Perfumes Exporters by Country

Perfumes exports

Perfumes exports

Mood-improving scents remain in demand around the world, with perfumes exports by country totaling US$17.9 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of perfumes exports fell by an average -5.1% for all exporting countries since 2013 when perfumes shipments were valued at $18.9 billion. Year over year, the value of exported perfumes appreciated by 4.8% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, European countries generated the highest dollar worth of exported perfumes during 2017 with European shipments valued at $13.4 billion or about three-quarters (74.9%) of the global total.

In second place were Asian exporters at 12.1%, while 10.7% of worldwide shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean at 1.2%, Africa at 0.3% and Oceania at 0.2%.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for perfumes and toilet waters is 3303. This code prefix specifically excludes aftershave lotions, personal deodorants and hair lotions.

Perfumes Exporters by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of perfumes during 2017:

  1. France: US$4.8 billion (26.8% of total exported perfumes)
  2. Germany: $1.79 billion (10%)
  3. Spain: $1.78 billion (9.9%)
  4. United States: $1.76 billion (9.8%)
  5. Italy: $1.2 billion (6.7%)
  6. Singapore: $987.2 million (5.5%)
  7. Netherlands: $865.2 million (4.8%)
  8. United Kingdom: $822.9 million (4.6%)
  9. Belgium: $549.2 million (3.1%)
  10. Poland: $438.6 million (2.4%)
  11. Switzerland: $324.3 million (1.8%)
  12. Hong Kong: $229.2 million (1.3%)
  13. China: $220.1 million (1.2%)
  14. Czech Republic: $219.6 million (1.2%)
  15. United Arab Emirates: $197.8 million (1.1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 90.3% of global perfumes exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing perfumes exporters since 2013 were: China (up 99.7%), Czech Republic (up 75%), Netherlands (up 50.9%) and Singapore (up 22.3%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported perfumes sales namely United Arab Emirates (down -76.5%), Germany (down -23.6%), United Kingdom (down -17.7%), United States (down -4.5%) and France (down -2.8%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for perfumes 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 perfumes and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. France: US$4.3 billion (net export surplus down -3.6% since 2013)
  2. Spain: $1 billion (up 6.8%)
  3. Italy: $691.8 million (up 7.5%)
  4. Singapore: $168.7 million (up 8.7%)
  5. Switzerland: $109.9 million (up 159.6%)
  6. Poland: $87.9 million (down -17.3%)
  7. India: $67 million (down -16.2%)
  8. Colombia: $61.2 million (down -27.2%)
  9. Lebanon: $8.8 million (reversing an -$855,000 deficit)
  10. Barbados: $4.3 million (reversing a -$559,000 deficit)
  11. Latvia: $1.9 million (reversing a -$8.8 million deficit)

France has the highest surplus in the international trade of perfumes. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms France’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for perfumes 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 perfumes purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$613.7 million (net export deficit up 149.4% since 2013)
  2. United Arab Emirates: -$586 million (up 659.1%)
  3. Russia: -$474.3 million (down -34.3%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$297.9 million (up 1,169%)
  5. Australia: -$292 million (down -12.6%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: -$259.9 million (down -37.2%)
  7. Hong Kong: -$248.3 million (up 17%)
  8. Chile: -$243.1 million (up 18.2%)
  9. Panama: -$240.3 million (reversing a $178.7 million surplus)
  10. Japan: -$230.2 million (up 10.7%)
  11. Canada: -$210 million (down -5.6%)
  12. South Korea: -$157.5 million (up 39.7%)
  13. Austria: -$135.9 million (down -23.2%)
  14. Czech Republic: -$128.9 million (down -1.9%)
  15. Mexico: -$126.4 million (up 47%)

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

Companies

Perfumes Exporting Companies

According to Wikipedia, the following suppliers are the 20 biggest companies participating in the cosmetics industry. These firms sell perfumes on international markets.

  • Procter & Gamble (United States)
  • L’Oréal (France)
  • Unilever (United Kingdom)
  • Avon (United States)
  • Beiersdorf (Germany)
  • Estee Lauder (United States)
  • Shiseido (Japan)
  • Kao (Japan)
  • Johnson & Johnson (United States)
  • Henkel (Germany)
  • LVMH (France)
  • Coty (France)
  • Chanel (France)
  • Limited Brands (United States)
  • Mary Kay (United States)
  • Yves Roche (France)
  • Natur (Brazil)
  • Altico (United States)
  • Kose (Japan)
  • Oriflame (Sweden)


 

Searchable List of Perfumes Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Perfumes Exports% World Total
1.FranceUS$4.8 billion26.8%
2.Germany$1.79 billion10%
3.Spain$1.78 billion9.9%
4.United States$1.76 billion9.8%
5.Italy$1.2 billion6.7%
6.Singapore$987.2 million5.5%
7.Netherlands$865.2 million4.8%
8.United Kingdom$822.9 million4.6%
9.Belgium$549.2 million3.1%
10.Poland$438.6 million2.4%
11.Switzerland$324.3 million1.8%
12.Hong Kong$229.2 million1.3%
13.China$220.1 million1.2%
14.Czech Republic$219.6 million1.2%
15.United Arab Emirates$197.8 million1.1%
16.India$139.2 million0.8%
17.Indonesia$133.5 million0.7%
18.Mexico$128.8 million0.7%
19.Austria$88.8 million0.5%
20.Colombia$86.8 million0.5%
21.Saudi Arabia$81 million0.5%
22.Russia$70.1 million0.4%
23.Sweden$64.1 million0.4%
24.Hungary$59.5 million0.3%
25.Turkey$58.8 million0.3%
26.Lithuania$58.3 million0.3%
27.Lebanon$46.0 million0.3%
28.Israel$45.5 million0.3%
29.Guatemala$42.3 million0.2%
30.Latvia$36.9 million0.2%
31.Taiwan$31.1 million0.2%
32.Australia$27.6 million0.2%
33.Croatia$27.5 million0.2%
34.Bulgaria$27.4 million0.2%
35.Ukraine$27.4 million0.2%
36.Canada$27.1 million0.2%
37.Denmark$25 million0.1%
38.Portugal$23.8 million0.1%
39.South Africa$22.8 million0.1%
40.Romania$18.7 million0.1%
41.Bahrain$18.4 million0.1%
42.Greece$17 million0.1%
43.South Korea$16.7 million0.1%
44.Slovenia$16.6 million0.1%
45.Morocco$15.3 million0.1%
46.Peru$15.1 million0.1%
47.Barbados$14.3 million0.1%
48.Ireland$13.9 million0.1%
49.Estonia$13.4 million0.1%
50.Chile$13.3 million0.1%
51.Brazil$13.2 million0.1%
52.Panama$12.5 million0.1%
53.Malaysia$12.4 million0.1%
54.Slovakia$11.9 million0.1%
55.Kuwait$11.2 million0.1%
56.Argentina$10.5 million0.1%
57.Philippines$10.1 million0.1%
58.Oman$10.1 million0.1%
59.Thailand$7.5 million0.04%
60.Macao$7.5 million0.04%
61.Sri Lanka$5.9 million0.03%
62.Luxembourg$5.7 million0.03%
63.Georgia$5.2 million0.03%
64.Curaçao$4.6 million0.03%
65.Moldova$4.6 million0.03%
66.Japan$4.4 million0.02%
67.Serbia$4.3 million0.02%
68.Jordan$4 million0.02%
69.Belarus$3.9 million0.02%
70.Mauritius$3.8 million0.02%
71.Bosnia/Herzegovina$3.5 million0.02%
72.Finland$3.5 million0.02%
73.Kenya$3.3 million0.02%
74.Cyprus$2.9 million0.02%
75.Ghana$2.3 million0.01%
76.Malta$1.9 million0.01%
77.Ecuador$1.6 million0.01%
78.Belize$1.6 million0.01%
79.Macedonia$1.4 million0.01%
80.Vietnam$1.4 million0.01%
81.Uganda$1.1 million0.01%
82.Norway$1 million0.01%
83.Kazakhstan$967,0000.01%
84.Cambodia$721,0000.004%
85.Tunisia$574,0000.003%
86.Egypt$455,0000.003%
87.Mozambique$355,0000.002%
88.Pakistan$333,0000.002%
89.Iran$305,0000.002%
90.Madagascar$301,0000.002%
91.New Zealand$292,0000.002%
92.Swaziland$279,0000.002%
93.Jamaica$233,0000.001%
94.Suriname$219,0000.001%
95.Bangladesh$215,0000.001%
96.Qatar$177,0000.001%
97.Costa Rica$164,0000.001%
98.Nigeria$163,0000.001%
99.Antigua/Barbuda$143,0000.001%
100.El Salvador$135,0000.001%
101.Syria$131,0000.001%
102.Algeria$124,0000.001%
103.Aruba$113,0000.001%
104.Mongolia$102,0000.001%
105.Sierra Leone$98,0000.001%
106.Azerbaijan$96,0000.001%
107.Nicaragua$92,0000.001%
108.Uruguay$90,0000.001%
109.Tanzania$89,0000.0005%
110.Botswana$74,0000.0004%
111.Armenia$67,0000.0004%
112.Senegal$65,0000.0004%
113.Dominican Rep$61,0000.0003%
114.Sudan$57,0000.0003%
115.Benin$56,0000.0003%
116.Guyana$51,0000.0003%
117.Côte d'Ivoire$45,0000.0003%
118.Gibraltar$41,0000.0002%
119.British Virgin Is$36,0000.0002%
120.US Minor Outlying Is$35,0000.0002%
121.Cuba$32,0000.0002%
122.Haiti$26,0000.0001%
123.French Polynesia$25,0000.0001%
124.Andorra$25,0000.0001%
125.Kyrgyzstan$23,0000.0001%
126.Namibia$22,0000.0001%
127.Uzbekistan$21,0000.0001%
128.Paraguay$19,0000.0001%
129.Iraq$19,0000.0001%
130.Montenegro$18,0000.0001%
131.Cameroon$18,0000.0001%
132.Togo$18,0000.0001%
133.Somalia$16,0000.0001%
134.Fiji$16,0000.0001%
135.Myanmar (Burma)$15,0000.0001%
136.Cabo Verde$13,0000.0001%
137.Maldives$12,0000.0001%
138.Tonga$12,0000.0001%
139.Papua New Guinea$11,0000.0001%
140.Cayman Islands$11,0000.0001%
141.Brunei Darussalam$11,0000.0001%
142.Saint Kitts/Nevis$10,0000.0001%
143.Guam$8,0000.00004%
144.Vanuatu$7,0000.00004%
145.Bhutan$6,0000.00003%
146.Iceland$5,0000.00003%
147.Venezuela$5,0000.00003%
148.Trinidad/Tobago$4,0000.00002%
149.Tajikistan$4,0000.00002%
150.Bermuda$3,0000.00002%
151.Bahamas$1,0000.00001%
152.Afghanistan$1,0000.00001%
153.French S./Antarctic Terr$1,0000.00001%
154.Cook Islands$1,0000.00001%
155.Honduras$1,0000.00001%
156.Tokelau$1,0000.00001%
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See also Beauty Cosmetics and Skincare Imports by Country, Hearing Aids Importers by Country and Beauty Cosmetics and Skincare Exports by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 31, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 31, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 31, 2018

Wikipedia, Cosmetic industry. Accessed on May 31, 2018