Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; cheque forms; banknotes, stock, share or bond certificates and the like of similar title

4907 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps. In 2021, Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were the world's 649th most traded product, with a total trade of $3.13B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps decreased by -28.3%, from $4.36B to $3.13B. Trade in Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps represent 0.015% of total world trade.

Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps are a part of Books, newspapers, & other prints. They include Postage Stamps, Checks, Banknotes, stocks, bond certificates and similar documents.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps  were Switzerland ($566M), Malta ($306M), Germany ($222M), Egypt ($186M), and United Kingdom ($185M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were South Africa ($546M), China ($255M), Philippines ($218M), Bahrain ($179M), and Angola ($144M).

Ranking Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps ranks 838th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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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)Switzerland$566M
Top Destination (2021)South Africa$546M

In 2021 Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were the world's 649th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were Switzerland ($566M), Malta ($306M), Germany ($222M), Egypt ($186M), and United Kingdom ($185M).

In 2021, the top importers of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were South Africa ($546M), China ($255M), Philippines ($218M), Bahrain ($179M), and Angola ($144M).

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Exporters of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Singapore$75.2M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Pakistan$118M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps grew the fastest in Singapore ($75.2M), Egypt ($65.2M), Finland ($56.2M), Canada ($52.4M), and United Arab Emirates ($50.6M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were Pakistan ($118M), Bahrain ($108M), China ($104M), Philippines ($91.2M), and South Africa ($76.4M).

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Exporters of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.7. This means that most of the exports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps are explained by 25 countries.

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Value of Exports in Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Switzerland$521M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)South Africa$544M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were Switzerland ($521M), Malta ($305M), Egypt ($186M), United Kingdom ($153M), and Germany ($141M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps were South Africa ($544M), Philippines ($216M), China ($165M), Angola ($144M), and Pakistan ($121M).

Net Trade (2021)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps 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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