Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Silicates. In 2020, Silicates were the world's 974th most traded product, with a total trade of $661M. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Silicates decreased by -4.6%, from $693M to $661M. Trade in Silicates represent 0.0039% of total world trade.

Silicates are a part of Inorganic chemicals; organic and inorganic compounds of precious metals; of rare earth.... They include Silicates of sodium other than metasilicates, Commercial alkali metal silicates, silicates nes, Sodium metasilicates, and Potassium silicates.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Silicates  were China ($125M), United States ($58.2M), Netherlands ($51.8M), Poland ($43.8M), and Germany ($42.2M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Silicates were United States ($46.1M), Germany ($42M), South Korea ($33.2M), Netherlands ($31.6M), and Japan ($27.1M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Silicates was 4.79%, making it the 863rd lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Silicates are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Comoros (18.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking Silicates ranks 707th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Silicates are used in many different industries. They are used in the glass industry, where they are used to make glass. They are also used in the construction industry, where they are used to make cement. Silicates are also used in the paint industry, where they are used to make paint.

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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): China, $125M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $46.1M

Silicates are the world's 974th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Silicates were China ($125M), United States ($58.2M), Netherlands ($51.8M), Poland ($43.8M), and Germany ($42.2M).

In 2020, the top importers of Silicates were United States ($46.1M), Germany ($42M), South Korea ($33.2M), Netherlands ($31.6M), and Japan ($27.1M).

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): United Arab Emirates, $6.66M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): India, $6.45M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Silicates grew the fastest in United Arab Emirates ($6.66M), France ($5.11M), Brazil ($4.29M), Malaysia ($3.83M), and Spain ($3.54M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Silicates were India ($6.45M), Mexico ($4.69M), Chinese Taipei ($4.05M), Algeria ($2.08M), and Uganda ($1.99M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Silicates.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.63. This means that most of the exports of Silicates are explained by 24 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $111M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): South Korea, $29.8M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Silicates were China ($111M), Poland ($31.5M), Netherlands ($20.2M), Spain ($18.4M), and Belgium ($17.4M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Silicates were South Korea ($29.8M), Mexico ($17.6M), Turkey ($16M), Russia ($12.7M), and Indonesia ($9.46M).

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In 2020, the world most traded Silicates, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Silicates of sodium other than metasilicates ($355M), Commercial alkali metal silicates, silicates nes ($248M), and Sodium metasilicates ($57.5M)

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Silicates.
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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 Silicates to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.