Which Country Imports the Most Vulcanized Rubber Tubes, Pipes and Hoses in the World?

Other Rubber Products May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the amount of rubber tube and pipe imported worldwide amounted to 979K tonnes, waning by -7.1% against the previous year level. In general, rubber tube and pipe imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 33% y-o-y. Global rubber tube and pipe import peaked of 1.2M tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, rubber tube and pipe imports stood at $9.4B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global rubber tube and pipe import peaked of $11B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Rubber Tube And Pipe Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (1,449.7 million USD)

2. Germany (962.6 million USD)

3. China (595.7 million USD)

4. Mexico (497.3 million USD)

5. Canada (467.1 million USD)

6. United Kingdom (418.1 million USD)

7. France (332.1 million USD)

8. Spain (307.6 million USD)

9. Italy (219.3 million USD)

10. Belgium (210.2 million USD)

11. Russia (161.7 million USD)

12. Australia (149.5 million USD)

Rubber Tube And Pipe Imports By Country

The imports of the twelve major importers of rubber tube and pipe, namely the U.S., Germany, Mexico, Canada, China, Spain, the UK, France, Australia, Italy, Russia, and Belgium, represented more than half of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of rubber tube and pipe imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Germany (+4.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest rubber tube and pipe markets worldwide were the U.S. ($1.4B), Germany ($963M) and China ($596M), with a combined 32% share of global imports.

China (+7.2% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of rubber tube and pipe 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.

Rubber Tube And Pipe Import Prices By Country

The average rubber tube and pipe import price stood at $9,574 per tonne in 2016, moving up by 6% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +1.8%.The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when import increased by 11% against the previous year level. Global rubber tube and pipe import peaked of $9,613 per tonne in 2013; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was China ($16 per kg), while Australia ($4,548 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of rubber tube and pipe import prices was attained by Russia (+6.4% 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 4009 - Tubes, pipes and hoses, of vulcanised rubber (other than hard rubber), with or without their fittings (e.g. joints, elbows, flanges).

Source: World: Tubes, Pipes And Hoses Of Vulcanized Rubber - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025