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Polyurethanes in primary forms

390950 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Polyurethanes. In 2020, Polyurethanes were the world's 462nd most traded product, with a total trade of $6.36B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Polyurethanes decreased by -8.82%, from $6.98B to $6.36B. Trade in Polyurethanes represent 0.038% of total world trade.

Polyurethanes are a part of Amino-resins.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Polyurethanes  were Germany ($1.43B), United States ($704M), China ($572M), Italy ($543M), and Chinese Taipei ($339M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Polyurethanes were China ($641M), Vietnam ($417M), Germany ($370M), United States ($283M), and India ($270M).

Ranking Polyurethanes ranks 423rd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Polyurethanes are often used in primary forms because they do not decompose rapidly and do not release toxic fumes. They are used in textiles, foams, and other consumer products. They are also used as sealants and insulators.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Germany, $1.43B

Top Destination (2020): China, $641M

Polyurethanes are the world's 462nd most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Polyurethanes were Germany ($1.43B), United States ($704M), China ($572M), Italy ($543M), and Chinese Taipei ($339M).

In 2020, the top importers of Polyurethanes were China ($641M), Vietnam ($417M), Germany ($370M), United States ($283M), and India ($270M).

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Thailand, $2.8M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Dominican Republic, $10.1M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Polyurethanes grew the fastest in Thailand ($2.8M), Poland ($1.29M), Morocco ($1.04M), Portugal ($984k), and Belarus ($808k).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Polyurethanes were Dominican Republic ($10.1M), Thailand ($9.05M), Israel ($3.12M), Bangladesh ($3M), and Serbia ($1.6M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Polyurethanes.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Germany, $1.06B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Vietnam, $401M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Polyurethanes were Germany ($1.06B), United States ($421M), Italy ($277M), Chinese Taipei ($224M), and South Korea ($202M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Polyurethanes were Vietnam ($401M), India ($213M), Mexico ($212M), Canada ($130M), and Indonesia ($124M).

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Product Complexity

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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.