Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Soapstone. In 2020, Soapstone were the world's 913th most traded product, with a total trade of $896M. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Soapstone decreased by -15.2%, from $1.06B to $896M. Trade in Soapstone represent 0.0053% of total world trade.
Soapstone are a part of Salt, sulphur, cement, lime, stone, & plaster. They include Natural steatite, crushed or powdered and Natural steatite, not crushed or powdered.
Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Soapstone were China ($146M), United States ($91.1M), Pakistan ($82.3M), Netherlands ($75.1M), and France ($74M).
Imports In 2020 the top importers of Soapstone were Germany ($107M), United States ($80M), Japan ($65.9M), China ($55.2M), and Netherlands ($51.5M).
Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Soapstone was 2.43%, making it the 1194th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
Ranking Soapstone ranks 634th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).
Description Natural steatite, also known as soapstone, is a metamorphic rock that can be used for a variety of purposes. The most common use of natural steatite is in the production of kitchen countertops, sinks, and other fixtures because it is extremely heat-resistant.