Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (chemically defined or not); halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated, nitrosated derivative

2909 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Ethers. In 2021, Ethers were the world's 270th most traded product, with a total trade of $14.9B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Ethers grew by 43.8%, from $10.3B to $14.9B. Trade in Ethers represent 0.071% 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, 2,2'-oxydiethanol(diethylene glycol), Aromatic ethers, derivatives, 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 2021 the top exporters of Ethers  were United States ($2.98B), Saudi Arabia ($1.8B), Netherlands ($1.62B), Germany ($1.49B), and China ($1.18B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Ethers were Japan ($1.61B), China ($1.55B), Netherlands ($900M), Singapore ($824M), and United States ($762M).

Ranking Ethers ranks 528th 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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* 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)United States$2.98B
Top Destination (2021)Japan$1.61B

In 2021 Ethers were the world's 270th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Ethers were United States ($2.98B), Saudi Arabia ($1.8B), Netherlands ($1.62B), Germany ($1.49B), and China ($1.18B).

In 2021, the top importers of Ethers were Japan ($1.61B), China ($1.55B), Netherlands ($900M), Singapore ($824M), and United States ($762M).

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Exporters of Ethers (2021)
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Importers of Ethers (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$844M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Japan$430M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Ethers grew the fastest in United States ($844M), Netherlands ($695M), Germany ($471M), Saudi Arabia ($344M), and Belgium ($310M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Ethers were Japan ($430M), Mexico ($350M), Belgium ($349M), China ($340M), and Netherlands ($314M).

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Exporters of Ethers (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Ethers (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.06. This means that most of the exports of Ethers are explained by 16 countries.

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Value of Exports in Ethers

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)United States$2.22B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Japan$1.28B

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 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Ethers were United States ($2.22B), Saudi Arabia ($1.75B), Germany ($813M), Netherlands ($720M), and India ($343M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Ethers were Japan ($1.28B), Mexico ($753M), Singapore ($637M), Italy ($523M), and China ($379M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Ethers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Acyclic ethers nes, derivatives of acyclic... ($7.1B), Ether-alcohols nes, derivatives of ether-alcohols ($2.66B), Monobutyl ethers of ethylene and diethylene... ($1.57B), 2,2'-oxydiethanol(diethylene glycol) ($1.26B), and Aromatic ethers, derivatives ($937M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Ethers (2021)
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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.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Ethers 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 Ethers 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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