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Africa: Transport Container Market Overview 2021

Transport Container Market Size in Africa

In 2020, the African transport container market was finally on the rise to reach $X after two years of decline. In general, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X. from 2014 to 2020, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Transport Container Production in Africa

In value terms, transport container production stood at $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X. from 2014 to 2020, production growth failed to regain the momentum.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of transport container production in 2020 were Nigeria (X units), South Africa (X units) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (X units), with a combined X% share of total production. Egypt, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Malawi lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Madagascar, while transport container production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Transport Container Exports

Exports in Africa

For the third year in a row, Africa recorded decline in overseas shipments of transport containers, which decreased by -X% to X units in 2020. In general, exports showed a pronounced downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The volume of export peaked at X units in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, transport container exports shrank to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports continue to indicate a perceptible slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

South Africa was the major exporting country with an export of around X units, which recorded X% of total exports. Kenya (X units) occupied a X% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Burkina Faso (X%) and Guinea (X%). The following exporters - Namibia (X units) and Sudan (X units) - each recorded a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, average annual rates of growth with regard to transport container exports from South Africa stood at -X%. At the same time, Burkina Faso (+X%), Kenya (+X%), Namibia (+X%), Sudan (+X%) and Guinea (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Burkina Faso emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2020. While the share of Kenya (+X p.p.), Burkina Faso (+X p.p.), Guinea (+X p.p.), Namibia (+X p.p.) and Sudan (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2007-2020, the share of South Africa (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics.

In value terms, South Africa ($X) remains the largest transport container supplier in Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Kenya ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Namibia, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in South Africa totaled -X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Kenya (+X% per year) and Namibia (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the transport container export price in Africa amounted to $X per unit, stabilizing at the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the export price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, export prices attained the maximum at $X per unit in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was South Africa ($X per unit), while Guinea ($X per unit) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Sudan, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Transport Container Imports

Imports in Africa

Transport container imports reduced to X units in 2020, waning by -X% compared with 2019. Overall, imports, however, enjoyed temperate growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at X units in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, transport container imports expanded modestly to $X in 2020. In general, imports, however, posted a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. The level of import peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

South Africa was the main importer of transport containers in Africa, with the volume of imports recording X units, which was near X% of total imports in 2020. Morocco (X units) took a X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo (X%), Ghana (X%) and Niger (X%). Cameroon (X units), Angola (X units), Cote d'Ivoire (X units), Lesotho (X units), Mauritius (X units), Egypt (X units), Djibouti (X units) and Swaziland (X units) took a little share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, average annual rates of growth with regard to transport container imports into South Africa stood at +X%. At the same time, Djibouti (+X%), Lesotho (+X%), Niger (+X%), Swaziland (+X%), Democratic Republic of the Congo (+X%), Ghana (+X%), Cameroon (+X%), Morocco (+X%), Mauritius (+X%), Cote d'Ivoire (+X%) and Egypt (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Djibouti emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2020. By contrast, Angola (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Democratic Republic of the Congo (+X p.p.), Ghana (+X p.p.), Morocco (+X p.p.), Niger (+X p.p.), Cameroon (+X p.p.), Lesotho (+X p.p.) and Djibouti (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total imports from 2007-2020, the share of Angola (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest transport container importing markets in Africa were South Africa ($X), Angola ($X) and Cameroon ($X), together comprising X% of total imports. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Morocco, Djibouti, Niger, Swaziland and Lesotho lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main importing countries, Djibouti recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the transport container import price in Africa amounted to $X per unit, growing by X% against the previous year. Import price indicated a mild increase from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, transport container import price increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the import price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per unit. from 2012 to 2020, the growth in terms of the import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Angola ($X per unit), while Lesotho ($X per unit) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Angola, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for transport containers in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of transport container consumption in 2020 were Nigeria (174K units), Democratic Republic of the Congo (100K units) and South Africa (95K units), together comprising 37% of total consumption. Egypt, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Malawi lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 42%.
What are the largest producers of transport containers in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of transport container production in 2020 were Nigeria (174K units), South Africa (161K units) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (97K units), together accounting for 40% of total production. These countries were followed by Egypt, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Malawi, which together accounted for a further 41%.
What are the leading exporters of transport containers in Africa?
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In value terms, South Africa ($102M) remains the largest transport container supplier in Africa, comprising 82% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Kenya ($2M), with a 1.6% share of total exports. It was followed by Namibia, with a 0.5% share.
What are the leading importers of transport containers in Africa?
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In value terms, South Africa ($24M), Angola ($17M) and Cameroon ($13M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, with a combined 41% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Morocco, Djibouti, Niger, Swaziland and Lesotho, which together accounted for a further 21%.
What is the average export price for transport containers in Africa?
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In 2020, the transport container export price in Africa amounted to $1,025 per unit, remaining constant against the previous year.
What is the average import price for transport containers in Africa?
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The transport container import price in Africa stood at $2,750 per unit in 2020, with an increase of 9.7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 29202100 - Containers specially designed and equipped for carriage by one or more modes of transport (including containers for transporting fluids)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the transport container market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Western Sahara
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020
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