Polyacetals, in primary forms

390710 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Poly(acetals). In 2022, Poly(acetals) were the world's 1157th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.98B. Between 2021 and 2022 the exports of Poly(acetals) grew by 17.8%, from $2.53B to $2.98B. Trade in Poly(acetals) represent 0.013% of total world trade.

Poly(acetals) are a part of Polyacetals.

Exports In 2022 the top exporters of Poly(acetals)  were Germany ($504M), South Korea ($471M), United States ($381M), Netherlands ($265M), and Malaysia ($229M).

Imports In 2022 the top importers of Poly(acetals) were China ($715M), Germany ($210M), Mexico ($150M), Belgium ($143M), and Italy ($130M).

Ranking Poly(acetals) ranks 109th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Polyacetals are common plastics. They are made up of acetal units that link together to create a chain. Polyacetals are used in a variety of items, such as plastic spoons, lawn furniture, and kitchen storage containers. What are the advantages of polyacetals? Polyacetals are durable and do not break down easily. They are not as sensitive to changes in temperature as other plastics. The polyacetals are easily recyclable, and they are inexpensive.

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* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2022)Germany$504M
Top Destination (2022)China$715M

In 2022 Poly(acetals) were the world's 1157th most traded product (out of 4,648).

In 2022, the top exporters of Poly(acetals) were Germany ($504M), South Korea ($471M), United States ($381M), Netherlands ($265M), and Malaysia ($229M).

In 2022, the top importers of Poly(acetals) were China ($715M), Germany ($210M), Mexico ($150M), Belgium ($143M), and Italy ($130M).

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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2021 -  2022)Netherlands$105M
Top Destination Growth (2021 -  2022)Germany$71.4M

Between 2021 and 2022, the exports of Poly(acetals) grew the fastest in Netherlands ($105M), United States ($81.3M), Germany ($60.7M), South Korea ($42.7M), and Thailand ($40.6M).

Between 2021 and 2022, the fastest growing importers of Poly(acetals) were Germany ($71.4M), China ($63.7M), India ($46.2M), Belgium ($36M), and Italy ($34.9M).

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Exporters of Poly(acetals) (2021 - 2022)

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Poly(acetals).

In 2022, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.73. This means that most of the exports of Poly(acetals) are explained by 13 countries.

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Value of Exports in Poly(acetals)

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2022)South Korea$441M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2022)China$580M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Poly(acetals). Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Poly(acetals) during 2022.

In 2022, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Poly(acetals) were South Korea ($441M), Germany ($294M), United States ($260M), Malaysia ($198M), and Netherlands ($176M).

In 2022, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Poly(acetals) were China ($580M), Mexico ($146M), India ($124M), Italy ($108M), and Turkey ($69.9M).

Net Trade (2022)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Poly(acetals).
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Poly(acetals) 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 (2022)

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