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Japan: Overview of the Market for Iron Ores And Concentrates 2021

Market Size for Iron Ores And Concentrates in Japan

The Japanese iron ore and concentrate market contracted to $X in 2020, waning by -X% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Exports of Iron Ores And Concentrates

Exports from Japan

In 2020, shipments abroad of iron ores and concentrates decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after three years of growth. In general, exports faced a precipitous contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2013 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, iron ore and concentrate exports dropped markedly to $X in 2020. Overall, exports recorded a deep reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

China (X tonnes) was the main destination for iron ore and concentrate exports from Japan, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, iron ore and concentrate exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Philippines (X tonnes), twofold. Thailand (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume to China stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Philippines (X% per year) and Thailand (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest markets for iron ore and concentrate exported from Japan were China ($X), Thailand ($X) and Malaysia ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Hong Kong SAR and the Philippines, which together accounted for a further X Kong SAR (+X% per year) recorded 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 2020, the average iron ore and concentrate export price amounted to $X per tonne, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price continues to indicate a prominent expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. The export price peaked in 2020 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Malaysia ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to the Philippines ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Hong Kong SAR, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports of Iron Ores And Concentrates

Imports into Japan

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of iron ores and concentrates were imported into Japan; which is down by -X% compared with 2019. Over the period under review, imports recorded a perceptible curtailment. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, iron ore and concentrate imports dropped to $X in 2020. In general, imports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Australia (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of iron ore and concentrate to Japan, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, iron ore and concentrate imports from Australia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Brazil (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Canada (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Australia totaled -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Brazil (-X% per year) and Canada (+X% per year).

In value terms, Australia ($X), Brazil ($X) and Canada ($X) constituted the largest iron ore and concentrate suppliers to Japan, together accounting for X% of total imports.

Canada recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average iron ore and concentrate import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, the import price saw moderate growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the countries with the highest prices were Canada ($X per tonne) and South Africa ($X per tonne), while the price for Australia ($X per tonne) and India ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for iron ores and concentrates in the world?
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China (1,493M tonnes) remains the largest iron ore and concentrate consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 61% of total volume. Moreover, iron ore and concentrate consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (178M tonnes), eightfold. Brazil (106M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.4% share.
What are the largest producers of iron ores and concentrates in the world?
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Australia (900M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of iron ore and concentrate production, comprising approx. 37% of total volume. Moreover, iron ore and concentrate production in Australia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Brazil (400M tonnes), twofold. China (340M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 14% share.
What are the leading suppliers of iron ores and concentrates to Japan?
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In value terms, the largest iron ore and concentrate suppliers to Japan were Australia ($5B), Brazil ($2.9B) and Canada ($692M), together comprising 89% of total imports.
What are the leading importers of iron ores and concentrates from Japan?
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In value terms, the largest markets for iron ore and concentrate exported from Japan were China ($31K), Thailand ($19K) and Malaysia ($7K), with a combined 87% share of total exports. Hong Kong SAR and the Philippines lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 13%.
What is the average export price for iron ores and concentrates in Japan?
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In 2020, the average iron ore and concentrate export price amounted to $2,739 per tonne, with an increase of 380% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for iron ores and concentrates in Japan?
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In 2020, the average iron ore and concentrate import price amounted to $97 per tonne, rising by 14% against the previous year.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for iron ore and concentrate 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 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
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, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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