Wadding, gauze, bandages (dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or in forms or packings for retail sale, for medical, surgical or veterinary use

3005 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Bandages. In 2021, Bandages were the world's 379th most traded product, with a total trade of $9.22B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Bandages grew by 12%, from $8.23B to $9.22B. Trade in Bandages represent 0.044% of total world trade.

Bandages are a part of Pharmaceutical products. They include Medical dressings etc except those with adhesive laye and Medical dressings etc. having an adhesive layer.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Bandages  were China ($2.31B), United States ($934M), Germany ($875M), United Kingdom ($675M), and Netherlands ($468M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Bandages were United States ($1.59B), Germany ($853M), Netherlands ($529M), France ($511M), and Mexico ($372M).

Ranking Bandages ranks 198th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Wadding is a material used to absorb liquids and is often used as a dressing or padding. Gauze is a thin, woven fabric that is used to cover wounds and dressings. Bandages are pieces of cloth or paper that are used to bind wounds or injuries.

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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$2.31B
Top Destination (2021)United States$1.59B

In 2021 Bandages were the world's 379th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Bandages were China ($2.31B), United States ($934M), Germany ($875M), United Kingdom ($675M), and Netherlands ($468M).

In 2021, the top importers of Bandages were United States ($1.59B), Germany ($853M), Netherlands ($529M), France ($511M), and Mexico ($372M).

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Exporters of Bandages (2021)
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Importers of Bandages (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Netherlands$143M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$197M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Bandages grew the fastest in Netherlands ($143M), United States ($137M), China ($109M), Germany ($77.4M), and Hungary ($69.3M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Bandages were United States ($197M), Netherlands ($132M), South Korea ($75M), China ($73.4M), and Mexico ($61.9M).

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Exporters of Bandages (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Bandages (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Bandages.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.29. This means that most of the exports of Bandages are explained by 19 countries.

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Value of Exports in Bandages

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)China$1.98B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$660M

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Bandages were China ($1.98B), United Kingdom ($314M), Hungary ($218M), Czechia ($210M), and Finland ($177M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Bandages were United States ($660M), France ($188M), Mexico ($185M), Canada ($177M), and Australia ($171M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Bandages, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Medical dressings etc except those with... ($4.71B) and Medical dressings etc. having an adhesive... ($4.51B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Bandages (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 Bandages.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Bandages 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 Bandages 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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