...Of Coco Shell Products - FebruaryThursday, 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.