0.0 billion USD)

Aluminium Imports By Country

Mozambique (179M tonnes) prevails in aluminium imports structure, resulting at 179M tonnes, which was approx. 79% of total imports in 2016. The following importers - Oman (4.1M tonnes), the U.S. (3.8M tonnes), and Russia (3.6M tonnes) occupied near 5% of total imports, each.

Imports into Mozambique increased at an average annual rate of +2.5% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Oman (+6.3%), and the U.S. (+2.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Oman emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +6.3% from 2007-2016. Russia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. From 2007 to 2016, the share of Mozambique decreased by -15.8% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($8.2B) constitutes the largest market for imported aluminium worldwide, making up 18% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mozambique ($106M), with the share of 0.2% of global imports. It was followed by Russia, with the share of 0.2%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of aluminium imports in the U.S. declined by -0.3%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Mozambique (-18.1% per year) and Russia (+8.3% per year).

Aluminium Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for aluminium amounted to $201 per tonne, reducing by -6.5% against the previous year. Overall, aluminium import price continues to indicate a drastic deduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 37% year-to-year. Global aluminium import peaked of $318 per tonne in 2007- however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($2,156 per tonne), while Mozambique ($1 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of aluminium import prices was attained by Russia (+8.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

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

  • aluminium market share
  • aluminium prices
  • aluminium industry
  • aluminium sales
  • aluminium import
  • aluminium export
  • aluminium market forecast
  • aluminium price forecast
  • key aluminium producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 7601 - Aluminium- unwrought.

Source: World: Aluminum (Unwrought, Not Alloyed) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025