Cargo containers designed for carriage

860900 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Cargo containers. In 2022, Cargo containers were the world's 443rd most traded product, with a total trade of $9.13B. Between 2021 and 2022 the exports of Cargo containers decreased by -1.47%, from $9.27B to $9.13B. Trade in Cargo containers represent 0.039% of total world trade.

Cargo containers are a part of Railway Cargo Containers.

Exports In 2022 the top exporters of Cargo containers  were China ($5.8B), United States ($413M), Poland ($287M), Netherlands ($219M), and France ($177M).

Imports In 2022 the top importers of Cargo containers were United States ($2.3B), Russia ($606M), Netherlands ($544M), France ($544M), and Germany ($496M).

Ranking Cargo containers ranks 4312th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Cargo containers are used by many different industries for shipping goods. They are typically made from corrugated steel and are designed to fit in standard shipping containers. The most common uses are shipping containers for shipping goods across the ocean.

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* 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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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2022)China$5.8B
Top Destination (2022)United States$2.3B

In 2022 Cargo containers were the world's 443rd most traded product (out of 4,648).

In 2022, the top exporters of Cargo containers were China ($5.8B), United States ($413M), Poland ($287M), Netherlands ($219M), and France ($177M).

In 2022, the top importers of Cargo containers were United States ($2.3B), Russia ($606M), Netherlands ($544M), France ($544M), and Germany ($496M).

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Exporters of Cargo containers (2022)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2021 -  2022)Thailand$71.6M
Top Destination Growth (2021 -  2022)United States$1.25B

Between 2021 and 2022, the exports of Cargo containers grew the fastest in Thailand ($71.6M), Italy ($62.8M), United Kingdom ($44.9M), Poland ($38.7M), and South Africa ($35.9M).

Between 2021 and 2022, the fastest growing importers of Cargo containers were United States ($1.25B), Russia ($378M), France ($94.6M), United Arab Emirates ($60M), and Indonesia ($50.9M).

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Exporters of Cargo containers (2021 - 2022)

Importers of Cargo containers (2021 - 2022)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Cargo containers.

In 2022, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.78. This means that most of the exports of Cargo containers are explained by 6 countries.

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Value of Exports in Cargo containers

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2022)China$5.66B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2022)United States$1.89B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Cargo containers. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Cargo containers during 2022.

In 2022, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Cargo containers were China ($5.66B), Poland ($234M), Slovakia ($116M), South Africa ($113M), and Italy ($63.6M).

In 2022, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Cargo containers were United States ($1.89B), Russia ($582M), France ($367M), Germany ($335M), and Netherlands ($325M).

Net Trade (2022)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Cargo containers.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Cargo containers 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 (2022)

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