HS Icon Razor Blades

8212 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Razor Blades. In 2020, Razor Blades were the world's 535th most traded product, with a total trade of $4.16B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Razor Blades decreased by -11.6%, from $4.7B to $4.16B. Trade in Razor Blades represent 0.025% of total world trade.

Razor Blades are a part of Tools and 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 2020 the top exporters of Razor Blades  were Poland ($862M), Germany ($439M), China ($437M), Mexico ($374M), and United States ($286M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Razor Blades were United States ($453M), Poland ($270M), Germany ($219M), Mexico ($176M), and United Kingdom ($141M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Razor Blades was 9.88%, making it the 429th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Razor Blades are Zimbabwe (30.4%), Ethiopia (29.7%), Algeria (28.9%), and Ecuador (27.8%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), South Africa (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking Razor Blades ranks 600th 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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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Poland, $862M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $453M

Razor Blades are the world's 535th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Razor Blades were Poland ($862M), Germany ($439M), China ($437M), Mexico ($374M), and United States ($286M).

In 2020, the top importers of Razor Blades were United States ($453M), Poland ($270M), Germany ($219M), Mexico ($176M), and United Kingdom ($141M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Hong Kong, $26.7M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $22.1M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Razor Blades grew the fastest in Hong Kong ($26.7M), Switzerland ($19.5M), Vietnam ($14.7M), Austria ($5.72M), and Israel ($2.85M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Razor Blades were China ($22.1M), Israel ($17.2M), Saudi Arabia ($10M), Canada ($8.18M), and Switzerland ($6.98M).

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Market Concentration

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

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.19. This means that most of the exports of Razor Blades are explained by 18 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Poland, $591M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $167M

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 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Razor Blades were Poland ($591M), China ($308M), Germany ($220M), Mexico ($197M), and Vietnam ($165M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Razor Blades were United States ($167M), United Kingdom ($107M), Canada ($103M), Japan ($88.1M), and Saudi Arabia ($86.5M).

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Razor Blades, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Razors including safety razors, open blade... ($2.16B), Safety razor blades, including blanks in... ($1.73B), and Parts of non-electric razors ($268M)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Razor Blades.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Razor Blades 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 Razor Blades was 9.88%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Razor Blades were Zimbabwe (30.4%), Ethiopia (29.7%), Algeria (28.9%), and Ecuador (27.8%).

Product Complexity

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