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Japan: Aluminium Market Overview 2021

Aluminium Market Size in Japan

In 2019, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in the Japanese aluminium market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. Over the period under review, consumption recorded a pronounced downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Aluminium Production in Japan

In value terms, aluminium production reduced to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a sharp decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Aluminium Exports

Exports from Japan

In 2019, overseas shipments of aluminium decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. Over the period under review, exports recorded a slight decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, aluminium exports declined significantly to $X in 2019. Overall, exports continue to indicate a pronounced decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Thailand (X tonnes) was the main destination for aluminium exports from Japan, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, aluminium exports to Thailand exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, China (X tonnes), threefold. South Korea (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Thailand amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: China (+X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest markets for aluminium exported from Japan were Thailand ($X), China ($X) and South Korea ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. Mexico, Viet Nam and Malaysia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average aluminium export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was China ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Viet Nam ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to China, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Aluminium Imports

Imports into Japan

After two years of growth, purchases abroad of aluminium decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2019. In general, imports recorded a mild descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, aluminium imports declined remarkably to $X in 2019. Overall, imports recorded a noticeable decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Australia (X tonnes), Russia (X tonnes) and the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of aluminium imports to Japan, together comprising X% of total imports. China, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria and Qatar lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Saudi Arabia (+X% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest aluminium suppliers to Japan were Australia ($X), Russia ($X) and the United Arab Emirates ($X), together comprising X% of total imports. These countries were followed by China, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria and Qatar, which together accounted for a further X the main suppliers, Saudi Arabia (+X% per year) saw the highest rates of growth with regard to 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 2019, the average aluminium import price amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price showed a perceptible contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the highest prices were recorded for prices from Qatar ($X per tonne) and New Zealand ($X per tonne), while the price for Nigeria ($X per tonne) and China ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Qatar, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for aluminium in the world?
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China (36M tonnes) remains the largest aluminium consuming country worldwide, accounting for 53% of total volume. Moreover, aluminium consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, the U.S. (4.2M tonnes), ninefold. India (2.8M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.1% share.
What are the largest producers of aluminium in the world?
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China (36M tonnes) remains the largest aluminium producing country worldwide, accounting for 55% of total volume. Moreover, aluminium production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (4.5M tonnes), eightfold. Russia (3.6M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 5.4% share.
What are the leading suppliers of aluminium to Japan?
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In value terms, the largest aluminium suppliers to Japan were Australia ($890M), Russia ($758M) and the United Arab Emirates ($734M), together accounting for 50% of total imports. These countries were followed by China, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria and Qatar, which together accounted for a further 42%.
What are the leading importers of aluminium from Japan?
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In value terms, the largest markets for aluminium exported from Japan were Thailand ($18M), China ($18M) and South Korea ($10M), together accounting for 81% of total exports. Mexico, Viet Nam and Malaysia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 10%.
What is the average export price for aluminium in Japan?
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The average aluminium export price stood at $2,551 per tonne in 2019, falling by -12.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for aluminium in Japan?
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The average aluminium import price stood at $1,853 per tonne in 2019, waning by -15.6% against the previous year.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the aluminium market in Japan. 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:
• Japan

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Japan
• 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

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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