...Of Coco Shell Products - February

Thursday, May 13, 2021

External trade of coconut shell charcoal in February amounted to 6,229 MT worth USD4.034 million.  China and Japan remained key markets with the former capturing 53.0% or 3,300 MT and Japan holding 36.1% or 2,246 MT.  Other markets were South Korea 360 MT, India 120 MT,  Germany 107 MT and Turkey 97 MT, with respective market shares at 5.8%, 1.9%, 1.7% and 1.6%.
Activated carbon export in the same month was 5,616 MT with turnover of USD10.542 million.  The top two importers took in almost equal loads:  the US 893 MT (15.9%) and Japan 880 MT (15.7%). Rounding up the top five markets were Germany at 527 MT (9.4%), Sri Lanka 425 MT (7.6%) and Indonesia 414 MT (7.4%).  
Countries with orders ranging 140-308 MT had combined market share of 32.8% for a total of 1,841 MT. This included Taiwan, Ghana, South Korea, China, Russia, Canada, Finland, Italy.  On the other hand, countries with uptake under 100 MT (2-97 MT range) comprising of Peru, Lithuania, Ivory Coast, Sweden, France, Mali, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Miyanmar, Turkey, and India as a group were responsible for 11.3% for a total of 636 MT.

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