Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Buttons. In 2020, Buttons were the world's 813th most traded product, with a total trade of $1.37B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Buttons N/A by N/A, from $1.73B to $1.37B. Trade in Buttons represent 0.0082% of total world trade.

Buttons are a part of Miscellaneous manufactured articles.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Buttons  were China ($493M), Hong Kong ($155M), Italy ($121M), Japan ($102M), and Germany ($83.1M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Buttons were Vietnam ($136M), Hong Kong ($134M), Bangladesh ($133M), India ($67.7M), and China ($50.8M).

Ranking Buttons ranks 513th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).


The following visualization shows the latest trends on Buttons. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $493M

Top Destination (2020): Vietnam, $136M

Buttons are the world's 813th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Buttons were China ($493M), Hong Kong ($155M), Italy ($121M), Japan ($102M), and Germany ($83.1M).

In 2020, the top importers of Buttons were Vietnam ($136M), Hong Kong ($134M), Bangladesh ($133M), India ($67.7M), and China ($50.8M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country


Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): South Korea, $4.18M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Philippines, $2.01M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Buttons grew the fastest in South Korea ($4.18M), Thailand ($2.38M), Belgium ($1.38M), Switzerland ($646k), and Israel ($513k).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Buttons were Philippines ($2.01M), Qatar ($889k), Malawi ($781k), Yemen ($593k), and Singapore ($577k).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share


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

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.64. This means that most of the exports of Buttons are explained by 12 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $442M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Bangladesh, $132M

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 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Buttons were China ($442M), Italy ($94M), Japan ($80.2M), Germany ($47.2M), and Chinese Taipei ($39M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Buttons were Bangladesh ($132M), Vietnam ($121M), India ($51.7M), Morocco ($47.2M), and Cambodia ($44.7M).


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In 2020, the world most traded Buttons, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Press-fasteners and press-studs, parts ($457M), Buttons of plastics ($340M), Buttons of metal ($328M), Buttons, nes ($167M), and Button moulds and parts ($78.4M)

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Buttons.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Buttons in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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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.