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Overview In 2022 Marshall Islands was the number 160 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 113 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Marshall Islands are Passenger and Cargo Ships ($642M), Special Purpose Ships ($156M), Refined Petroleum ($95.3M), Recreational Boats ($91.1M), and Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($55.6M), exporting mostly to Germany ($327M), Denmark ($159M), United Kingdom ($158M), Malta ($66.2M), and Indonesia ($58.1M).

Imports The top imports of Marshall Islands are Passenger and Cargo Ships ($6.8B), Refined Petroleum ($2.76B), Recreational Boats ($207M), Additive manufacturing machines ($181M), and Centrifuges ($97.9M), importing mostly from China ($3.47B), South Korea ($3.25B), Japan ($1.23B), Chinese Taipei ($441M), and Brazil ($424M).

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Marshall Islands.

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

* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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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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Historical Data

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Top Export (2022)Passenger and Cargo Ships$642M
Top Destination (2022)Germany$327M

In 2022, Marshall Islands exported a total of $1.1B, making it the number 160 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Marshall Islands have changed by $488M from $608M in 2017 to $1.1B in 2022.

The most recent exports are led by Passenger and Cargo Ships ($642M), Special Purpose Ships ($156M), Refined Petroleum ($95.3M), Recreational Boats ($91.1M), and Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($55.6M). The most common destination for the exports of Marshall Islands are Germany ($327M), Denmark ($159M), United Kingdom ($158M), Malta ($66.2M), and Indonesia ($58.1M).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2021 - 2022)
United Kingdom$158M (+ 56.5k%)
Germany$126M (+ 62.9%)
Indonesia$54.1M (+ 1.35k%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2021 - 2022)
Chinese Taipei$353M (+ 402%)
China$281M (+ 8.82%)
Brazil$129M (+ 43.7%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2021 - 2022)

Service Trade

Service Trade

Marshall Islands Exports Services (2018)$26.7M
Marshall Islands Imports Services (2018)$55.8M

In 2018, Marshall Islands exported $26.7M worth of services. The top services exported by Marshall Islands in 2018 were Transportation ($12.5M), Business travel ($6.65M), Government services, n.i.e. ($5.52M), Personal travel ($1.92M), and Computer and information services ($154k).

The top services imported by Marshall Islands in 2018 were Transportation ($28.7M), Personal travel ($15.1M), Business travel ($4.79M), Government services, n.i.e. ($4.05M), and Financial services ($2.99M).

Service Exports (2018)

Service Imports (2018)

Economic Complexity

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Marshall Islands has a high level of specialization in Passenger and Cargo Ships (193), Special Purpose Ships (120), Recreational Boats (118), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (42.7), and Tug Boats (29.9). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Marshall Islands observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of Marshall Islands according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Machines for additive manufacturing (1.09), Magnesium; articles thereof, including waste and scrap (0.86), Yachts and other vessels; for pleasure or sports, rowing boats and canoes (0.24), Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled products, width 600mm or more, clad, plated... (0.21), and Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled flooring... (0.072). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Marshall Islands according to the relatedness index, were Crustaceans (0.029), Crude Petroleum (0.027), Scrap Vessels (0.027), Cocoa Beans (0.027), and Fish oil (0.027). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Marshall Islands is not specialized in.

Product Space

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

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

Relatedness Space (2022)

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.

Diversification Frontier

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