Top Fireworks Exporters

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Global sales from fireworks exports by country totaled US$840.5 million in 2017.

Overall, the value of fireworks exports dropped by an average -5.9% for all exporting countries since 2013 when fireworks shipments were valued at $893.2 million. Year over year, the value of exported fireworks slowed by -0.2%.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported fireworks during 2017 with shipments valued at $723.5 million or 86.1% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 12.6%. Smaller percentages came from North America at 0.9%, Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, as well as Africa (0.2%).

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 2017:

  1. China: US$719.7 million (85.6% of exported fireworks)
  2. Netherlands: $39.8 million (4.7%)
  3. Germany: $11.7 million (1.4%)
  4. Spain: $10.9 million (1.3%)
  5. Czech Republic: $10.3 million (1.2%)
  6. Poland: $8 million (1%)
  7. United States: $6.8 million (0.8%)
  8. Italy: $4.6 million (0.6%)
  9. United Kingdom: $3.4 million (0.4%)
  10. Switzerland: $3.2 million (0.4%)
  11. Austria: $2.6 million (0.3%)
  12. Hungary: $2 million (0.2%)
  13. France: $1.98 million (0.2%)
  14. Vietnam: $1.79 million (0.2%)
  15. Slovenia: $1.7 million (0.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.6% of global fireworks exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing fireworks exporters since 2013 were: Switzerland (up 215.7%), United Kingdom (up 141.0%), Czech Republic (up 123.3%) and Austria (up 111%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported fireworks sales were led by: Germany (down -50.6%), United States (down -33.2%), Italy (down -22.4%), France (down -17.6%) and Hungary (down -12.9%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for fireworks during 2017. 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$716.2 million (net export surplus down -7.1% since 2013)
  2. Vietnam: $1.6 million (up 64.8%)
  3. Spain: $1.2 million (up 28.2%)
  4. Hungary: $1 million (down -8.9%)
  5. Brazil: $507,000 (down -56.7%)
  6. India: $33,000 (down -93.9%)
  7. Sri Lanka: $2,000 (reversing a -$189,000 deficit in 2013)
  8. Bangladesh: $1,000 (reversing a -$54,000 deficit in 2015)

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 2017. 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$338.9 million (net export deficit up 36.1% since 2013)
  2. Germany: -$96.4 million (up 9.6%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$30.1 million (up 9.1%)
  4. Russia: -$27.4 million (down -22.6%)
  5. Netherlands: -$26.4 million (up 10.4%)
  6. Japan: -$24.7 million (down -13.5%)
  7. Indonesia: -$20.4 million (down -37.2%)
  8. Poland: -$19 million (up 84%)
  9. France: -$17 million (down -8.6%)
  10. Canada: -$13.4 million (down -18.7%)
  11. Italy: -$12 million (down -24%)
  12. Denmark: -$9.9 million (down -19.1%)
  13. Taiwan: -$8 million (down -8.5%)
  14. South Korea: -$6.4 million (up 29%)
  15. Norway: -$6.1 million (down -8.4%)

The United States of America 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 6, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 6, 2018

Wikipedia, Category: Fireworks companies. Accessed on June 6, 2018