Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations n.e.c. or included

3815 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Reaction and Catalytic Products. In 2021, Reaction and Catalytic Products were the world's 155th most traded product, with a total trade of $28.5B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Reaction and Catalytic Products grew by 30.1%, from $21.9B to $28.5B. Trade in Reaction and Catalytic Products represent 0.14% of total world trade.

Reaction and Catalytic Products are a part of Chemical products n.e.s.. They include Supported catalysts, precious metal based, Supported catalysts, except nickel or precious metal, Reaction initiators, accelerators, catalysts, others, and Supported catalysts, nickel based.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Reaction and Catalytic Products  were United States ($5.11B), Germany ($4.79B), Japan ($2.56B), Poland ($2.46B), and North Macedonia ($1.91B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Reaction and Catalytic Products were Germany ($5.02B), United States ($2.62B), Mexico ($1.88B), China ($1.85B), and Czechia ($1.24B).

Ranking Reaction and Catalytic Products ranks 337th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description The common uses of reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, not elsewhere specified (excl. rubber accelerators) are in the production of paints, polymers, plastics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals.

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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)United States$5.11B
Top Destination (2021)Germany$5.02B

In 2021 Reaction and Catalytic Products were the world's 155th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Reaction and Catalytic Products were United States ($5.11B), Germany ($4.79B), Japan ($2.56B), Poland ($2.46B), and North Macedonia ($1.91B).

In 2021, the top importers of Reaction and Catalytic Products were Germany ($5.02B), United States ($2.62B), Mexico ($1.88B), China ($1.85B), and Czechia ($1.24B).

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Exporters of Reaction and Catalytic Products (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Germany$1.26B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Germany$1.59B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Reaction and Catalytic Products grew the fastest in Germany ($1.26B), Poland ($1.2B), Japan ($844M), United States ($710M), and South Africa ($666M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Reaction and Catalytic Products were Germany ($1.59B), United States ($999M), Mexico ($564M), Czechia ($555M), and Japan ($410M).

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Exporters of Reaction and Catalytic Products (2020 - 2021)

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Reaction and Catalytic Products.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.11. This means that most of the exports of Reaction and Catalytic Products are explained by 17 countries.

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Value of Exports in Reaction and Catalytic Products

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)United States$2.49B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Mexico$1.81B

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Reaction and Catalytic Products were United States ($2.49B), North Macedonia ($1.87B), Poland ($1.72B), Japan ($1.4B), and South Africa ($1.06B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Reaction and Catalytic Products were Mexico ($1.81B), Portugal ($1.09B), China ($1.01B), South Korea ($872M), and Czechia ($680M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Reaction and Catalytic Products, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Supported catalysts, precious metal based ($18.5B), Supported catalysts, except nickel or precious... ($4.55B), Reaction initiators, accelerators, catalysts, others ($4.24B), and Supported catalysts, nickel based ($1.24B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Reaction and Catalytic Products (2021)
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Country Comparison

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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Reaction and Catalytic Products 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 Reaction and Catalytic Products 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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