Top Fireworks Exporters

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Global sales from fireworks exports by country amounted to US$831 million in 2016.

Overall, the value of fireworks exports were up by an average 0.3% for all exporting countries since 2012 when fireworks shipments were valued at $828 million. Year over year, the value of exported fireworks slipped by -14.2%.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported fireworks during 2016 with shipments valued at $734.8 million. In second place were European exporters at 9.9% while just 1.3% of worldwide fireworks shipments originated from North America.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for fireworks is 360410.

Fireworks Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of fireworks during 2016:

  1. China: US$732 million (88.1% of total fireworks exports)
  2. Netherlands: $24.3 million (2.9%)
  3. Spain: $11.3 million (1.4%)
  4. Germany: $10.5 million (1.3%)
  5. United States: $10 million (1.2%)
  6. Czech Republic: $8.5 million (1%)
  7. Poland: $7.3 million (0.9%)
  8. Italy: $4.2 million (0.5%)
  9. Switzerland: $2.4 million (0.3%)
  10. Austria: $2 million (0.24%)
  11. France: $1.9 million (0.23%)
  12. Portugal: $1.7 million (0.21%)
  13. United Kingdom: $1.7 million (0.2%)
  14. Bulgaria: $1.6 million (0.19%)
  15. Slovenia: $1.4 million (0.17%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.8% of global fireworks exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing fireworks exporters since 2012 were: Czech Republic (up 977.9%), Portugal (up 333.7%), Slovenia (up 228.2%) and Switzerland (up 122%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported fireworks sales were led by: Germany (down -53%), Italy (down -40.6%), Bulgaria (down -20.1%), France (down -16%) and United States (down -14.9%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for fireworks during 2016. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported fireworks and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. China: US$725.6 million (net export surplus up 0.3% since 2012)
  2. Brazil: $836,000 (up 307.8%)
  3. Spain: $752,000 (down -34.2%)
  4. Vietnam: $202,000 (down -77.4%)
  5. Jordan: $84,000 (up 82.6%)
  6. Brunei Darussalam: $67,000 (down -195.7%)
  7. Bangladesh: $52,000 (down -196.3%)
  8. Kuwait: $40,000 (down -2,100%)
  9. India: $29,000 (down -68.5%)
  10. Nigeria: $1,000 (down -100.2%)

China has the highest surplus in the international trade of fireworks. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Chinese competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for fireworks during 2016. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported fireworks purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$374.2 million (net export deficit up 41.7% since 2012)
  2. Germany: -$110.2 million (up 14.8%)
  3. Netherlands: -$33.3 million (up 3.6%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$27.8 million (down -25.4%)
  5. Japan: -$22.5 million (down -24.9%)
  6. Indonesia: -$19.6 million (down -28.2%)
  7. Russia: -$17.5 million (down -52.2%)
  8. France: -$14.5 million (down -19.4%)
  9. Canada: -$11.4 million (down -23.4%)
  10. Denmark: -$11.2 million (up 23.7%)
  11. Poland: -$11.2 million (down -3.1%)
  12. Italy: -$10.9 million (down -43.5%)
  13. Thailand: -$7.4 million (down -36.8%)
  14. Taiwan: -$7.3 million (up 4.9%)
  15. Argentina: -$6.1 million (down -30.8%)

United States incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of fireworks. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for fireworks-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful consumer demand.

Companies

Fireworkds Exporting Companies

Below are global fireworks companies that represent established players engaged in the international fireworks trade. The home country for each firm is shown within parenthesis.

  • Brock’s Fireworks Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Fantastic Fireworks (United Kingdom)
  • Fireworks by Grucci (United States)
  • Göteborgs FyrverkeriFabrik (Sweden)
  • Kimbolton Fireworks (United Kingdom)
  • Maravillas de Colombia SA (Colombia)
  • Melrose Pyrotechnics (United States)
  • Pyro Spectaculars (United States)
  • Pyrotecnico (United States)
  • Reaction Fireworks (United Kingdom)
  • Standard Fireworks (India)
  • Star Fireworks (United Kingdom)
  • Zambelli Fireworks (United States)

See also Highest Value Chinese Export Products and China’s Top Trading Partners

Research Sources:

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 24, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 24, 2017

Wikipedia, Category: Fireworks companies. Accessed on June 24, 2017