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...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, March 7, 2019

External trade of coco shell charcoal in December was 3,644 MT with turnover of USD2.095 million.  Key markets were Japan and China with almost equal uptakes at 1,620 MT (44.5%) and 1,607 MT (44.1%), respectively.  Other destinations were South Korea at 297 MT (8.1%) and Turkey 120 MT (3.3%). 
Outbound cargo of activated carbon in the same month was 5,259 MT and earned USD9.261 million in foreign exchange. Leading buyers Germany and Japan almost took in equivalent loads with respective volume at 914 MT (17.4%) and 913 MT (17.4%).  Trailing behind them were the US at 609 MT (11.6%), South Korea 501 MT (9.5%), China 339 MT (6.4%), and eight other countries with purchases ranging 116-251 MT and aggregate market share of 25.0% namely Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Indonesia, Russia, Ivory Coast, Netherlands, South Africa.  
Meanwhile 17 countries with offtake in the range 4-93 MT together contributed 12.7%. This included Peru, India, Italy, Finland, Dominican Republic, Congo, Spain, Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, France, Tanzania, Lebanon, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore.
 

...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Delivery of coco shell charcoal in November at 6,890 MT was valued USD3.003 million. Russia was major destination capturing 2,292 MT (33.3%), tracked by Japan 2,012 MT (29.2%), China 1,463 MT (23.8%) and five others with combined market share of 13.7% namely, South Korea 393 MT, Sri Lanka 348 MT, Turkey 96 MT, India 80 MT, Thailand 25 MT. 
Outbound load of activated carbon in the same month at 5,968 MT worth USD10.722 million went to 26 countries. The US lead the pack at 1,204 MT (20.2%) followed by Japan at 835 MT (14.0%), Germany 687 MT (11.5%), South Korea 457 MT (7.7%), China at 333 MT (5.6%), Taiwan 305 MT (5.1%) with Sri Lanka at 302 MT (5.1%) completing the top seven markets.
Eight countries took in volume ranging 105-210 MT and together accounted for 22.6% of the market: Indonesia, Belgium, Italy, Peru, Canada, Netherlands, South Africa, Finland.  On the other hand, 11 countries sharing 8.2% of total trade had offtake ranging 11-91 MT, namely Ghana, Venezuela, Kenya, Sweden, Spain, Romania, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Singapore, Mexico.   

...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, January 17, 2019

International sales of coconut shell charcoal in October was 5,447 MT valued at USD3.039 million.  Key outlets were Japan and China with the former cornering 2,516 MT (46.2%) and China 2,262 MT (41.5%).  Other markets were Belgium 266 MT, Sri Lanka 213 MT and South Korea 190 MT, for respective market share of 4.9%, 3.9% and 3.5%.

Outbound load of activated carbon, on the other hand, in the same month stood at 7,231 MT worth USD13.112 million. Biggest buyer was the US at 1,236 MT (17.1%).  Trailing behind were Japan at 927 MT (12.8%), Germany 796 MT (11.0%), Sri Lanka 612 MT (8.5%) and South Korea 543 MT (7.5%). The next 10 countries with substantial purchases had combined market share of 34.4%.  This comprised of China 449 MT, Italy 406 MT, Taiwan 328 MT, Netherlands 321 MT, Finland 210 MT, Canada 207 MT, Russia 169 MT, Kenya 137 MT, Belgium 133 MT and Indonesia 131 MT.  

Meanwhile, 17 countries took in much lower volume ranging 5-92 MT and had total market share of 8.7%.  This included United Kingdom, Australia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru, Spain, Venezuela, Romania, Lebanon, Estonia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey. 

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