...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Export of coconut shell charcoal in August at 4,185 MT turned in USD2.513 million.  Key markets were China and Japan.  The former bought 2,096 MT (50.1%) and Japan 2,017 MT (48.2%), while South Korea took in 72 MT (1.7%).

External trade of activated carbon in the same month at 6,975 MT earned USD12.696 million. Sri Lanka was main market cornering 1,514 MT (21.7%) with Japan distance behind at 980 MT (14.1%), then the US 755 MT (10.8%),  Germany 611 MT (8.8%), China 497 MT (7.1%), South Korea 400 MT (5.7%), and Netherlands rounding up the top seven outlets at 391 MT (5.6%).  

Seven other countries had market shares below 5% with volume ranging 107-314 MT and collective market share of 17.9%: Indonesia, Russia, Italy, Taiwan, Canada, South Africa, Sweden.  Meanwhile, 15 other countries with total uptake of 572 MT comprised 8.2% of the market. Uptakes ranged 3-98 MT. This included India, France, Mexico, Belgium, Finland, Estonia, Malaysia, Kenya, Peru, United Kingdom, Romania, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Singapore. 

...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, October 25, 2018

International trade of coco shell charcoal totaled 6,615 MT and generated revenue of USD3.538 million in July.  China was leading buyer with orders of 3,286 MT (49.7%), followed by Japan at 1,813 MT (27.4%), Sri Lanka 1,089 MT (16.5%).  Other buyers were South Korea 302 MT, Turkey 76 MT and Indonesia 49 MT.

Outbound load of activated carbon was 6,340 MT with earnings of USD11.798 million.  A dozen countries took in volume above 100 MT led by Sri Lanka with 1,125 MT (17.7%), followed by Germany 957 MT (15.1%), Japan 705 MT (11.1%), US 643 MT (10.1%), and China which rounded up the top five at 510 MT (8.0%).  The next seven importers with smaller market shares for a total of 27% consisted of South Korea 363 MT, Indonesia 314 MT, Taiwan 298 MT, Canada 251 MT, Russia 183 MT, South Africa 182 MT, Senegal 114 MT. 

Seventeen other countries with uptake below 100 MT ranging 20-89 MT jointly accounted for 11%, namely Italy,  Ivory Coast, Mexico, Sweden, Kenya, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Estonia, India, Tanzania, Turkey, France, Ghana, Belgium, Israel, Lebanon.

...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Coconut shell charcoal export in June which totaled 7,194 MT registered earnings of USD3.696 million.  China was top buyer absorbing nearly half of the month’s load with 3,378 MT (47.0%) followed by Japan with 1,468 MT (20.4%), India 941 MT (13.1%), Sri Lanka 931 MT (12.9%).  Other destinations held market share of less than 5%: South Korea 350 MT, Turkey 77 MT and Thailand 49 MT. 
Export of activated carbon in the same month at 6,108 MT was valued USD11.382 million. There were 28 importing countries registered during the month half of which took in volume above 100 MT.  Leading the pack was Japan with 858 MT (14.1%), closely trailed by Germany 843 MT (13.8%), US 783 MT (12.8%), Sri Lanka 702 MT (11.5%) and 10 others with imports ranging 113-472 MT which together comprised 39.3% of the market namely, China, Russia, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Ghana, Australia.  On the other hand, the remaining 14 other countries with uptake below 100 MT in the range 6-86 MT collectively contributed 8.5%: Sweden, South Africa, Belgium, Israel, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Finland, Kenya, Estonia, Peru, Tanzania, Singapore 

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