Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Petroleum Jelly. In 2021, Petroleum Jelly were the world's 554th most traded product, with a total trade of $4.67B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Petroleum Jelly grew by 55.9%, from $2.99B to $4.67B. Trade in Petroleum Jelly represent 0.00022% of total world trade.
Petroleum Jelly are a part of Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation. They include Mineral waxes nes, Paraffin wax containing <0.75% oil, and Petroleum jelly.
Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Petroleum Jelly were China ($1.01B), Saudi Arabia ($398M), United States ($386M), Germany ($382M), and Netherlands ($245M).
Imports In 2021 the top importers of Petroleum Jelly were United States ($477M), Germany ($368M), Poland ($341M), China ($330M), and Mexico ($307M).
Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Petroleum Jelly was 4.89%, making it the 846th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
Ranking Petroleum Jelly ranks 634th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).
Description Petroleum jelly is a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It is used to soothe dry skin, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and to protect skin from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. Paraffin wax is a white, odorless, tasteless wax obtained from petroleum. It is used in candle-making, as a protective coating for fruit and vegetables, and as a polishing agent. Microcrystalline petroleum wax is a wax obtained from petroleum by distillation. It is used in candle-making and as a protective coating for fruit and vegetables. Slack wax is a soft, waxy substance obtained from petroleum. It is used in candle-making. Ozokerite is a hard, white wax obtained from petroleum. It is used in candle-making and as a protective coating for fruit and vegetables. Lignite wax is a brownish-yellow wax obtained from lignite coal. It is used in candle-making. Peat wax is a brownish-yellow wax obtained from peat moss. It is used in candle-making. Other mineral waxes are obtained by synthesis or by other processes, whether or not coloured. They are used in