Which Country Imports the Most Wood In The Rough in the World?

Industrial Wood May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Imports the Most Wood In The Rough in the World?

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Global iron and steel wire imports stood at 11M tonnes in 2016, approximately equating the previous year figure. Overall, iron and steel wire imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 11% y;o;y. Over the period under review, global iron and steel wire imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, iron and steel wire imports stood at $5.8B in 2016. In general, iron and steel wire imports continue to indicate a mild descent. Global iron and steel wire import peaked of $7.7B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Iron And Steel Wire Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (617.2 million USD)

2. Germany (409.6 million USD)

3. France (246.1 million USD)

4. Poland (209.1 million USD)

5. South Korea (131.6 million USD)

6. China (120.4 million USD)

7. Slovakia (60.8 million USD)

8. Russia (55.0 million USD)

9. Malaysia (49.0 million USD)

10. Belarus (23.9 million USD)

11. Luxembourg (16.3 million USD)

12. Ukraine (5.7 million USD)

Iron And Steel Wire Imports By Country

In 2016, China (1.8M tonnes), distantly followed by the U.S. (635K tonnes), Slovakia (521K tonnes), and Germany (510K tonnes) were the main importers of iron and steel wire, together creating 32% of total imports. The following importers ; South Korea (376K tonnes), Poland (307K tonnes), France (274K tonnes), Russia (274K tonnes), Belarus (265K tonnes), Ukraine (210K tonnes), Malaysia (210K tonnes), and Luxembourg (208K tonnes) together made up 20% of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Slovakia (+14.7%), South Korea (+3.2%), Luxembourg (+2.3%), Poland (+1.8%), and Malaysia (+1.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Slovakia emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +14.7% from 2007;2016. The U.S., Belarus, and Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Russia (;1.8%), Ukraine (;2.0%), and France (;4.6%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Slovakia (;3.5%) decreased significantly, the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest iron and steel wire markets worldwide were the U.S. ($617M), Germany ($410M) and France ($246M), together accounting for 22% of global imports.Poland, South Korea, China, Slovakia, Russia, Malaysia, Belarus, Luxembourg and Ukraine lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 12%.

South Korea (+4.2% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of iron and steel wire imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures.

Iron And Steel Wire Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for iron and steel wire amounted to $551 per tonne, waning by ;7.9% against the previous year. Overall, iron and steel wire import price continues to indicate a slight deduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 17% year;to;year. In that year, average iron and steel wire import price attained its maximum level of $766 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average iron and steel wire import price failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($972 per tonne), while Ukraine ($27 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of iron and steel wire import prices was attained by South Korea (+1.0% 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 7217 ; Wire of iron or non;alloy steel.

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

Global wood imports stood at 242M tonnes in 2016, moving up by 2% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, an increase of 13% from the previous year level. Global wood import peaked in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, wood imports totaled $16B in 2016. Overall, wood imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global wood imports reached its maximum level of $22B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Wood Importing Countries in the World

1. China (8,085.2 million USD)

2. Japan (824.3 million USD)

3. Austria (810.5 million USD)

4. Germany (621.6 million USD)

5. Sweden (373.9 million USD)

6. Canada (291.6 million USD)

7. USA (137.2 million USD)

8. France (131.0 million USD)

9. New Zealand (2.9 million USD)

10. Uruguay (1.5 million USD)

11. Russia (0.5 million USD)

12. Myanmar (0.0 million USD)

Wood Imports By Country

China (42M tonnes), and Russia (31M tonnes) represented roughly 30% of total imports of wood in 2016. The U.S. (21M tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by New Zealand (18M tonnes), and Japan (17M tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 23% share of total imports. The following importers - Austria (7.5M tonnes), Canada (7.3M tonnes), Uruguay (7.1M tonnes), Sweden (6.5M tonnes), Germany (6.2M tonnes), France (5.5M tonnes), and Myanmar (5.3M tonnes) together made up 19% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wood imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Japan (+59.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($8.1B) constitutes the largest market for imported wood worldwide, making up 50% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($824M), with the share of 5% of global imports. It was followed by Austria, with the share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of wood imports in China expanded at +4.7%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Japan (-8.1% per year) and Austria (+0.2% per year).

Wood Import Prices By Country

The average wood import price stood at $67 per tonne in 2016, lowering by -4.3% against the previous year. Overall, wood import price continues to indicate a moderate decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when it surged by 22% year-to-year. Global wood import peaked of $92 per tonne in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was China ($192 per tonne), while Uruguay ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wood import prices was attained by Germany (+2.5% 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 4403 - Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.

Source: World: Wood In The Rough - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025