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...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Coconut shell charcoal export in June was 7,241 MT with turnover of USD3.338 million. Volume went for the most part to China representing 59% of total or 4,270 MT.  The second major market was Japan at 1,991 MT (27.5%).  Other importing countries ordered less than 500 MT: India 473 MT (6.5%), Turkey 341 MT (4.7%), South Korea 118 MT (1.6%) and Indonesia 49 MT (0.7%).

On the other hand, activated carbon derived from coconut shell charcoal registered shipment of 6,298 MT in the same month worth USD10.487 million. Market leader in this field during the month was Japan with purchases amounting to 1,495 MT (23.7%), followed by the US with 782 MT (12.4%), China 516 MT (8.2%), Germany 503 MT (8.0%) and 10 other countries with uptake below 500 MT (120-467 MT range).  

The latter group consisted of the following: Sri Lanka, South Korea, Netherlands, Finland, Indonesia, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Estonia and Peru and their combined market share was 39.1%.  A dozen other countries bought limited volume at 3-99 MT range, and comprised 8.6% of the market namely, Turkey, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, United Kingdom, France, Dominican Republic, Romania, Argentina, Singapore.  

...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Coconut shell products (coco shell charcoal and activated carbon) reported total earnings of USD15.316 million in May.  Coconut shell charcoal contributed USD3.169 million from delivery of 7,279 MT.  Major buyer of the product was China at 4,533 MT, accounting for nearly two-thirds (62.3%) of total, tracked by Japan at 1,733 MT (23.8%), South Korea 430 MT (5.9%), Turkey 313 MT (4.3%) and Sri Lanka 270 MT (3.7%).

Activated carbon, on the other hand, generated USD12.147 million from shipment of 7,399 MT. Principal markets were Japan with 1,197 MT (16.2%) and Sri Lanka with 1,062 MT (14.4%), trailed by the US with 945 MT (12.8%), Germany 741 MT (10.0%) and Netherlands 566 MT (7.7%).  Nine other countries took in volume below 500 MT, ranging 113-493 MT, and together comprised close to a third (32.1%) of the market: China, South Korea, Taiwan, Finland, Italy, Canada, Ghana, Russia,Ukraine. Moreover, 10 others with orders below 100 MT, ranging 22-90 MT, jointly shared 6.8%:  South Africa, United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Indonesia, Peru, Australia, Colombia, Malaysia.   

...Of Coco Shell Products

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Export of coco shell charcoal in April at 7,764 MT earned USD3.481 million.  China was top buyer cornering almost half of total shipment at 3,796 MT (48.9%) followed by Japan at 2,138 MT (27.5%). Other markets took in much lower volume with market shares below 7%: India 536 MT, South Korea 426 MT, Turkey 385 MT, Thailand 267 MT, Germany 213 MT, US 2 MT. 
  
Outbound load of activated carbon in the same month at 7,979 MT registered turnover of USD12.864 million.  Biggest buyer was Japan with 1,467 MT (18.4%).  The next five major buyers together cornered 44.0% namely, Germany 912 MT, Netherlands 765 MT, Sri Lanka 696 MT, US 653 MT, and South Korea 486 MT.  Ten countries purchased between 100 MT and 389 MT and were jointly responsible for 30.9% namely, Ghana, China, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Taiwan, Canada, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Italy. 

Meanwhile, 13 countries with total market share of 6.7% held volumes ranging 7-95 MT.  This included the following: Ivory Coast, Congo, United Kingdom, Romania, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, Tanzania, France, Albania, Malaysia, India, Singapore.

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