Cannabis Oils Imports by Country

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International purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$2.7 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of cannabis oils imports appreciated by 25.5% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of cannabis oils were valued at $2.1 billion. Year over year, globally imported cannabis oils rose in value by 13.6% from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, European countries bought the highest dollar worth of imported cannabis oils during 2017 with purchases valued at $936.9 billion or 35.1% of the global total. Close behind in second place were North American importers at 32.3% while 25.8% of cannabis oils imported worldwide was delivered to Asian customers. Smaller percentages went to Latin America (3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Oceania (2.6%) then Africa (1.1%).

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 imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2017.

  1. United States: US$763.5 million (28.6% of imported cannabis oils)
  2. Germany: $225.6 million (8.5%)
  3. South Korea: $176.3 million (6.6%)
  4. France: $151.7 million (5.7%)
  5. Japan: $147.7 million (5.5%)
  6. Italy: $88.4 million (3.3%)
  7. Canada: $76 million (2.9%)
  8. Spain: $66 million (2.5%)
  9. United Kingdom: $61.2 million (2.3%)
  10. Australia: $57.4 million (2.2%)
  11. China: $52.4 million (2%)
  12. Switzerland: $45.5 million (1.7%)
  13. Brazil: $43.7 million (1.6%)
  14. Netherlands: $39.5 million (1.5%)
  15. Belgium: $36.8 million (1.4%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased three-quarters (76.2%) of all cannabis oils imported in 2017. 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 2013 were: Netherlands (up 75.1%), Canada (up 72.1%), Australia (up 49.1%) and Switzerland (up 45.2%).

Two top importers cut back on their purchases of imported cannabis oils namely Japan (down -12.7%) and China (down -10.4%).

USA

Cannabis Oils Imported into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$763.5 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which America imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. China: US$212.2 million (up 31.5% from 2013)
  2. India: $190.3 million (up 45.9%)
  3. France: $76.3 million (up 6.6%)
  4. Australia: $42.9 million (up 53.6%)
  5. Spain: $39.5 million (up 55.9%)
  6. Germany: $35 million (up 165.9%)
  7. Italy: $29.5 million (up 74.5%)
  8. Mexico: $26.2 million (down -0.9%)
  9. Switzerland: $15 million (up 105.8%)
  10. South Korea: $13.8 million (up 135.9%)
  11. Madagascar: $12.2 million (up 2,271%)
  12. Japan: $11.2 million (up 6.3%)
  13. Canada: $9.9 million (up 16.9%)
  14. Dominican Republic: $8.2 million (down -43%)
  15. Tanzania: $5 million (up 4.1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 95.2% of America’s cannabis oils imported in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to America since 2013 were: Madagascar (up 2,271%), Germany (up 165.9%), South Korea (up 135.9%) and Switzerland (up 105.8%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to American importers, namely the Dominican Republic (down -43%) and Mexico (down -0.9%).

Overall, the value of America’s cannabis oils imports rose by an average 32.7% from all supplying countries since 2013 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $575.4 million.

Germany

Cannabis Oils Imported into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$225.6 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Ireland: US$38.3 million (up 90.5% from 2013)
  2. Spain: $27.9 million (up 1%)
  3. China: $26.6 million (up 35.3%)
  4. France: $26 million (up 42.3%)
  5. Madagascar: $20.1 million (up 163%)
  6. Switzerland: $19.5 million (down -19.6%)
  7. United States: $13.4 million (up 43%)
  8. India: $9.7 million (up 88.8%)
  9. Italy: $6.1 million (up 105.7%)
  10. Kenya: $4.3 million (up 16,400%)
  11. Morocco: $4.3 million (up 10,598%)
  12. Brazil: $3.8 million (down -31.5%)
  13. Netherlands: $3.6 million (up 33.2%)
  14. Mexico: $3.1 million (up 13.1%)
  15. South Africa: $2.5 million (up 157%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 92.8% of Germany’s cannabis oils imported in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to Germany since 2013 were: Kenya (up 16,400%), Morocco (up 10,598%), Madagascar (up 163%) and South Africa (up 157%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to German importers, namely Brazil (down -31.5%) and Switzerland (down -19.6%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s cannabis oils imports rose by an average 41.5% from all supplying countries since 2013 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $159.4 million.

Korea

Cannabis Oils Imported into South Korea

South Korea’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$176.3 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which South Korea imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. China: US$47.8 million (up 20.2% from 2013)
  2. Vietnam: $34.1 million (up 797.3%)
  3. France: $18.8 million (up 13.4%)
  4. United States: $13.8 million (up 1.7%)
  5. India: $12.9 million (up 76.7%)
  6. Germany: $11.9 million (up 75.4%)
  7. Mexico: $5.7 million (down -5.7%)
  8. Switzerland: $5.7 million (down -43.9%)
  9. Italy: $4.7 million (down -9.4%)
  10. Spain: $4.1 million (up 112.6%)
  11. Russia: $4 million (up 514%)
  12. Japan: $2.6 million (down -45.9%)
  13. Costa Rica: $2 million (up 1,123%)
  14. Canada: $1 million (down -18.9%)
  15. Israel: $957,000 (up 376.1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 96.5% of South Korea’s cannabis oils imported in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to South Korea since 2013 were: Costa Rica (up 1,123%), Vietnam (up 797.3%), Russia (up 514%) and Israel (up 376.1%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to South Korean importers included: Japan (down -45.9%), Switzerland (down -43.9%), Canada (down -18.9%) and Italy (down -9.4%).

Overall, the value of South Korea’s cannabis oils imports appreciated by an average 39.4% from all supplying countries since 2013 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $126.5 million.

France

Cannabis Oils Imported into France

France’s global purchases of imported cannabis oils totaled US$151.7 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of cannabis oils during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. United States: US$25.3 million (up 31.4% from 2013)
  2. Italy: $23.4 million (down -14.6%)
  3. Spain: $19.2 million (up 61.3%)
  4. China: $16.6 million (up 11.5%)
  5. Morocco: $10.9 million (up 3.7%)
  6. Germany: $9 million (up 16.5%)
  7. India: $8.8 million (up 96%)
  8. Switzerland: $5.4 million (up 79.8%)
  9. Belgium: $5.2 million (down -58.8%)
  10. Canada: $3.9 million (up 643.1%)
  11. Madagascar: $3.2 million (up 157%)
  12. Mexico: $2.4 million (up 464.6%)
  13. Ireland: $2.2 million (up 285.4%)
  14. Malta: $2.2 million (up 17.1%)
  15. Australia: $1.8 million (up 65.7%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 92.0% of France’s cannabis oils imported in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of cannabis oils to France since 2013 were: Canada (up 643.1%), Mexico (up 464.6%), Ireland (up 285.4%) and Madagascar (up 157%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their cannabis oils supplied to French importers, namely Belgium (down -58.8%) and Italy (down -14.6%).

Overall, the value of France’s cannabis oils imports gained an average 19.2% from all supplying countries since 2013 when cannabis oils purchases were valued at $127.2 million.



 

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RankImporter2017 Cannabis Oils Imports%Total
1.United States$763.5 million28.6%
2.Germany$225.6 million8.5%
3.South Korea$176.3 million6.6%
4.France$151.7 million5.7%
5.Japan$147.7 million5.5%
6.Italy$88.4 million3.3%
7.Canada$76 million2.9%
8.Spain$66 million2.5%
9.United Kingdom$61.2 million2.3%
10.Australia$57.4 million2.2%
11.China$52.4 million2%
12.Switzerland$45.5 million1.7%
13.Brazil$43.7 million1.6%
14.Netherlands$39.5 million1.5%
15.Belgium$36.8 million1.4%
16.Hong Kong$36.2 million1.4%
17.Poland$33.9 million1.3%
18.Taiwan$30.4 million1.1%
19.India$30 million1.1%
20.Thailand$29.6 million1.1%
21.Ireland$29.2 million1.1%
22.Singapore$27 million1%
23.Austria$24.4 million0.9%
24.Mexico$22.7 million0.9%
25.Indonesia$22.3 million0.8%
26.Malaysia$21.5 million0.8%
27.Russia$20.8 million0.8%
28.Romania$20.5 million0.8%
29.Denmark$18.7 million0.7%
30.Vietnam$16.2 million0.6%
31.United Arab Emirates$15 million0.6%
32.Israel$13.9 million0.5%
33.Czech Republic$13.7 million0.5%
34.Argentina$11.3 million0.4%
35.New Zealand$10.8 million0.4%
36.Slovenia$10.5 million0.4%
37.Iraq$10.3 million0.4%
38.Turkey$7.7 million0.3%
39.Saudi Arabia$7.6 million0.3%
40.Macao$7.4 million0.3%
41.Morocco$7 million0.3%
42.Iran$6.3 million0.2%
43.South Africa$6 million0.2%
44.Kuwait$5.8 million0.2%
45.Armenia$5.7 million0.2%
46.Norway$5.4 million0.2%
47.Chile$5.3 million0.2%
48.Greece$4.7 million0.2%
49.Slovakia$4.7 million0.2%
50.Colombia$4.7 million0.2%
51.Hungary$4.5 million0.2%
52.Bulgaria$4.5 million0.2%
53.Philippines$4.5 million0.2%
54.Peru$4.1 million0.2%
55.Ukraine$3.8 million0.1%
56.Bangladesh$3.5 million0.1%
57.Egypt$3.5 million0.1%
58.Portugal$3.4 million0.1%
59.Pakistan$3.4 million0.1%
60.Belarus$3.3 million0.1%
61.Algeria$3 million0.1%
62.Lithuania$2.9 million0.1%
63.Tunisia$2.8 million0.1%
64.Sweden$2.6 million0.1%
65.Ecuador$2.5 million0.1%
66.Finland$2.4 million0.1%
67.Croatia$2.4 million0.1%
68.Guatemala$2.1 million0.1%
69.Luxembourg$1.4 million0.1%
70.Latvia$1.4 million0.1%
71.Nigeria$1.4 million0.1%
72.Swaziland$1.3 million0.1%
73.Libya$1.2 million0.04%
74.Oman$1.2 million0.04%
75.Paraguay$1.1 million0.04%
76.Serbia$1.1 million0.04%
77.Kazakhstan$1.1 million0.04%
78.Qatar$1 million0.04%
79.Jordan$864,0000.03%
80.El Salvador$722,0000.03%
81.Syrian Arab Republic$719,0000.03%
82.Chad$685,0000.03%
83.Free Zones$669,0000.03%
84.Dominican Republic$648,0000.02%
85.Uruguay$612,0000.02%
86.Côte d'Ivoire$527,0000.02%
87.Kenya$524,0000.02%
88.Costa Rica$484,0000.02%
89.Yemen$481,0000.02%
90.Cyprus$466,0000.02%
91.Macedonia$435,0000.02%
92.Djibouti$400,0000.02%
93.North Korea$350,0000.01%
94.Bahrain$349,0000.01%
95.Panama$331,0000.01%
96.Nepal$330,0000.01%
97.Uzbekistan$307,0000.01%
98.Ghana$299,0000.01%
99.Nicaragua$296,0000.01%
100.Bolivia$265,0000.01%
101.Sri Lanka$260,0000.01%
102.US Minor Outlying Is$254,0000.01%
103.Moldova$248,0000.01%
104.Guinea$226,0000.01%
105.Honduras$219,0000.01%
106.Estonia$212,0000.01%
107.Afghanistan$206,0000.01%
108.Venezuela$198,0000.01%
109.Haiti$177,0000.01%
110.Ethiopia$175,0000.01%
111.Uganda$166,0000.01%
112.Bosnia/Herzegovina$158,0000.01%
113.Cuba$154,0000.01%
114.Georgia$152,0000.01%
115.St Kitts/Nevis$147,0000.01%
116.Fiji$144,0000.01%
117.Trinidad/Tobago$137,0000.01%
118.Tanzania$137,0000.01%
119.Lebanon$134,0000.01%
120.Mauritius$128,0000.005%
121.Cambodia$117,0000.004%
122.Zimbabwe$115,0000.004%
123.Bermuda$110,0000.004%
124.Papua New Guinea$106,0000.004%
125.Senegal$99,0000.004%
126.Iceland$86,0000.003%
127.Botswana$85,0000.003%
128.Azerbaijan$84,0000.003%
129.Montenegro$81,0000.003%
130.Jamaica$80,0000.003%
131.Angola$73,0000.003%
132.Sudan$46,0000.002%
133.Myanmar (Burma)$44,0000.002%
134.Turkmenistan$40,0000.002%
135.Barbados$37,0000.001%
136.Gibraltar$33,0000.001%
137.Kyrgyzstan$31,0000.001%
138.Comoros$27,0000.001%
139.Zambia$27,0000.001%
140.Malawi$23,0000.001%
141.Democratic Rep. Congo$22,0000.001%
142.Curaçao$21,0000.001%
143.Sao Tome/Principe$20,0000.001%
144.Laos$18,0000.001%
145.Cameroon$16,0000.001%
146.Togo$16,0000.001%
147.Bahamas$15,0000.001%
148.Mali$15,0000.001%
149.Malta$15,0000.001%
150.Namibia$15,0000.001%
151.Seychelles$13,0000.0005%
152.Suriname$12,0000.0005%
153.Mongolia$12,0000.0005%
154.Aruba$12,0000.0005%
155.Grenada$8,0000.0003%
156.Liberia$6,0000.0002%
157.Timor-Leste$6,0000.0002%
158.Dominica$6,0000.0002%
159.Albania$5,0000.0002%
160.Niger$5,0000.0002%
161.Mozambique$5,0000.0002%
162.Northern Mariana Is$4,0000.0002%
163.Guyana$4,0000.0002%
164.Cayman Islands$4,0000.0002%
165.French Polynesia$4,0000.0002%
166.Faroe Islands$4,0000.0002%
167.Tajikistan$4,0000.0002%
168.Congo$3,0000.0001%
169.Lesotho$2,0000.0001%
170.Tonga$2,0000.0001%
171.Somalia$2,0000.0001%
172.Sierra Leone$2,0000.0001%
173.St Vincent/Grenadines$2,0000.0001%
174.Saint Lucia$2,0000.0001%
175.Saint Helena$1,0000.00004%
176.Greenland$1,0000.00004%
177.Madagascar$1,0000.00004%
178.Kiribati$1,0000.00004%
179.Cabo Verde$1,0000.00004%
180.British Virgin Islands$1,0000.00004%
181.Brunei Darussalam$1,0000.00004%
182.Andorra$1,0000.00004%


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