Razors and razor blades; (including razor blade blanks in strips)

8212 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Razor Blades. In 2021, Razor Blades were the world's 555th most traded product, with a total trade of $4.64B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Razor Blades grew by 10.6%, from $4.19B to $4.64B. Trade in Razor Blades represent 0.022% of total world trade.

Razor Blades are a part of Tools & cutlery. They include Razors including safety razors, open blade razors, Safety razor blades, including blanks in strips, and Parts of non-electric razors.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Razor Blades  were Poland ($898M), China ($523M), Mexico ($519M), Germany ($467M), and Czechia ($290M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Razor Blades were United States ($624M), Poland ($295M), Germany ($244M), Mexico ($236M), and Russia ($150M).

Ranking Razor Blades ranks 638th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Non-electric razors are used to shave hair off of the face. They can be made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium. Razor blades are usually made from steel or stainless steel.

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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)Poland$898M
Top Destination (2021)United States$624M

In 2021 Razor Blades were the world's 555th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Razor Blades were Poland ($898M), China ($523M), Mexico ($519M), Germany ($467M), and Czechia ($290M).

In 2021, the top importers of Razor Blades were United States ($624M), Poland ($295M), Germany ($244M), Mexico ($236M), and Russia ($150M).

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Exporters of Razor Blades (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Mexico$141M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$174M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Razor Blades grew the fastest in Mexico ($141M), China ($88M), Vietnam ($35.6M), Czechia ($30.5M), and Poland ($29.5M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Razor Blades were United States ($174M), Mexico ($61.9M), Greece ($34.6M), Germany ($25.3M), and Poland ($23.7M).

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Exporters of Razor Blades (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Razor Blades (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Razor Blades.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.17. This means that most of the exports of Razor Blades are explained by 18 countries.

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Value of Exports in Razor Blades

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Poland$603M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$335M

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Razor Blades were Poland ($603M), China ($383M), Mexico ($283M), Germany ($223M), and Czechia ($189M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Razor Blades were United States ($335M), United Kingdom ($114M), Canada ($108M), Japan ($96.4M), and Saudi Arabia ($69.2M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Razor Blades, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Razors including safety razors, open blade... ($2.4B), Safety razor blades, including blanks in... ($1.87B), and Parts of non-electric razors ($368M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Razor Blades (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 Razor Blades.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Razor Blades 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 Razor Blades 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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