Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Ethers. In 2020, Ethers were the world's 306th most traded product, with a total trade of $10.3B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Ethers decreased by -21.9%, from $13.2B to $10.3B. Trade in Ethers represent 0.062% of total world trade.

Ethers are a part of Organic chemicals. They include Acyclic ethers nes, derivatives of acyclic ethers, Ether-alcohols nes, derivatives of ether-alcohols, Monobutyl ethers of ethylene and diethylene glycol, Aromatic ethers, derivatives, 2,2'-oxydiethanol(diethylene glycol), Alcohol, ether, ketone peroxides, derivatives, Monoalkyl ethers of ethylene, diethylene glycol, nes, Ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols and derivatives, Cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic ethers and derivs, and Diethyl ether, among others.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Ethers  were United States ($2.15B), Saudi Arabia ($1.44B), Germany ($1.02B), China ($942M), and Netherlands ($924M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Ethers were China ($1.21B), Japan ($1.18B), Singapore ($648M), United States ($608M), and Netherlands ($585M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Ethers was 4.01%, making it the 1009th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Ethers are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Comoros (18.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking Ethers ranks 557th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Ethers are typically used as solvents, while ether-alcohols are used in the production of pharmaceuticals. Ether-phenols are used in the production of dyes and synthetic resins. Ether-alcohol-phenols are used in the production of pesticides. Alcohol peroxides are used in the production of esters, ethers, and phenols. Ether peroxides are used in the production of esters, ethers, and phenols. Ketone peroxides are used in the production of esters, ethers, and phenols. Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives are used in the production of pesticides.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Ethers. 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): United States, $2.15B

Top Destination (2020): China, $1.21B

Ethers are the world's 306th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Ethers were United States ($2.15B), Saudi Arabia ($1.44B), Germany ($1.02B), China ($942M), and Netherlands ($924M).

In 2020, the top importers of Ethers were China ($1.21B), Japan ($1.18B), Singapore ($648M), United States ($608M), and Netherlands ($585M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): United Kingdom, $19.3M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Oman, $73.5M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Ethers grew the fastest in United Kingdom ($19.3M), Iran ($11.3M), Slovakia ($2.42M), Switzerland ($2.42M), and Ireland ($1.99M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Ethers were Oman ($73.5M), Belize ($17.5M), Slovakia ($8.93M), Australia ($5.41M), and Russia ($4.57M).

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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 Ethers.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4. This means that most of the exports of Ethers are explained by 16 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): United States, $1.54B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Japan, $861M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Ethers were United States ($1.54B), Saudi Arabia ($1.4B), Germany ($620M), Netherlands ($338M), and India ($237M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Ethers were Japan ($861M), Singapore ($461M), Mexico ($406M), Italy ($368M), and China ($272M).

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In 2019, the world most traded Ethers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Acyclic ethers nes, derivatives of acyclic... ($4.92B), Ether-alcohols nes, derivatives of ether-alcohols ($1.7B), Monobutyl ethers of ethylene and diethylene... ($917M), Aromatic ethers, derivatives ($879M), and 2,2'-oxydiethanol(diethylene glycol) ($745M)

Country Comparison

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

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Ethers was 4.01%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Ethers were Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Comoros (18.9%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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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 Ethers to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.