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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of LCDs. In 2021, LCDs were the world's 74th most traded product, with a total trade of $58.3B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of LCDs grew by 19.5%, from $48.7B to $58.3B. Trade in LCDs represent 0.28% of total world trade.

LCDs are a part of Optical, photo, & film equipment; medical instruments. They include Optical devices, appliances and instruments, nes, Parts and accessories of optical appliances nes, Lasers, other than laser diodes, and Telescopes for arms/other equipment, periscopes.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of LCDs  were China ($25.9B), Chinese Taipei ($9.02B), South Korea ($5.34B), Japan ($3.49B), and Germany ($3B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of LCDs were China ($16.8B), Hong Kong ($7.02B), Mexico ($6.66B), United States ($3.83B), and Vietnam ($2.83B).

Ranking LCDs ranks 38th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Liquid crystal devices are used in the production of other goods. They can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, plastic, and metal.

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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)China$25.9B
Top Destination (2021)China$16.8B

In 2021 LCDs were the world's 74th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of LCDs were China ($25.9B), Chinese Taipei ($9.02B), South Korea ($5.34B), Japan ($3.49B), and Germany ($3B).

In 2021, the top importers of LCDs were China ($16.8B), Hong Kong ($7.02B), Mexico ($6.66B), United States ($3.83B), and Vietnam ($2.83B).

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

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$7.1B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Mexico$2.89B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of LCDs grew the fastest in China ($7.1B), Chinese Taipei ($1.72B), Germany ($581M), Vietnam ($541M), and Hong Kong ($167M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of LCDs were Mexico ($2.89B), Hong Kong ($1.16B), Hungary ($720M), Poland ($645M), and India ($511M).

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Exporters of LCDs (2020 - 2021)

Importers of LCDs (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.96. This means that most of the exports of LCDs are explained by 7 countries.

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Value of Exports in LCDs

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)China$9.12B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Mexico$6.17B

This map shows which countries export or import more of LCDs. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of LCDs during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of LCDs were China ($9.12B), Chinese Taipei ($7.4B), South Korea ($4.04B), Japan ($1.96B), and Germany ($1.65B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of LCDs were Mexico ($6.17B), Hong Kong ($4.93B), Vietnam ($2.17B), Poland ($1.56B), and Hungary ($1.21B).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded LCDs, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Optical devices, appliances and instruments, nes ($43.2B), Lasers, other than laser diodes ($8.12B), Parts and accessories of optical appliances... ($5.58B), and Telescopes for arms/other equipment, periscopes ($1.34B)

HS6 Disaggregation for LCDs (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 LCDs.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import LCDs in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of LCDs 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 LCDs 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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