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8501 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Electric Motors. In 2020, Electric Motors were the world's 58th most traded product, with a total trade of $53.6B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Electric Motors decreased by -5.75%, from $56.9B to $53.6B. Trade in Electric Motors represent 0.32% of total world trade.

Electric Motors are a part of Electrical machinery and electronics. They include Electric motors of an output < 37.5 watts, DC motors, DC generators, of an output < 750 watts, AC motors, multi-phase, of an output 0.75-75 kW, AC motors, single-phase, nes, AC motors, multi-phase, of an output > 75 kW, AC generators, of an output > 750 kVA, AC motors, multi-phase, of an output < 750 Watts, Universal AC/DC motors of an output < 37.5 watts, DC motors, DC generators, of an output 0.75-75 kW, and AC generators, of an output < 75 kVA, among others.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Electric Motors  were China ($12.3B), Germany ($7.29B), United States ($4.01B), Mexico ($3.37B), and Japan ($3.09B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Electric Motors were United States ($9.02B), Germany ($5.24B), China ($3.57B), Mexico ($2.13B), and South Korea ($1.86B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Electric Motors was 6.29%, making it the 675th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Electric Motors ranks 262nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Electric motors and generators are used to power many different kinds of machines. They can be made from a variety of materials, including copper, iron, steel, aluminum, and plastic.

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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, $12.3B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $9.02B

Electric Motors are the world's 58th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Electric Motors were China ($12.3B), Germany ($7.29B), United States ($4.01B), Mexico ($3.37B), and Japan ($3.09B).

In 2020, the top importers of Electric Motors were United States ($9.02B), Germany ($5.24B), China ($3.57B), Mexico ($2.13B), and South Korea ($1.86B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Hungary, $269M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $440M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Electric Motors grew the fastest in Hungary ($269M), Philippines ($258M), Vietnam ($104M), Russia ($91.8M), and Turkey ($30.9M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Electric Motors were China ($440M), South Korea ($302M), Vietnam ($193M), Slovakia ($156M), and Bangladesh ($120M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Electric Motors.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.37. This means that most of the exports of Electric Motors are explained by 20 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $8.71B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $5.01B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Electric Motors. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Electric Motors during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Electric Motors were China ($8.71B), Germany ($2.05B), Japan ($1.47B), Mexico ($1.24B), and Hungary ($998M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Electric Motors were United States ($5.01B), Canada ($1.02B), Hong Kong ($761M), Malaysia ($680M), and Netherlands ($654M).

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In 2020, the world most traded Electric Motors, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Electric motors of an output <... ($12.5B), DC motors, DC generators, of an... ($11.1B), AC motors, multi-phase, of an output... ($7.32B), AC motors, single-phase, nes ($5.49B), and AC motors, multi-phase, of an output... ($4.86B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Electric Motors.
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Product Complexity

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Specialization

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.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Electric Motors to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.