Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Phenols. In 2021, Phenols were the world's 400th most traded product, with a total trade of $8.49B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Phenols grew by 49.2%, from $5.69B to $8.49B. Trade in Phenols represent 0.04% of total world trade.
Phenols are a part of Organic chemicals. They include Phenol (hdroxybenzene), salts, Bisphenol A, diphenylolpropane, salts, Monophenols nes, Polyphenols nes, Cresols, salts, Resorcinol, salts, Octylphenol, nonylphenol and isomers, salts thereof, Hydroquinone (quinol), salts, Naphthols, salts, and Xylenols, salts, among others.
Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Phenols were South Korea ($1.13B), Chinese Taipei ($936M), Japan ($934M), Singapore ($634M), and China ($609M).
Imports In 2021 the top importers of Phenols were China ($2.2B), India ($774M), South Korea ($581M), Germany ($500M), and Belgium ($415M).
Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Phenols was 2.99%, making it the 1155th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
Ranking Phenols ranks 33rd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).
Description Phenols are used in the manufacture of plastics, synthetic fibers, and resins. Phenol-alcohols are used as disinfectants and as ingredients in soaps and detergents.