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Moulding boxes for metal foundry, moulding patterns, moulds for metals (excluding ingot moulds), metal carbides, glass, mineral materials, rubber or plastics

8480 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Metal Molds. In 2020, Metal Molds were the world's 202nd most traded product, with a total trade of $17.4B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Metal Molds decreased by -9.71%, from $19.2B to $17.4B. Trade in Metal Molds represent 0.1% of total world trade.

Metal Molds are a part of Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof. They include Moulds, injection & compression, for rubber or plasti, Moulds for rubber or plastic, nes, Moulds, injection or compression, for metals/carbides, Moulds for metal or metal carbides, nes, Moulds for mineral materials, Moulds for glass, Patterns, moulding, Bases, moulding, and Boxes, moulding, for metal foundry.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Metal Molds  were China ($4.95B), South Korea ($1.72B), Germany ($1.36B), Italy ($1.18B), and Japan ($1.03B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Metal Molds were United States ($2.49B), Mexico ($1.44B), Germany ($1.43B), China ($787M), and Japan ($773M).

Ranking Metal Molds ranks 60th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Moulding boxes are used to hold and protect moulds while they are being made. Mould bases are used to support the molds during the manufacturing process. Mould patterns are used to create moulds that can be reused over and over again. Moulds for metal, metal carbides, glass, mineral materials, rubber or plastics are used in the production of other goods.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Metal Molds. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $4.95B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $2.49B

Metal Molds are the world's 202nd most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Metal Molds were China ($4.95B), South Korea ($1.72B), Germany ($1.36B), Italy ($1.18B), and Japan ($1.03B).

In 2020, the top importers of Metal Molds were United States ($2.49B), Mexico ($1.44B), Germany ($1.43B), China ($787M), and Japan ($773M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Thailand, $13.2M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): South Africa, $62M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Metal Molds grew the fastest in Thailand ($13.2M), Denmark ($10.2M), Luxembourg ($9.97M), United Kingdom ($9.36M), and Indonesia ($8.22M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Metal Molds were South Africa ($62M), Vietnam ($29.7M), Switzerland ($18.9M), Ireland ($15M), and Canada ($14.4M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Metal Molds.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.09. This means that most of the exports of Metal Molds are explained by 16 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $4.16B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $1.6B

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Metal Molds were China ($4.16B), South Korea ($1.59B), Italy ($820M), Canada ($687M), and Portugal ($422M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Metal Molds were United States ($1.6B), Mexico ($1.23B), Vietnam ($555M), India ($448M), and Thailand ($394M).

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In 2020, the world most traded Metal Molds, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Moulds, injection & compression, for rubber... ($11.4B), Moulds for rubber or plastic, nes ($2.11B), Moulds, injection or compression, for metals/carbides ($1.15B), Moulds for mineral materials ($899M), and Moulds for metal or metal carbides,... ($628M)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Metal Molds.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Metal Molds in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

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.

Country by Relatedness

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