Common Clay Imports in Belgium
In value terms, common clay imports expanded markedly to $ in . Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a perceptible curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when imports increased by % against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of $. from 2012 to , the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in India (+% per year), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the Netherlands ($), Germany ($) and Spain ($) constituted the largest common clay suppliers to Belgium, with a combined % share of total imports. These countries were followed by France and India, which together accounted for a further %.
India (+% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Germany ($ per tonne), while the price for France ($ per tonne) was amongst the lowest.
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.