Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Postcards. In 2020, Postcards were the world's 875th most traded product, with a total trade of $1.07B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Postcards decreased by -23.1%, from $1.39B to $1.07B. Trade in Postcards represent 0.0064% of total world trade.

Postcards are a part of Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts,.... They include Postcards, printed or illustrated, greeting cards.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Postcards  were China ($539M), Netherlands ($209M), United Kingdom ($62.9M), United States ($53.2M), and Germany ($47.9M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Postcards were United States ($298M), United Kingdom ($180M), Germany ($120M), Canada ($89.3M), and France ($58.8M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Postcards was 10.9%, making it the 367th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Postcards are Iran (55%), Syria (46%), Bahamas (32.8%), and Egypt (32.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking Postcards ranks 127th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Postcards. 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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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $539M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $298M

Postcards are the world's 875th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Postcards were China ($539M), Netherlands ($209M), United Kingdom ($62.9M), United States ($53.2M), and Germany ($47.9M).

In 2020, the top importers of Postcards were United States ($298M), United Kingdom ($180M), Germany ($120M), Canada ($89.3M), and France ($58.8M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Hong Kong, $10.4M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Japan, $3.51M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Postcards grew the fastest in Hong Kong ($10.4M), Vietnam ($2.18M), Slovakia ($2M), Poland ($1.12M), and Sri Lanka ($981k).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Postcards were Japan ($3.51M), Switzerland ($3.22M), Hungary ($1.8M), Denmark ($1.47M), and Russia ($1.33M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.7. This means that most of the exports of Postcards are explained by 6 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $538M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $245M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Postcards were China ($538M), Netherlands ($177M), Vietnam ($15.8M), Hong Kong ($5.89M), and South Korea ($3.81M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Postcards were United States ($245M), United Kingdom ($117M), Canada ($84.2M), Germany ($72.1M), and France ($45.4M).

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Postcards, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Postcards, printed or illustrated, greeting cards ($1.07B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Postcards.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Postcards in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Postcards was 10.9%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Postcards were Iran (55%), Syria (46%), Bahamas (32.8%), and Egypt (32.4%).

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 Postcards to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.