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Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form

1701 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Raw Sugar. In 2020, Raw Sugar were the world's 143rd most traded product, with a total trade of $25B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Raw Sugar grew by 11.7%, from $22.4B to $25B. Trade in Raw Sugar represent 0.15% of total world trade.

Raw Sugar are a part of Sugars and sugar confectionery. They include Raw sugar, cane, Refined sugar, in solid form, nes, pure sucrose, Refined sugar, in solid form, flavoured or coloured, and Raw sugar, beet.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Raw Sugar  were Brazil ($8.95B), India ($2.67B), Thailand ($1.83B), France ($1.03B), and Australia ($761M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Raw Sugar were United States ($1.95B), China ($1.86B), Indonesia ($1.46B), Italy ($732M), and Bangladesh ($725M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Raw Sugar was 24%, making it the 49th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Raw Sugar are Turkey (134%), Poland (95.8%), Thailand (91.5%), and India (90.8%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), South Africa (0%), United Arab Emirates (0%), Hong Kong (0%), and Japan (0%).

Ranking Raw Sugar ranks 979th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Brazil, $8.95B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $1.95B

Raw Sugar are the world's 143rd most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Raw Sugar were Brazil ($8.95B), India ($2.67B), Thailand ($1.83B), France ($1.03B), and Australia ($761M).

In 2020, the top importers of Raw Sugar were United States ($1.95B), China ($1.86B), Indonesia ($1.46B), Italy ($732M), and Bangladesh ($725M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Brazil, $3.51B

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $591M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Raw Sugar grew the fastest in Brazil ($3.51B), India ($829M), United Arab Emirates ($433M), Russia ($198M), and Morocco ($117M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Raw Sugar were China ($591M), United States ($427M), Vietnam ($333M), Indonesia ($239M), and India ($229M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Raw Sugar.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.18. This means that most of the exports of Raw Sugar are explained by 18 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Brazil, $8.95B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $1.85B

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Raw Sugar were Brazil ($8.95B), India ($2.17B), Thailand ($1.79B), France ($831M), and Australia ($750M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Raw Sugar were United States ($1.85B), China ($1.78B), Indonesia ($1.44B), Bangladesh ($725M), and Italy ($708M).

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In 2020, the world most traded Raw Sugar, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Raw sugar, cane ($13B), Refined sugar, in solid form, nes,... ($11.5B), Refined sugar, in solid form, flavoured... ($384M), and Raw sugar, beet ($186M)

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Raw Sugar.
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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.

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