Buttons, press-fasteners, snap-fasteners and press-studs, button moulds and other parts of these articles; button blanks

9606 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Buttons. In 2021, Buttons were the world's 787th most traded product, with a total trade of $1.78B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Buttons grew by 29.8%, from $1.37B to $1.78B. Trade in Buttons represent 0.0085% of total world trade.

Buttons are a part of Misc. manufactures. They include Buttons of plastics, Press-fasteners and press-studs, parts, Buttons of metal, Buttons, nes, and Button moulds and parts.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Buttons  were China ($697M), Hong Kong ($194M), Italy ($160M), Japan ($133M), and Germany ($86.4M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Buttons were Bangladesh ($183M), Hong Kong ($170M), Vietnam ($154M), India ($97.7M), and Morocco ($87.1M).

Ranking Buttons ranks 443rd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Buttons are used to fasten clothing, and can be made from a variety of materials. They can also be used as decorations on other products. Press-fasteners, snap-fasteners, and press studs are all types of buttons that are used in the production of other goods. Button moulds are used to make buttons.

Latest Data

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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$697M
Top Destination (2021)Bangladesh$183M

In 2021 Buttons were the world's 787th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Buttons were China ($697M), Hong Kong ($194M), Italy ($160M), Japan ($133M), and Germany ($86.4M).

In 2021, the top importers of Buttons were Bangladesh ($183M), Hong Kong ($170M), Vietnam ($154M), India ($97.7M), and Morocco ($87.1M).

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Exporters of Buttons (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$201M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Bangladesh$49.3M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Buttons grew the fastest in China ($201M), Hong Kong ($41.6M), Italy ($37.5M), Japan ($31.7M), and Spain ($24.3M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Buttons were Bangladesh ($49.3M), Hong Kong ($36.9M), Morocco ($35.3M), India ($30.1M), and China ($27.3M).

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Exporters of Buttons (2020 - 2021)

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Market Concentration

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

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.52. This means that most of the exports of Buttons are explained by 11 countries.

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Value of Exports in Buttons

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)China$619M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Bangladesh$182M

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Buttons were China ($619M), Italy ($118M), Japan ($111M), Germany ($48.2M), and Chinese Taipei ($45.6M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Buttons were Bangladesh ($182M), Vietnam ($133M), Morocco ($84.9M), India ($77.8M), and Cambodia ($55.5M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Buttons, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Press-fasteners and press-studs, parts ($593M), Buttons of metal ($461M), Buttons of plastics ($423M), Buttons, nes ($197M), and Button moulds and parts ($107M)

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