Knives; with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading no. 8208, and blades therefore

8211 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Knives. In 2022, Knives were the world's 633rd most traded product, with a total trade of $3.66B. Between 2021 and 2022 the exports of Knives decreased by -2.8%, from $3.77B to $3.66B. Trade in Knives represent 0.015% of total world trade.

Knives are a part of Tools & cutlery. They include Butcher's knives, hunting knives etc, Pocket/pen/other knives with folding blades, Sets of different knives, cutlery sets, Table knives, and Blades for knives for hand use.

Exports In 2022 the top exporters of Knives  were China ($1.87B), Germany ($359M), Japan ($187M), Switzerland ($164M), and United States ($123M).

Imports In 2022 the top importers of Knives were United States ($1.01B), Germany ($291M), France ($180M), Netherlands ($168M), and Canada ($148M).

Ranking Knives ranks 181st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Knives with cutting blades are used to cut and slice food. They can be made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, carbon steel, ceramic, and other materials.

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* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2022)China$1.87B
Top Destination (2022)United States$1.01B

In 2022 Knives were the world's 633rd most traded product (out of 1,218).

In 2022, the top exporters of Knives were China ($1.87B), Germany ($359M), Japan ($187M), Switzerland ($164M), and United States ($123M).

In 2022, the top importers of Knives were United States ($1.01B), Germany ($291M), France ($180M), Netherlands ($168M), and Canada ($148M).

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Exporters of Knives (2022)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2021 -  2022)Vietnam$34.5M
Top Destination Growth (2021 -  2022)France$37.4M

Between 2021 and 2022, the exports of Knives grew the fastest in Vietnam ($34.5M), Chinese Taipei ($24.6M), United States ($23.9M), Netherlands ($7.29M), and France ($6.1M).

Between 2021 and 2022, the fastest growing importers of Knives were France ($37.4M), United Arab Emirates ($15.3M), Italy ($12M), Netherlands ($11.1M), and Spain ($7.66M).

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Exporters of Knives (2021 - 2022)

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Market Concentration

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

In 2022, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.14. This means that most of the exports of Knives are explained by 8 countries.

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Value of Exports in Knives

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2022)China$1.84B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2022)United States$885M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Knives. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Knives during 2022.

In 2022, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Knives were China ($1.84B), Japan ($128M), Switzerland ($126M), Chinese Taipei ($83.4M), and Germany ($68.3M).

In 2022, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Knives were United States ($885M), Canada ($136M), France ($103M), Australia ($73.9M), and United Kingdom ($72.8M).

Net Trade (2022)

Disaggregation

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In 2022, the world most traded Knives, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Butcher's knives, hunting knives etc ($1.51B), Pocket/pen/other knives with folding blades ($829M), Sets of different knives, cutlery sets ($674M), Table knives ($418M), and Blades for knives for hand use ($235M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Knives (2022)
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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 Knives.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Knives 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 (2022)

Country by Relatedness

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

Relative Relatedness by Country (2022)

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