Pharmaceutical goods

3006 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Special Pharmaceuticals. In 2021, Special Pharmaceuticals were the world's 251st most traded product, with a total trade of $16.4B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Special Pharmaceuticals grew by 19.4%, from $13.7B to $16.4B. Trade in Special Pharmaceuticals represent 0.078% of total world trade.

Special Pharmaceuticals are a part of Pharmaceutical products. They include Suture materials, sterile surgical and dental goods, Opacifying preparations, x-ray, diagnostic reagents, Contraceptive preps based on hormones or spermicides, Dental cements and other dental fillings, bone cement, Blood-grouping reagents, and First-aid boxes and kits.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Special Pharmaceuticals  were Germany ($3.4B), United States ($1.83B), Netherlands ($1.4B), Belgium ($1.09B), and China ($955M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Special Pharmaceuticals were United States ($3.45B), China ($1.29B), Belgium ($1.08B), Germany ($945M), and Japan ($848M).

Ranking Special Pharmaceuticals ranks 323rd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Pharmaceutical preparations and products are used for a variety of purposes, such as first-aid kits, contraceptives, hormones, blood grouping reagents, opacifying preparations for x-rays, surgical materials or dental filling cements.

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

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Germany$3.4B
Top Destination (2021)United States$3.45B

In 2021 Special Pharmaceuticals were the world's 251st most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Special Pharmaceuticals were Germany ($3.4B), United States ($1.83B), Netherlands ($1.4B), Belgium ($1.09B), and China ($955M).

In 2021, the top importers of Special Pharmaceuticals were United States ($3.45B), China ($1.29B), Belgium ($1.08B), Germany ($945M), and Japan ($848M).

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Exporters of Special Pharmaceuticals (2021)
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Importers of Special Pharmaceuticals (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Germany$828M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$727M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Special Pharmaceuticals grew the fastest in Germany ($828M), Netherlands ($689M), China ($203M), United States ($198M), and Switzerland ($189M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Special Pharmaceuticals were United States ($727M), Belgium ($274M), China ($262M), Germany ($223M), and Japan ($122M).

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Exporters of Special Pharmaceuticals (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Special Pharmaceuticals (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Special Pharmaceuticals.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.31. This means that most of the exports of Special Pharmaceuticals are explained by 19 countries.

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Value of Exports in Special Pharmaceuticals

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Germany$2.46B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$1.62B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Special Pharmaceuticals. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Special Pharmaceuticals during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Special Pharmaceuticals were Germany ($2.46B), Netherlands ($924M), Switzerland ($637M), Finland ($634M), and Ireland ($630M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Special Pharmaceuticals were United States ($1.62B), Japan ($547M), China ($331M), Russia ($300M), and Australia ($264M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Special Pharmaceuticals, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Suture materials, sterile surgical and dental... ($5.21B), Opacifying preparations, x-ray, diagnostic reagents ($3.9B), Contraceptive preps based on hormones or... ($3.62B), Dental cements and other dental fillings,... ($2.75B), and Blood-grouping reagents ($508M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Special Pharmaceuticals (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Special Pharmaceuticals.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Special Pharmaceuticals by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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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.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

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

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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