Petroleum jelly; paraffin wax, micro-crystalline petroleum wax, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, peat wax, other mineral waxes, similar products obtained by synthesis, other processes; coloured or not

2712 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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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 0.022% 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).

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

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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$1.01B
Top Destination (2021)United States$477M

In 2021 Petroleum Jelly were the world's 554th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Petroleum Jelly were China ($1.01B), Saudi Arabia ($398M), United States ($386M), Germany ($382M), and Netherlands ($245M).

In 2021, the top importers of Petroleum Jelly were United States ($477M), Germany ($368M), Poland ($341M), China ($330M), and Mexico ($307M).

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Exporters of Petroleum Jelly (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$443M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)China$210M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Petroleum Jelly grew the fastest in China ($443M), Saudi Arabia ($397M), Spain ($101M), Netherlands ($98.5M), and Malaysia ($89.5M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Petroleum Jelly were China ($210M), Poland ($164M), United States ($137M), Canada ($133M), and Mexico ($117M).

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Exporters of Petroleum Jelly (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Petroleum Jelly (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Petroleum Jelly.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.38. This means that most of the exports of Petroleum Jelly are explained by 20 countries.

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Value of Exports in Petroleum Jelly

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)China$677M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Mexico$305M

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Petroleum Jelly were China ($677M), Saudi Arabia ($391M), Malaysia ($182M), Russia ($148M), and South Africa ($131M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Petroleum Jelly were Mexico ($305M), Poland ($266M), Canada ($171M), Brazil ($142M), and Vietnam ($120M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Petroleum Jelly, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Mineral waxes nes ($2.15B), Paraffin wax containing <0.75% oil ($2.1B), and Petroleum jelly ($414M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Petroleum Jelly (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 Petroleum Jelly.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Petroleum Jelly 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 (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Petroleum Jelly 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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