Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Soap. In 2020, Soap were the world's 350th most traded product, with a total trade of $8.49B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Soap grew by 18.7%, from $7.15B to $8.49B. Trade in Soap represent 0.051% of total world trade.
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Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Soap were China ($1.15B), Germany ($672M), Indonesia ($652M), United States ($508M), and Malaysia ($504M).
Imports In 2020 the top importers of Soap were United States ($1.01B), Germany ($457M), United Kingdom ($397M), Canada ($349M), and France ($270M).
Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Soap was 14.3%, making it the 213th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
The countries with the highest import tariffs for Soap are Iran (48.8%), Cape Verde (43.6%), Syria (38.6%), and Turkmenistan (37.5%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), Singapore (0%), Switzerland (0%), and Norway (0%).
Ranking Soap ranks 864th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).
Description Soap is a surfactant, which is a chemical that lowers the surface tension of water and acts as a detergent. Surfactants are made up of a hydrophilic head (a water-loving end) and a hydrophobic tail (a water-hating end). The hydrophilic heads attach to water molecules and the hydrophobic tails attach to oil and grease.