Ball or roller bearings

8482 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Ball Bearings. In 2021, Ball Bearings were the world's 127th most traded product, with a total trade of $35.3B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Ball Bearings grew by 26.1%, from $28B to $35.3B. Trade in Ball Bearings represent 0.17% of total world trade.

Ball Bearings are a part of Machinery, mechanical appliances, & parts. They include Bearings, ball, Bearings, tapered roller, including assemblies, Bearing parts, nes, Bearings, cylindrical roller, nes, Bearings, spherical roller, Bearings, ball or roller, nes, including combinations, Balls, needles and rollers for bearings, and Bearings, needle roller.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Ball Bearings  were China ($6.76B), Germany ($5.38B), Japan ($4.75B), United States ($2.13B), and France ($1.72B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Ball Bearings were Germany ($4.55B), China ($3.86B), United States ($3.49B), France ($1.45B), and Italy ($1.42B).

Ranking Ball Bearings ranks 136th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Ball or roller bearings are used in the production of other goods. They can be made from a variety of materials, including steel, bronze, and plastic.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)China$6.76B
Top Destination (2021)Germany$4.55B

In 2021 Ball Bearings were the world's 127th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Ball Bearings were China ($6.76B), Germany ($5.38B), Japan ($4.75B), United States ($2.13B), and France ($1.72B).

In 2021, the top importers of Ball Bearings were Germany ($4.55B), China ($3.86B), United States ($3.49B), France ($1.45B), and Italy ($1.42B).

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Exporters of Ball Bearings (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$2.03B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Germany$958M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Ball Bearings grew the fastest in China ($2.03B), Japan ($1.14B), Germany ($722M), Italy ($349M), and India ($300M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Ball Bearings were Germany ($958M), United States ($787M), China ($540M), India ($460M), and Italy ($368M).

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Exporters of Ball Bearings (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Ball Bearings (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Ball Bearings.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.23. This means that most of the exports of Ball Bearings are explained by 18 countries.

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Value of Exports in Ball Bearings

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Japan$4B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$1.35B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Ball Bearings. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Ball Bearings during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Ball Bearings were Japan ($4B), China ($2.9B), Germany ($824M), Romania ($735M), and Slovakia ($455M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Ball Bearings were United States ($1.35B), Mexico ($1.07B), Brazil ($738M), Belgium ($564M), and India ($497M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Ball Bearings, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Bearings, ball ($15B), Bearing parts, nes ($5.27B), Bearings, tapered roller, including assemblies ($5.11B), Bearings, cylindrical roller, nes ($3.22B), and Bearings, spherical roller ($2.16B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Ball Bearings (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Ball Bearings.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Ball Bearings by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. 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 potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Ball Bearings to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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