Radioactive chemical elements and radioactive isotopes (including the fissile or fertile chemical elements and isotopes); and their compounds; mixtures and residues containing these products

2844 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Radioactive Chemicals. In 2021, Radioactive Chemicals were the world's 320th most traded product, with a total trade of $11.4B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Radioactive Chemicals grew by 7.27%, from $10.6B to $11.4B. Trade in Radioactive Chemicals represent 0.054% of total world trade.

Radioactive Chemicals are a part of Inorganic chemicals. They include Uranium (enriched U235), plutonium compounds, alloys, Natural uranium, its compounds, mixtures, Radio-actives nes, their mixtures and compounds, Uranium (depleted U235), thorium compounds, products, and Spent fuel elements of nuclear reactors.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Radioactive Chemicals  were Canada ($1.65B), Russia ($1.46B), Kazakhstan ($1.43B), Netherlands ($1.23B), and United Kingdom ($950M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Radioactive Chemicals were United States ($3.09B), China ($1.4B), Canada ($1.22B), South Korea ($1.15B), and France ($928M).

Ranking Radioactive Chemicals ranks 866th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description The common uses of radioactive chemical elements and radioactive isotopes are in nuclear medicine, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons. Fissile radioactive chemical elements and isotopes are used in nuclear weapons, while fertile radioactive chemical elements and isotopes are used in nuclear power. Radioactive chemical elements and isotopes are also used in the medical field, such as in cancer treatments.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Radioactive Chemicals. 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

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Canada$1.65B
Top Destination (2021)United States$3.09B

In 2021 Radioactive Chemicals were the world's 320th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Radioactive Chemicals were Canada ($1.65B), Russia ($1.46B), Kazakhstan ($1.43B), Netherlands ($1.23B), and United Kingdom ($950M).

In 2021, the top importers of Radioactive Chemicals were United States ($3.09B), China ($1.4B), Canada ($1.22B), South Korea ($1.15B), and France ($928M).

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Exporters of Radioactive Chemicals (2021)
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Importers of Radioactive Chemicals (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)United Kingdom$339M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$780M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Radioactive Chemicals grew the fastest in United Kingdom ($339M), Uzbekistan ($241M), Russia ($193M), Germany ($192M), and Netherlands ($165M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Radioactive Chemicals were United States ($780M), United Kingdom ($464M), France ($292M), South Korea ($271M), and Spain ($68.8M).

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Exporters of Radioactive Chemicals (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Radioactive Chemicals (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Radioactive Chemicals.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.75. This means that most of the exports of Radioactive Chemicals are explained by 13 countries.

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Value of Exports in Radioactive Chemicals

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Russia$1.37B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$2.48B

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Radioactive Chemicals were Russia ($1.37B), Kazakhstan ($1.36B), Netherlands ($996M), Namibia ($599M), and Canada ($437M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Radioactive Chemicals were United States ($2.48B), China ($1.32B), South Korea ($1.14B), Sweden ($449M), and Spain ($397M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Radioactive Chemicals, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Uranium (enriched U235), plutonium compounds, alloys ($5.06B), Natural uranium, its compounds, mixtures ($4.34B), Radio-actives nes, their mixtures and compounds ($1.92B), Uranium (depleted U235), thorium compounds, products ($68M), and Spent fuel elements of nuclear reactors ($6.72M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Radioactive Chemicals (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 Radioactive Chemicals.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Radioactive Chemicals in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Radioactive Chemicals 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 Radioactive Chemicals 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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