Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining; industrial fatty alcohols

3823 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols. In 2021, Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were the world's 43rd most traded product, with a total trade of $78.5B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols grew by 39.7%, from $56.2B to $78.5B. Trade in Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols represent 0.37% of total world trade.

Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols are a part of Chemical products n.e.s.. They include Chemical industry products, preparations, mixtures ne, Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes, Non-refractory mortars and concretes, Non-agglomerated metal carbides, Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores, Sorbitol except D-glucitol, and Naphthenic acids, water-insoluble salts & esters.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols  were Germany ($10.3B), Netherlands ($9.58B), China ($8.35B), United States ($7.36B), and Japan ($4.86B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were Netherlands ($10.2B), Germany ($5.69B), Belgium ($5.49B), United States ($5B), and China ($4.97B).

Ranking Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols ranks 424th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids are used in the production of soap, in the manufacture of various types of plastics, and in the production of detergents. Acid oils from refining are used in the manufacture of synthetic detergents, and industrial fatty alcohols are used as solvents.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Germany$10.3B
Top Destination (2021)Netherlands$10.2B

In 2021 Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were the world's 43rd most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were Germany ($10.3B), Netherlands ($9.58B), China ($8.35B), United States ($7.36B), and Japan ($4.86B).

In 2021, the top importers of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were Netherlands ($10.2B), Germany ($5.69B), Belgium ($5.49B), United States ($5B), and China ($4.97B).

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Exporters of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Netherlands$3.57B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Netherlands$4.43B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols grew the fastest in Netherlands ($3.57B), Germany ($2.5B), China ($2.48B), Spain ($1.41B), and Belgium ($1.39B).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were Netherlands ($4.43B), Belgium ($2.5B), France ($1.37B), China ($1.34B), and United States ($1.19B).

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Exporters of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols (2020 - 2021)

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.54. This means that most of the exports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols are explained by 23 countries.

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Value of Exports in Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Germany$4.59B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Mexico$1.78B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were Germany ($4.59B), Japan ($3.41B), China ($3.39B), United States ($2.37B), and Ireland ($2.13B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols were Mexico ($1.78B), Belgium ($1.21B), India ($1.04B), Poland ($1.02B), and Italy ($658M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Chemical industry products, preparations, mixtures ne ($73.9B), Prepared additives for cements, mortars or... ($1.84B), Non-refractory mortars and concretes ($1.35B), Non-agglomerated metal carbides ($610M), and Prepared binders for foundry moulds or... ($460M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols (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 Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols 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 (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Industrial Fatty Acids, Oils and Alcohols 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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