Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms

3902 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Propylene Polymers. In 2021, Propylene Polymers were the world's 80th most traded product, with a total trade of $56.2B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Propylene Polymers grew by 42.6%, from $39.4B to $56.2B. Trade in Propylene Polymers represent 0.27% of total world trade.

Propylene Polymers are a part of Plastics & articles thereof. They include Polypropylene, Propylene copolymers, Polymers of propylene and other olefins, and Polyisobutylene.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Propylene Polymers  were Saudi Arabia ($7.13B), South Korea ($5.78B), United States ($4.39B), Germany ($3.91B), and Singapore ($3.16B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Propylene Polymers were China ($6.36B), Turkey ($3.94B), Italy ($3.15B), Germany ($3.14B), and Mexico ($2.44B).

Ranking Propylene Polymers ranks 499th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Polymers of propylene or other olefins are used in a variety of applications, including plastics, elastomers, fibers, and other products.

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

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Saudi Arabia$7.13B
Top Destination (2021)China$6.36B

In 2021 Propylene Polymers were the world's 80th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Propylene Polymers were Saudi Arabia ($7.13B), South Korea ($5.78B), United States ($4.39B), Germany ($3.91B), and Singapore ($3.16B).

In 2021, the top importers of Propylene Polymers were China ($6.36B), Turkey ($3.94B), Italy ($3.15B), Germany ($3.14B), and Mexico ($2.44B).

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Exporters of Propylene Polymers (2021)
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Importers of Propylene Polymers (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)South Korea$1.97B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Turkey$1.35B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Propylene Polymers grew the fastest in South Korea ($1.97B), Saudi Arabia ($1.85B), China ($1.46B), United States ($1.26B), and Germany ($1.05B).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Propylene Polymers were Turkey ($1.35B), Italy ($1.21B), Mexico ($1.08B), Germany ($987M), and United States ($835M).

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Exporters of Propylene Polymers (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Propylene Polymers (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Propylene Polymers.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.76. This means that most of the exports of Propylene Polymers are explained by 27 countries.

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Value of Exports in Propylene Polymers

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Saudi Arabia$6.96B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)China$4.25B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Propylene Polymers. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Propylene Polymers during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Propylene Polymers were Saudi Arabia ($6.96B), South Korea ($5.59B), United States ($2.74B), Singapore ($2.39B), and United Arab Emirates ($1.93B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Propylene Polymers were China ($4.25B), Turkey ($3.8B), Mexico ($2.33B), Italy ($2B), and Indonesia ($1.65B).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Propylene Polymers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Polypropylene ($33.4B), Propylene copolymers ($18.3B), Polymers of propylene and other olefins ($3.49B), and Polyisobutylene ($1.06B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Propylene Polymers (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Propylene Polymers.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Propylene Polymers 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 (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Propylene Polymers to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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