Updated Feb 7, 2023 03:02

Lignite Imports in the United Arab Emirates

In , after two years of decline, there was significant growth in supplies from abroad of lignite, when their volume increased by % to tons. Over the period under review, imports continue to indicate a resilient increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of %. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at tons in 2010; however, from 2011 to , imports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, lignite imports fell to $ in . Overall, imports saw resilient growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when imports increased by %. As a result, imports reached the peak of $. From 2010 to , the growth of imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country
India ( tons), Saudi Arabia ( tons) and the United States ( tons) were the main suppliers of lignite imports to the United Arab Emirates, together comprising % of total imports.

From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by India (with a CAGR of +%), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest lignite suppliers to the United Arab Emirates were India ($), Saudi Arabia ($) and the United States ($), with a combined % share of total imports.

India, with a CAGR of +%, 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.

Import Prices by Country
In , the average lignite import price amounted to $ per ton, dropping by -% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, continues to indicate slight growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $ per ton. From 2009 to , the average import prices failed to regain momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In , amid the top importers, the country with the highest price was India ($ per ton), while the price for Hungary ($ per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by India (+%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.