Cannabis Oils Imports by Country

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International purchases of imported cannabis oils cost a total US$3.1 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of cannabis oils imports increased by 39.4% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of cannabis oils amounted to $2.2 billion. Year over year, global spending on imported cannabis oils rose by 15.8% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, European countries spent the most on imported cannabis oils during 2018 with purchases costing $1.1 billion or 36.6% of the global total. Close behind in second place were North American importers at 31.6% while 24.7% of cannabis oils imported worldwide arrived in Asia. Smaller percentages went to Oceania (3%) led by Australia and New Zealand, Latin America (2.5%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, then Africa (1.6%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for cannabis oils is 130219 for cannabis oils, extracts and tinctures.

Cannabis Oils Imports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that paid the most for imported cannabis oils during 2018.

  1. United States: US$871.5 million (28.1% of total imported cannabis oils)
  2. Germany: $288.2 million (9.3%)
  3. Japan: $183.3 million (5.9%)
  4. South Korea: $179.5 million (5.8%)
  5. France: $175.1 million (5.6%)
  6. Italy: $90.2 million (2.9%)
  7. Australia: $79.8 million (2.6%)
  8. Canada: $79.4 million (2.6%)
  9. Netherlands: $76.3 million (2.5%)
  10. United Kingdom: $72 million (2.3%)
  11. Spain: $70.2 million (2.3%)
  12. Hong Kong: $63.6 million (2%)
  13. China: $60 million (1.9%)
  14. Switzerland: $51.5 million (1.7%)
  15. Belgium: $50.7 million (1.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased over three-quarters (77%) of all cannabis oils imported in 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall cannabis oils shipments for each importer.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for cannabis oils since 2014 were: Hong Kong (up 342.1%), Netherlands (up 192.8%), Australia (up 87.2%) and Germany (up 67.7%).

USA

Cannabis Oils Imported into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$871.5 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which America imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. India: US$256.2 million (up 89.9% from 2014)
  2. China: $230.4 million (up 48.7%)
  3. France: $88.3 million (up 31.4%)
  4. Spain: $47.6 million (up 68.2%)
  5. Germany: $40.2 million (up 124.2%)
  6. Australia: $40.2 million (up 41%)
  7. Italy: $30.9 million (up 39.2%)
  8. Mexico: $30.5 million (up 0.3%)
  9. Japan: $13.4 million (up 41.2%)
  10. Switzerland: $12.7 million (up 77.9%)
  11. South Korea: $9.9 million (up 45.5%)
  12. Brazil: $8.1 million (up 54.7%)
  13. Canada: $7.9 million (down -15.6%)
  14. Netherlands: $5.7 million (up 168.3%)
  15. Chile: $5.3 million (up 273%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 94.9% of America’s cannabis oils imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to United States since 2014 were: Chile (up 273%), Netherlands (up 168.3%), Germany (up 124.2%) and India (up 89.9%).

Only Canada experienced a decline in the value of its cannabis oils supplied to American importers via a -15.6% reduction.

Overall, the value of United States’ cannabis oils imports rose by an average 48.6% from all supplying countries since 2014 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $586.5 million.

Germany

Cannabis Oils Imported into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$288.2 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Spain: US$42.4 million (up 47.3% from 2014)
  2. Ireland: $42 million (up 66.8%)
  3. Madagascar: $38.1 million (up 649.4%)
  4. China: $34.1 million (up 55.4%)
  5. France: $32.1 million (up 43.5%)
  6. Switzerland: $21.7 million (down -8.1%)
  7. Morocco: $15.2 million (up 1,447%)
  8. India: $12 million (up 77.7%)
  9. United States: $9.2 million (down -13.5%)
  10. Netherlands: $5.3 million (up 106.6%)
  11. Mexico: $4.1 million (up 2.6%)
  12. Brazil: $3.9 million (down -23.6%)
  13. Kenya: $3.8 million (up 7,560%)
  14. South Africa: $3.7 million (up 143.8%)
  15. Slovenia: $3 million (up 132.1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 93.9% of Germany’s cannabis oils imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to Germany since 2014 were: Kenya (up 7,560%), Morocco (up 1,447%), Madagascar (up 649.4%) and South Africa (up 143.8%).

Three top countries experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to German importers namely: Brazil (down -23.6%), United States (down -13.5%) and Switzerland (down -8.1%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s cannabis oils imports increased by an average 67.7% from all supplying countries since 2014 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $171.9 million.

Japan

Cannabis Oils Imported into Japan

Japan’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$183.3 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Japan imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. China: US$56.9 million (down -5.6% from 2014)
  2. United States: $44.7 million (up 444.3%)
  3. India: $21.8 million (down -20.2%)
  4. South Korea: $14.8 million (down -4.1%)
  5. France: $13.7 million (up 31.8%)
  6. Netherlands: $4.9 million (up 466.8%)
  7. Spain: $4.6 million (up 275.7%)
  8. Switzerland: $4.2 million (up 74%)
  9. Germany: $4.2 million (up 24.3%)
  10. Italy: $2.2 million (up 52.2%)
  11. Indonesia: $1.7 million (down -19.1%)
  12. Brazil: $1.6 million (down -38.3%)
  13. Taiwan: $1.4 million (down -49.6%)
  14. Chile: $1.2 million (up 9.6%)
  15. Madagascar: $996,000 (up 10,967%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 97.6% of Japan’s cannabis oils imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to Japan since 2014 were: Madagascar (up 10,967%), Netherlands (up 466.8%), United States (up 444.3%) and Spain (up 275.7%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to Japanese importers included: Taiwan (down -49.6%), Brazil (down -38.3%), India (down -20.2%) and Indonesia (down -19.1%).

Overall, the value of Japan’s cannabis oils imports improved by an average 24.9% from all supplying countries since 2014 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $146.8 million.

Korea

Cannabis Oils Imported into South Korea

South Korea’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$179.5 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which South Korea imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. China: US$48 million (up 22.1% from 2014)
  2. Vietnam: $31.4 million (up 1,592%)
  3. India: $19.2 million (up 150.9%)
  4. France: $17 million (down -5.1%)
  5. United States: $12.2 million (down -9.2%)
  6. Spain: $9.2 million (up 56.2%)
  7. Italy: $7.7 million (up 40.4%)
  8. Switzerland: $6.4 million (down -13.5%)
  9. Germany: $6.3 million (down -16%)
  10. Mexico: $5.5 million (down -4.5%)
  11. Japan: $4.1 million (up 2.9%)
  12. Russia: $2.8 million (up 232.4%)
  13. Canada: $1.7 million (up 84%)
  14. Costa Rica: $1.5 million (up 55.8%)
  15. Brazil: $1.3 million (down -19.4%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 97.1% of South Korea’s cannabis oils imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to South Korea since 2014 were: Vietnam (up 1,592%), Russia (up 232.4%), India (up 150.9%) and Canada (up 84%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to Korean importers included: Brazil (down -19.4%), Germany (down -16%), Switzerland (down -13.5%) and United States (down -9.2%).

Overall, the value of South Korea’s cannabis oils imports expanded by an average 45% from all supplying countries since 2014 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $123.8 million.



 

Searchable List of Cannabis Oils Importers in 2018

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RankImporterCannabis Oils Imports (US$)%World Total
1.United States$871.5 million28.1%
2.Germany$288.2 million9.3%
3.Japan$183.3 million5.9%
4.South Korea$179.5 million5.8%
5.France$175.1 million5.6%
6.Italy$90.2 million2.9%
7.Australia$79.8 million2.6%
8.Canada$79.4 million2.6%
9.Netherlands$76.3 million2.5%
10.United Kingdom$72 million2.3%
11.Spain$70.2 million2.3%
12.Hong Kong$63.6 million2%
13.China$60 million1.9%
14.Switzerland$51.5 million1.7%
15.Belgium$50.7 million1.6%
16.Brazil$45.2 million1.5%
17.Ireland$43.9 million1.4%
18.Poland$39.4 million1.3%
19.Taiwan$33.9 million1.1%
20.India$33.9 million1.1%
21.Austria$33.3 million1.1%
22.Thailand$32.9 million1.1%
23.Singapore$31.2 million1%
24.Mexico$29.9 million1%
25.Indonesia$25.7 million0.8%
26.Russia$24.5 million0.8%
27.Malaysia$23.7 million0.8%
28.Morocco$21.7 million0.7%
29.Denmark$20 million0.6%
30.Vietnam$18.5 million0.6%
31.Israel$15.5 million0.5%
32.Czech Republic$15.2 million0.5%
33.Romania$15.1 million0.5%
34.New Zealand$14 million0.5%
35.Slovenia$12.7 million0.4%
36.Turkey$11.6 million0.4%
37.United Arab Emirates$10.2 million0.3%
38.Argentina$10 million0.3%
39.South Africa$7.9 million0.3%
40.Norway$7.5 million0.2%
41.Armenia$7.1 million0.2%
42.Iran$6.4 million0.2%
43.Colombia$6.2 million0.2%
44.Greece$6.1 million0.2%
45.Eswatini$5.6 million0.2%
46.Chile$5.6 million0.2%
47.Bulgaria$5.5 million0.2%
48.Ukraine$5 million0.2%
49.Slovakia$4.7 million0.2%
50.Philippines$4.7 million0.2%
51.Hungary$4.1 million0.1%
52.Pakistan$3.8 million0.1%
53.Saudi Arabia$3.8 million0.1%
54.Belarus$3.7 million0.1%
55.Egypt$3.7 million0.1%
56.Portugal$3.7 million0.1%
57.Sweden$3.5 million0.1%
58.Macao$3.4 million0.1%
59.Peru$3.3 million0.1%
60.Finland$3 million0.1%
61.Bangladesh$2.9 million0.1%
62.Lithuania$2.6 million0.1%
63.North Korea$2.3 million0.1%
64.Ecuador$2.2 million0.1%
65.Croatia$2.2 million0.1%
66.Latvia$2.2 million0.1%
67.Kazakhstan$1.7 million0.1%
68.Nepal$1.4 million0.05%
69.Paraguay$1.3 million0.04%
70.Serbia$1.2 million0.04%
71.Iraq$1.1 million0.04%
72.Luxembourg$1.1 million0.04%
73.Nigeria$1.1 million0.03%
74.Kuwait$1 million0.03%
75.Guatemala$892,0000.03%
76.Congo$885,0000.03%
77.Algeria$869,0000.03%
78.Uruguay$777,0000.03%
79.Ethiopia$757,0000.02%
80.Kenya$650,0000.02%
81.Cyprus$649,0000.02%
82.North Macedonia$636,0000.02%
83.El Salvador$622,0000.02%
84.Cameroon$621,0000.02%
85.Mali$542,0000.02%
86.Costa Rica$516,0000.02%
87.Jordan$507,0000.02%
88.Gabon$481,0000.02%
89.Ghana$473,0000.02%
90.Sudan$463,0000.01%
91.Bolivia$403,0000.01%
92.Somalia$388,0000.01%
93.Dominican Republic$365,0000.01%
94.Albania$364,0000.01%
95.Estonia$358,0000.01%
96.Tunisia$319,0000.01%
97.Democr. Rep. Congo$312,0000.01%
98.Djibouti$299,0000.01%
99.US Minor Outlying Is$281,0000.01%
100.Ivory Coast$254,0000.01%
101.Iceland$243,0000.01%
102.Sri Lanka$240,0000.01%
103.Venezuela$237,0000.01%
104.Syrian Arab Republic$232,0000.01%
105.Myanmar (Burma)$222,0000.01%
106.Zambia$212,0000.01%
107.Cuba$189,0000.01%
108.Tanzania$186,0000.01%
109.Panama$174,0000.01%
110.Lebanon$162,0000.01%
111.Zimbabwe$155,0000.005%
112.Honduras$146,0000.005%
113.Moldova$140,0000.005%
114.Marshall Islands$128,0000.004%
115.Uzbekistan$126,0000.004%
116.Qatar$123,0000.004%
117.Mauritius$118,0000.004%
118.Bosnia/Herzegovina$118,0000.004%
119.Bermuda$110,0000.004%
120.Cambodia$109,0000.004%
121.Yemen$103,0000.003%
122.Georgia$99,0000.003%
123.Cayman Islands$90,0000.003%
124.Guinea$79,0000.003%
125.Montenegro$76,0000.002%
126.Oman$72,0000.002%
127.Liberia$61,0000.002%
128.Uganda$61,0000.002%
129.Senegal$59,0000.002%
130.Laos$59,0000.002%
131.Angola$59,0000.002%
132.Azerbaijan$57,0000.002%
133.Palestine$56,0000.002%
134.Chad$55,0000.002%
135.Afghanistan$44,0000.001%
136.Namibia$42,0000.001%
137.Papua New Guinea$42,0000.001%
138.Sierra Leone$40,0000.001%
139.Bahrain$38,0000.001%
140.Fiji$38,0000.001%
141.Botswana$37,0000.001%
142.Guyana$36,0000.001%
143.Trinidad/Tobago$36,0000.001%
144.Lesotho$35,0000.001%
145.Turkmenistan$32,0000.001%
146.Nicaragua$31,0000.001%
147.Brunei Darussalam$26,0000.001%
148.Burundi$25,0000.001%
149.Tonga$25,0000.001%
150.Burkina Faso$20,0000.001%
151.Suriname$17,0000.001%
152.Mozambique$17,0000.001%
153.Bahamas$16,0000.001%
154.Barbados$16,0000.001%
155.Libya$15,0000.0005%
156.Kyrgyzstan$13,0000.0004%
157.Mongolia$11,0000.0004%
158.Maldives$9,0000.0003%
159.Jamaica$9,0000.0003%
160.Antigua/Barbuda$9,0000.0003%
161.Malta$8,0000.0003%
162.Belize$7,0000.0002%
163.Gibraltar$7,0000.0002%
164.Seychelles$7,0000.0002%
165.Samoa$6,0000.0002%
166.Bhutan$5,0000.0002%
167.Curaçao$5,0000.0002%
168.Aruba$4,0000.0001%
169.French Polynesia$4,0000.0001%
170.Togo$4,0000.0001%
171.Dominica$2,0000.0001%
172.Andorra$2,0000.0001%
173.Madagascar$2,0000.0001%
174.Palau$1,0000.00003%
175.Cabo Verde$1,0000.00003%
176.Tajikistan$1,0000.00003%


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