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U.S. Ice Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025
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U.S.: Ice Market Overview 2020

Ice Market Size in the U.S.

For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. ice market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by X% to $X in 2019. Overall, the total consumption indicated buoyant growth from 2013 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last six-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2014 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Ice Production in the U.S.

In value terms, ice production rose markedly to $X in 2019. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

Ice Exports

Exports from the U.S.

In 2019, the amount of ice exported from the U.S. expanded sharply to X tonnes, increasing by X% against 2018 figures. Overall, total exports indicated strong growth from 2013 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last six-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

In value terms, ice exports expanded notably to $X in 2019. In general, exports recorded a resilient increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Japan (X tonnes) was the main destination for ice exports from the U.S., accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, ice exports to Japan exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Mexico (X tonnes), twofold. Canada (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Japan stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Mexico (+X% per year) and Canada (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest markets for ice exported from the U.S. were Japan ($X), Canada ($X) and Mexico ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. Taiwan, Chinese, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main countries of destination, Guatemala (+X% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average ice export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, remaining stable against the previous year. Over the last six years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2018 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Canada ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Costa Rica ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Canada, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Ice Imports

Imports into the U.S.

In 2019, the amount of ice imported into the U.S. amounted to X tonnes, remaining relatively unchanged against 2018. Over the period under review, total imports indicated resilient growth from 2013 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last six-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2018 to 2019, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, ice imports rose sharply to $X in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, imports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Fiji (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of ice to the U.S., accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, ice imports from Fiji exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Canada (X tonnes), threefold. Italy (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume from Fiji amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Canada (+X% per year) and Italy (+X% per year).

In value terms, Fiji ($X) constituted the largest supplier of ice to the U.S., comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Italy ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Canada, with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from Fiji amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Italy (+X% per year) and Canada (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average ice import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, surging by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of X% against the previous year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per tonne), while the price for Canada ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Italy, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the leading suppliers of ice to the U.S.?
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In value terms, Fiji ($115M) constituted the largest supplier of ice to the U.S., comprising 68% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Italy ($31M), with a 18% share of total imports. It was followed by Canada, with a 6.5% share.
What are the leading importers of ice from the U.S.?
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In value terms, Japan ($40M), Canada ($27M) and Mexico ($13M) were the largest markets for ice exported from the U.S. worldwide, together comprising 71% of total exports. Taiwan, Chinese, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 5.9%.
What is the average export price for ice in the U.S.?
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In 2019, the average ice export price amounted to $374 per tonne, stabilizing at the previous year.
What is the average import price for ice in the U.S.?
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In 2019, the average ice import price amounted to $311 per tonne, picking up by 13% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• NAICS 312113 - Ice manufacturing

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the ice market in the U.S.. 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.


Companies mentioned:
• Reddy Ice Holdings
• United States Cold Storage
• The Home City Ice Company
• Growers Ice
• Gaia Enterprises
• Arctic Glacier Minnesota
• Cosner Ice Company
• Lillis JP Enterprises
• Arctic Glacier Oregon
• Mountain Water Ice Company
• Jems Enterprises
• A T Reynolds & Sons
• Reddy Ice Corporation
• Arctic Iowa
• Pelican Ice & Cold Storage
• Arctic Glacier Minnesota
• Arctic Glacier USA
• Pelton-Shepherd Industries
• Grocers Ice & Cold Storage Co.
• Arctic Glacier Texas
• Tinley Ice Company
• Maplewood Ice Co.
• Star Ice & Fuel
• Saint John Ice Company
• Triangle Ice Company of Beaufort

Country coverage:
• USA

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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 2013–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2013–2019
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, 2013–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2013–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2013–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2013–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2013–2019
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, 2013–2019
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2019

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