Perfumes Exporters by Country

Perfumes exports

Perfumes exports

Mood-improving scents remain in demand around the world, with perfumes exports by country totaling US$16.4 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of perfumes exports were down by an average -7.6% for all exporting countries since 2012 when perfumes shipments were valued at $17.7 billion. Year over year, the value of exported perfumes depreciated by -2% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries generated the highest dollar worth of exported perfumes during 2016 with European shipments valued at $12.3 billion or three-quarters (74.9%) of the global total.

In second place were Asian exporters at 12.1% while 11.3% of worldwide perfumes shipments originated from North America. Much smaller percentages originated from Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean at 1.2%, Africa (0.3%) and Oceania (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 2016:

  1. France: US$4.2 billion (25.7% of total perfumes exports)
  2. Germany: $1.8 billion (11.2%)
  3. United States: $1.7 billion (10.4%)
  4. Spain: $1.6 billion (9.6%)
  5. Italy: $1.1 billion (6.7%)
  6. United Kingdom: $836.6 million (5.1%)
  7. Singapore: $834.1 million (5.1%)
  8. Netherlands: $709.4 million (4.3%)
  9. Belgium: $599 million (3.7%)
  10. Poland: $408.9 million (2.5%)
  11. Switzerland: $275 million (1.7%)
  12. Hong Kong: $193.5 million (1.2%)
  13. Czech Republic: $187.3 million (1.1%)
  14. United Arab Emirates: $183.1 million (1.1%)
  15. India: $141.5 million (0.9%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 90.3% of global perfumes exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing perfumes exporters since 2012 were: Czech Republic (up 87.7%), Belgium (up 47.7%), Netherlands (up 39.7%) and Spain (up 26.5%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported sales were led by: United Arab Emirates (down -75%), Germany (down -20.8%), Switzerland (down -19.7%), France (down -13.1%) and United Kingdom (down -7.7%).

Advantages

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

  1. France: US$3.8 billion (net export surplus down -14.5% since 2012)
  2. Spain: $834.4 million (up 1.2%)
  3. Italy: $618.8 million (up 25.4%)
  4. Germany: $164.4 million (down -73.2%)
  5. Singapore: $133.6 million (up 9.2%)
  6. Poland: $102.5 million (down -12.3%)
  7. India: $71 million (up 44.9%)
  8. Philippines: $70.5 million (up 3,448%)
  9. Switzerland: $52.6 million (down -40.2%)
  10. Belgium: $46.2 million (down -50.5%)
  11. Colombia: $43.8 million (down -38.3%)
  12. Bahrain: $7.5 million (down -37.4%)
  13. Senegal: $4.5 million (up 75.2%)
  14. Lebanon: $3.7 million (down -161.5%)
  15. Saint Lucia: $2.1 million (down -3,846%)

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 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 perfumes purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United Arab Emirates: -US$588.3 million (net export deficit up 280.5% since 2012)
  2. United States: -$404.6 million (up 70.1%)
  3. Russia: -$384.9 million (down -43.3%)
  4. Saudi Arabia: -$328 million (down -19%)
  5. Australia: -$265.4 million (down -17.3%)
  6. Panama: -$260.4 million (down -236.1%)
  7. United Kingdom: -$228.3 million (up 235.8%)
  8. Japan: -$214.8 million (down -7.4%)
  9. Canada: -$199.2 million (down -8.4%)
  10. Chile: -$184.9 million (up 9.7%)
  11. Hong Kong: -$162.5 million (down -21.1%)
  12. South Korea: -$151.1 million (up 57.5%)
  13. Mexico: -$127 million (up 136.8%)
  14. Austria: -$125.2 million (up 1.5%)
  15. Kuwait: -$117.6 million (down -4.2%)

United Arab Emirates incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of perfumes. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights UAE’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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RankExporter2016 Perfumes Exports% World Total
1.FranceUS$4.2 billion25.7%
2.Germany$1.8 billion11.2%
3.United States$1.7 billion10.4%
4.Spain$1.6 billion9.6%
5.Italy$1.1 billion6.7%
6.United Kingdom$836.6 million5.1%
7.Singapore$834.1 million5.1%
8.Netherlands$709.4 million4.3%
9.Belgium$599 million3.7%
10.Poland$408.9 million2.5%
11.Switzerland$275 million1.7%
12.Hong Kong$193.5 million1.2%
13.Czech Republic$187.3 million1.1%
14.United Arab Emirates$183.1 million1.1%
15.India$141.5 million0.9%
16.China$126.8 million0.8%
17.Mexico$123 million0.8%
18.Indonesia$109.1 million0.7%
19.Philippines$85.9 million0.5%
20.Austria$81.7 million0.5%
21.Colombia$70.4 million0.4%
22.Saudi Arabia$64 million0.4%
23.Sweden$60.1 million0.4%
24.Hungary$57 million0.3%
25.Russia$50.5 million0.3%
26.Turkey$47.8 million0.3%
27.Lebanon$43.7 million0.3%
28.Lithuania$41.1 million0.3%
29.Israel$41 million0.3%
30.Guatemala$39.4 million0.2%
31.Bulgaria$32 million0.2%
32.Bahrain$27.1 million0.2%
33.Taiwan$26.7 million0.2%
34.Peru$25.1 million0.2%
35.Australia$24.4 million0.1%
36.Canada$22.6 million0.1%
37.Denmark$21.1 million0.1%
38.South Africa$20.7 million0.1%
39.Portugal$20.1 million0.1%
40.Greece$18.1 million0.1%
41.Romania$18 million0.1%
42.Panama$17.8 million0.1%
43.Croatia$17.3 million0.1%
44.Latvia$15.1 million0.1%
45.Belarus$14 million0.1%
46.Brazil$13.9 million0.1%
47.Slovenia$13.4 million0.1%
48.Morocco$12.7 million0.1%
49.Argentina$12.1 million0.1%
50.Kuwait$11.9 million0.1%
51.Malaysia$11.8 million0.1%
52.Ireland$11.7 million0.1%
53.Slovakia$10.8 million0.1%
54.South Korea$9 million0.1%
55.Oman$8.7 million0.1%
56.Senegal$8.7 million0.1%
57.Chile$8.6 million0.1%
58.Estonia$8.3 million0.1%
59.Ukraine$7.8 million0.05%
60.Thailand$5.4 million0.03%
61.Serbia$4.8 million0.03%
62.Georgia$4.2 million0.03%
63.Barbados$3.7 million0.02%
64.Moldova$3.7 million0.02%
65.Luxembourg$3.5 million0.02%
66.Bosnia/Herzegovina$3.5 million0.02%
67.Mauritius$3.4 million0.02%
68.Cyprus$3 million0.02%
69.Finland$2.9 million0.02%
70.Jordan$2.6 million0.02%
71.Saint Lucia$2.5 million0.02%
72.Japan$2.5 million0.02%
73.Ghana$2.2 million0.01%
74.Togo$1.9 million0.01%
75.Sri Lanka$1.8 million0.01%
76.Paraguay$1.7 million0.01%
77.Malta$1.5 million0.01%
78.Vietnam$1.3 million0.01%
79.Macedonia$1.2 million0.01%
80.Ecuador$1.1 million0.01%
81.Curaçao$967,0000.01%
82.Aruba$611,0000.004%
83.Madagascar$542,0000.003%
84.Côte d'Ivoire$536,0000.003%
85.St Maarten (Dutch part)$536,0000.003%
86.New Zealand$524,0000.003%
87.Belize$487,0000.003%
88.Norway$478,0000.003%
89.Tunisia$473,0000.003%
90.Montenegro$441,0000.003%
91.Mozambique$394,0000.002%
92.Guyana$352,0000.002%
93.Kazakhstan$350,0000.002%
94.Jamaica$292,0000.002%
95.Algeria$279,0000.002%
96.Pakistan$257,0000.002%
97.Syrian Arab Republic$252,0000.002%
98.Namibia$232,0000.001%
99.Rwanda$200,0000.001%
100.Benin$190,0000.001%
101.Albania$177,0000.001%
102.Mongolia$176,0000.001%
103.Costa Rica$172,0000.001%
104.Bangladesh$166,0000.001%
105.Kyrgyzstan$166,0000.001%
106.Nepal$166,0000.001%
107.Botswana$165,0000.001%
108.Burkina Faso$161,0000.001%
109.Iran$128,0000.001%
110.Brunei Darussalam$126,0000.001%
111.British Virgin Is.$114,0000.001%
112.Tokelau$110,0000.001%
113.Swaziland$109,0000.001%
114.Zambia$97,0000.001%
115.Egypt$90,0000.001%
116.Cambodia$78,0000.000%
117.El Salvador$77,0000.0005%
118.Nigeria$76,0000.0005%
119.Cuba$68,0000.0004%
120.Cameroon$60,0000.0004%
121.Yemen$54,0000.0003%
122.Uruguay$51,0000.0003%
123.Andorra$45,0000.0003%
124.Qatar$38,0000.0002%
125.US Minor Outlying Is.$36,0000.0002%
126.Armenia$35,0000.0002%
127.Fiji$34,0000.0002%
128.French Polynesia$34,0000.0002%
129.Azerbaijan$31,0000.0002%
130.Kenya$31,0000.0002%
131.Trinidad/Tobago$26,0000.0002%
132.Honduras$24,0000.0001%
133.Bahamas$24,0000.0001%
134.Niger$17,0000.0001%
135.Laos$16,0000.0001%
136.Sudan$16,0000.0001%
137.Tanzania$14,0000.0001%
138.French South Antarctic$11,0000.0001%
139.Vanuatu$10,0000.0001%
140.Myanmar (Burma)$9,0000.0001%
141.Mauritania$7,0000.0000%
142.Nicaragua$5,0000.0000%
143.Macao$4,0000.00002%
144.Turkmenistan$4,0000.00002%
145.Zimbabwe$3,0000.00002%
146.Uzbekistan$3,0000.00002%
147.Papua New Guinea$3,0000.00002%
148.Libya$2,0000.00001%
149.Afghanistan$2,0000.00001%
150.Dominican Republic$2,0000.00001%
151.Tonga$2,0000.00001%
152.Saint Kitts/Nevis$1,0000.00001%
153.Uganda$1,0000.00001%
154.Lesotho$1,0000.00001%
155.Iceland$1,0000.00001%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 5, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 5, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 5, 2017

Wikipedia, Cosmetic industry. Accessed on June 5, 2017