HS Icon Railroad Ties

4406 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Railroad Ties. In 2020, Railroad Ties were the world's 1040th most traded product, with a total trade of $402M. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Railroad Ties decreased by -33.5%, from $605M to $402M. Trade in Railroad Ties represent 0.0024% of total world trade.

Railroad Ties are a part of Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal. They include Ties, railway or tramway, impregnated woodand Ties, railway or tramway, wood not impregnated.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Railroad Ties  were United States ($151M), France ($52.9M), Netherlands ($31.3M), Germany ($25.7M), and Belgium ($22.7M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Railroad Ties were Canada ($124M), Netherlands ($50.5M), Belgium ($29.3M), Germany ($25.9M), and United Kingdom ($20.3M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Railroad Ties was 5.65%, making it the 746th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Railroad Ties are Zambia (36.3%), Angola (30%), Cameroon (29.4%), Gabon (29.4%), and Chad (29.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Ethiopia (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Description Railway sleepers are used to support the rails of a railway track. They are made of either wood or concrete and are usually placed at intervals of about 20 feet.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Railroad Ties. 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): United States, $151M

Top Destination (2020): Canada, $124M

Railroad Ties are the world's 1040th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Railroad Ties were United States ($151M), France ($52.9M), Netherlands ($31.3M), Germany ($25.7M), and Belgium ($22.7M).

In 2020, the top importers of Railroad Ties were Canada ($124M), Netherlands ($50.5M), Belgium ($29.3M), Germany ($25.9M), and United Kingdom ($20.3M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): France, $12.7M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Netherlands, $26M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Railroad Ties grew the fastest in France ($12.7M), Belgium ($5.17M), Slovakia ($4.65M), Gabon ($3.03M), and Sweden ($1.58M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Railroad Ties were Netherlands ($26M), France ($8.64M), Belgium ($6.03M), Croatia ($3.51M), and Mexico ($3.07M).

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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 Railroad Ties.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.59. This means that most of the exports of Railroad Ties are explained by 12 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): United States, $148M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Canada, $120M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Railroad Ties were United States ($148M), France ($32.8M), Gabon ($11.7M), Latvia ($7.82M), and Belarus ($7.33M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Railroad Ties were Canada ($120M), Netherlands ($19.1M), United Kingdom ($17.9M), Mexico ($15.4M), and Belgium ($6.64M).

Disaggregation

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In 2019, the world most traded Railroad Ties, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Ties, railway or tramway, impregnated wood ($276M)and Ties, railway or tramway, wood not... ($126M)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Railroad Ties.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Railroad Ties 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 Railroad Ties was 5.65%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Railroad Ties were Zambia (36.3%), Angola (30%), Cameroon (29.4%), Gabon (29.4%), and Chad (29.4%).

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