Which Country Imports the Most Wheelchairs in the World?

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Wheelchairs in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Watches ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global watch imports stood at 6.2K tonnes in 2016, jumping by 14% against the previous year figure. In general, watch imports continue to indicate a drastic reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016, an increase of 14% y;o;y. Global watch import peaked of 9.6K tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, watch imports amounted to $16B in 2016. Overall, watch imports continue to indicate a prominent expansion. Over the period under review, global watch imports reached its maximum level in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Watch Importing Countries in the World

1. United Arab Emirates (455.3 million USD)

2. South Korea (182.2 million USD)

3. Australia (107.4 million USD)

4. Spain (40.7 million USD)

5. Panama (40.7 million USD)

6. Ecuador (5.9 million USD)

7. Venezuela (5.5 million USD)

8. Indonesia (3.9 million USD)

9. Belize (2.3 million USD)

10. Mali (1.6 million USD)

11. Uganda (0.2 million USD)

12. Togo (0.0 million USD)

Watch Imports By Country

In 2016, Venezuela (1.2K tonnes), distantly followed by Indonesia (733 tonnes), Spain (609 tonnes), and Ecuador (371 tonnes) represented the major importers of watch, together comprising 46% of total imports. Mali (253 tonnes), Panama (247 tonnes), Belize (238 tonnes), United Arab Emirates (181 tonnes), Uganda (169 tonnes), South Korea (149 tonnes), Australia (145 tonnes), and Togo (143 tonnes) held the mild share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of watch imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Belize (+84.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, United Arab Emirates ($455M) constitutes the largest market for imported watch worldwide, making up 3% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Korea ($182M), with the share of 1% of global imports. It was followed by Australia, with the share of 0.7%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of watch imports in United Arab Emirates expanded at +7.9%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Korea (+16.7% per year) and Australia (+3.3% per year).

Watch Import Prices By Country

The average watch import price stood at $2.5K per kg in 2016, going down by ;2.1% against the previous year. Overall, watch import price continues to indicate a remarkable increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009, when import increased by 69% y;o;y. Over the period under review, average watch import price reached its maximum level of $2.7K per kg in 2012; however, from 2013 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 United Arab Emirates ($2.5K per kg), while Togo ($349 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of watch import prices was attained by Indonesia (+17.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

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

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 9101 ; Wrist;watches, pocket;watches, stop;watches and other watches; with case of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.

Source: World: Watches ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Wheelchairs - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the amount of wheelchair imported worldwide amounted to 151K tonnes, picking up by 3% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 7% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global wheelchair imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, wheelchair imports amounted to $1.4B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global wheelchair import peaked of $1.4B in 2014- afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

Top Wheelchair Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (278.7 million USD)

2. United Kingdom (104.3 million USD)

3. France (94.6 million USD)

4. Germany (84.4 million USD)

5. Japan (79.6 million USD)

6. Netherlands (42.9 million USD)

7. Italy (38.6 million USD)

8. Spain (31.7 million USD)

9. Russia (31.6 million USD)

10. Saudi Arabia (19.0 million USD)

11. Sweden (12.6 million USD)

12. China (6.0 million USD)

Wheelchair Imports By Country

China (28K tonnes), and the U.S. (19K tonnes) were the main importers of wheelchair in 2016, accounting for approx. 18%, and 13% of total imports, respectively. It was distantly followed by the UK (8.2K tonnes), and Germany (7.7K tonnes), together committing 10% share of total wheelchair imports. France (6.1K tonnes), Japan (5.2K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (4.3K tonnes), Russia (3.5K tonnes), the Netherlands (3.5K tonnes), Spain (3.4K tonnes), Sweden (3.4K tonnes), and Italy (3.4K tonnes) occupied the mild share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wheelchair imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Spain (+13.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($279M) constitutes the largest market for imported wheelchair worldwide, making up 21% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($104M), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 7%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of wheelchair imports in the U.S. shrank by -1.4%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the UK (+4.1% per year) and France (+4.2% per year).

Wheelchair Import Prices By Country

The average wheelchair import price stood at $8,984 per tonne in 2016, descending by -3.7% against the previous year. Overall, wheelchair import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when it surged by 9% against the previous year level. In that year, average wheelchair import price reached its maximum level of $10 per kg. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average wheelchair import price 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 France ($16 per kg), while China ($218 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wheelchair import prices was attained by China (+15.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

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

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8713 - Carriages for disabled persons- whether or not motorised or otherwise mechanically propelled.

Source: World: Wheelchairs - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025