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3925 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Plastic Building Materials. In 2020, Plastic Building Materials were the world's 251st most traded product, with a total trade of $12.7B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Plastic Building Materials grew by 4.42%, from $12.1B to $12.7B. Trade in Plastic Building Materials represent 0.076% of total world trade.

Plastic Building Materials are a part of Plastics & articles thereof. They include Other plastic builders' ware, Plastic doors, windows and window frames, Plastic shutters, and Plastic reservoirs, tanks, vats, with capacity < 300l.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Plastic Building Materials  were China ($2.13B), Germany ($1.66B), Poland ($1.41B), Canada ($660M), and United States ($571M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Plastic Building Materials were United States ($2.13B), Germany ($1.17B), France ($944M), Netherlands ($604M), and United Kingdom ($494M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Plastic Building Materials was 12.3%, making it the 296th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Plastic Building Materials ranks 471st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Builders' ware is used in a variety of ways. They are used for building construction, as well as for other purposes like the production of furniture and other household items.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Plastic Building Materials. 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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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $2.13B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $2.13B

Plastic Building Materials are the world's 251st most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Plastic Building Materials were China ($2.13B), Germany ($1.66B), Poland ($1.41B), Canada ($660M), and United States ($571M).

In 2020, the top importers of Plastic Building Materials were United States ($2.13B), Germany ($1.17B), France ($944M), Netherlands ($604M), and United Kingdom ($494M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Poland, $152M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): United States, $191M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Plastic Building Materials grew the fastest in Poland ($152M), Vietnam ($78.4M), Cambodia ($76.7M), Philippines ($73.2M), and Canada ($64.4M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Plastic Building Materials were United States ($191M), Germany ($162M), Netherlands ($89.1M), Japan ($70.5M), and Belgium ($23.8M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Plastic Building Materials.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.66. This means that most of the exports of Plastic Building Materials are explained by 25 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $2.06B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $1.55B

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Plastic Building Materials were China ($2.06B), Poland ($1.15B), Germany ($485M), Cambodia ($263M), and Turkey ($253M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Plastic Building Materials were United States ($1.55B), France ($602M), Switzerland ($331M), Netherlands ($302M), and United Kingdom ($223M).

Disaggregation

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In 2020, the world most traded Plastic Building Materials, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Other plastic builders' ware ($6.38B), Plastic doors, windows and window frames ($3.42B), Plastic shutters ($1.9B), and Plastic reservoirs, tanks, vats, with capacity... ($984M)

Country Comparison

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