Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Soap. In 2021, Soap were the world's 404th most traded product, with a total trade of $8.14B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Soap decreased by -5.38%, from $8.6B to $8.14B. Trade in Soap represent 0.039% of total world trade.
Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Soap was 14.3%, making it the 213th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
Ranking Soap ranks 858th 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.