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.

Soap are a part of Soap, organic surface-active agents; washing, lubricating, polishing or scouring preparations; artificial or.... They include Soaps, for toilet use, solid, Soaps nes, and Soaps for purposes other than toilet soap, solid.

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.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Soap. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $1.15B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $1.01B

Soap are the world's 350th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Soap were China ($1.15B), Germany ($672M), Indonesia ($652M), United States ($508M), and Malaysia ($504M).

In 2020, the top importers of Soap were United States ($1.01B), Germany ($457M), United Kingdom ($397M), Canada ($349M), and France ($270M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): China, $535M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): United States, $514M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Soap grew the fastest in China ($535M), Turkey ($137M), Poland ($94.3M), Indonesia ($74.2M), and Mexico ($70.6M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Soap were United States ($514M), United Kingdom ($133M), Germany ($78.4M), Australia ($60.9M), and Canada ($54.5M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 5.02. This means that most of the exports of Soap are explained by 32 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $1B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $502M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Soap were China ($1B), Indonesia ($602M), Malaysia ($432M), Turkey ($382M), and Poland ($324M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Soap were United States ($502M), Canada ($297M), Australia ($192M), Philippines ($118M), and Iraq ($110M).

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In 2019, the world most traded Soap, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Soaps, for toilet use, solid ($3.77B), Soaps for purposes other than toilet... ($2.56B), and Soaps nes ($2.16B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Soap.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Soap 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 Soap was 14.3%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Soap were Iran (48.8%), Cape Verde (43.6%), Syria (38.6%), and Turkmenistan (37.5%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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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.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Soap to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.