HS Icon Packaged Medicaments

Medicaments; (not goods of heading no. 3002, 3005 or 3006) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic use, put up in measured doses (incl. those in the form of transdermal admin. systems) or packed for retail sale

3004 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Packaged Medicaments. In 2021, Packaged Medicaments were the world's 8th most traded product, with a total trade of $433B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Packaged Medicaments grew by 5.15%, from $411B to $433B. Trade in Packaged Medicaments represent 2.06% of total world trade.

Packaged Medicaments are a part of Pharmaceutical products. They include Medicaments nes, in dosage, Hormones nes, except contraceptives, in dosage, Antibiotics nes, in dosage, Insulin, in dosage, Adrenal cortical hormones, in dosage, Vitamins, derivatives,in dosage, Alkaloids, derivs, no antibiotics, hormones, in dosag, and Penicillins and streptomycins, derivs, in dosage.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Packaged Medicaments  were Germany ($64.6B), Switzerland ($48.5B), Ireland ($32.8B), United States ($31.4B), and France ($27.2B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Packaged Medicaments were United States ($86.3B), Germany ($32.3B), Switzerland ($28.4B), China ($19.9B), and Belgium ($19.8B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Packaged Medicaments was 3.94%, making it the 1021st lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Packaged Medicaments ranks 302nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Medicaments consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses "incl. those for transdermal administration" or in forms or packings for retail sale are used to treat or prevent a disease or condition.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Packaged Medicaments. 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 (2021): Germany, $64.6B

Top Destination (2021): United States, $86.3B

Packaged Medicaments are the world's 8th most traded product.

In 2021, the top exporters of Packaged Medicaments were Germany ($64.6B), Switzerland ($48.5B), Ireland ($32.8B), United States ($31.4B), and France ($27.2B).

In 2021, the top importers of Packaged Medicaments were United States ($86.3B), Germany ($32.3B), Switzerland ($28.4B), China ($19.9B), and Belgium ($19.8B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021): United States, $5.26B

Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021): Belgium, $2.61B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Packaged Medicaments grew the fastest in United States ($5.26B), Germany ($3.74B), Greece ($2.66B), Switzerland ($2.26B), and Denmark ($1.74B).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Packaged Medicaments were Belgium ($2.61B), United States ($1.92B), Netherlands ($1.86B), Switzerland ($1.85B), and Russia ($1.61B).

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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 Packaged Medicaments.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.49. This means that most of the exports of Packaged Medicaments are explained by 22 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2021): Germany, $32.4B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2021): United States, $54.9B

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Packaged Medicaments were Germany ($32.4B), Ireland ($28B), Switzerland ($20.1B), India ($17.8B), and Denmark ($12.1B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Packaged Medicaments were United States ($54.9B), China ($14.8B), Japan ($8.38B), Russia ($7.89B), and Australia ($3.93B).

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Packaged Medicaments, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Medicaments nes, in dosage ($343B), Hormones nes, except contraceptives, in dosage ($40B), Antibiotics nes, in dosage ($15.1B), Insulin, in dosage ($11.5B), and Adrenal cortical hormones, in dosage ($9.89B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Packaged Medicaments.
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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 Packaged Medicaments to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.