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Overview In 2020 British Indian Ocean Territory was the number 211 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 221 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of British Indian Ocean Territory are Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($6.05M), Raw Tin ($4.72M), Medical Instruments ($502k), Engine Parts ($285k), and Integrated Circuits ($177k), exporting mostly to Singapore ($11.4M), Belgium ($502k), United States ($162k), Ecuador ($152k), and Poland ($148k).

Imports The top imports of British Indian Ocean Territory are Other Inedible Animal Products ($6.92M), Semiconductor Devices ($3.07M), Asbestos Cement Articles ($677k), Vaccines, blood, antisera, toxins and cultures ($661k), and Used Clothing ($632k), importing mostly from Singapore ($12.8M), United States ($6.52M), Brazil ($594k), Netherlands ($216k), and Denmark ($108k).

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of British Indian Ocean Territory.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Top Export (2020): Non-fillet Frozen Fish, $6.05M

Top Destination (2020): Singapore, $12.8M

In 2020, British Indian Ocean Territory exported a total of $13.3M, making it the number 211 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of British Indian Ocean Territory have changed by -$18.6M from $31.9M in 2015 to $13.3M in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($6.05M), Raw Tin ($4.72M), Medical Instruments ($502k), Engine Parts ($285k), and Integrated Circuits ($177k). The most common destination for the exports of British Indian Ocean Territory are Singapore ($11.4M), Belgium ($502k), United States ($162k), Ecuador ($152k), and Poland ($148k).

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Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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British Indian Ocean Territory has a high level of specialization in Raw Tin (1.58k), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (331), Other Carbon Paper (44.7), Carbon Paper (28.1), and Other Agricultural Machinery (26). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between British Indian Ocean Territory observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of British Indian Ocean Territory according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Metalworking Machines (2.09), Other Stainless Steel Bars (1.43), Eyewear (1.41), Laboratory Reagents (1.31), and Copper Pipe Fittings (1.17). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for British Indian Ocean Territory according to the relatedness index, are Fish Fillets (0.043), Fish oil (0.041), Animal Meal and Pellets (0.041), Fishing Ships (0.04), and Fish: dried, salted, smoked or in brine (0.04). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that British Indian Ocean Territory is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of British Indian Ocean Territory. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that British Indian Ocean Territory exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.