HS Icon Knit Socks and Hosiery

Hosiery; panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted

6115 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Knit Socks and Hosiery. In 2020, Knit Socks and Hosiery were the world's 269th most traded product, with a total trade of $11.8B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Knit Socks and Hosiery decreased by -16.3%, from $14.1B to $11.8B. Trade in Knit Socks and Hosiery represent 0.07% of total world trade.

Knit Socks and Hosiery are a part of Apparel and clothing accessories; knitted or crocheted. They include Hosiery nes, of cotton, knit, Hosiery nes, synthetic fibres, knit, Panty hose etc, synthetic fibre yarn <67 dtex/sy, kni, Panty hose etc of materials nes, knit, Panty hose etc, synthetic fibre yarn >67 dtex/sy, kni, Hosiery nes, of materials nes, knit, Womens full, kneelength hosiery, yarn <67 dtex/sy,kni, and Hosiery nes, of wool or fine animal hair, knit.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Knit Socks and Hosiery  were China ($4.74B), Turkey ($1.07B), Italy ($671M), Germany ($624M), and Netherlands ($449M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Knit Socks and Hosiery were United States ($2.16B), Germany ($1.26B), Japan ($704M), United Kingdom ($664M), and France ($599M).

Ranking Knit Socks and Hosiery ranks 789th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Pantyhose are a type of hosiery that is used to cover the legs. They can be made from many different materials, including cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex. Tights are a type of pantyhose that is tighter than regular pantyhose. Stockings are also a type of hosiery that covers the leg. Socks are a type of hosiery that covers the foot. Graduated compression hosiery is used to treat varicose veins in the legs.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $4.74B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $2.16B

Knit Socks and Hosiery are the world's 269th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Knit Socks and Hosiery were China ($4.74B), Turkey ($1.07B), Italy ($671M), Germany ($624M), and Netherlands ($449M).

In 2020, the top importers of Knit Socks and Hosiery were United States ($2.16B), Germany ($1.26B), Japan ($704M), United Kingdom ($664M), and France ($599M).

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Bosnia and Herzegovina, $14.9M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Bosnia and Herzegovina, $22.6M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Knit Socks and Hosiery grew the fastest in Bosnia and Herzegovina ($14.9M), Poland ($14M), Netherlands ($10.3M), Belgium ($9.64M), and Uzbekistan ($9.31M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Knit Socks and Hosiery were Bosnia and Herzegovina ($22.6M), Croatia ($19M), Switzerland ($13.3M), Slovakia ($4.48M), and Iran ($2.36M).

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Knit Socks and Hosiery.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.93. This means that most of the exports of Knit Socks and Hosiery are explained by 15 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $4.67B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $2.01B

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Knit Socks and Hosiery were China ($4.67B), Turkey ($1.06B), Pakistan ($412M), Italy ($291M), and Serbia ($177M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Knit Socks and Hosiery were United States ($2.01B), Japan ($682M), Germany ($635M), United Kingdom ($552M), and Russia ($540M).

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Value

In 2020, the world most traded Knit Socks and Hosiery, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Hosiery nes, of cotton, knit ($4.89B), Hosiery nes, synthetic fibres, knit ($3.54B), Panty hose etc, synthetic fibre yarn... ($1.08B), Hosiery nes, of materials nes, knit ($821M), and Panty hose etc of materials nes,... ($611M)

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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.

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