HS Icon Used Clothing

Textiles; worn clothing and other worn articles

6309 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Used Clothing. In 2020, Used Clothing were the world's 551st most traded product, with a total trade of $3.87B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Used Clothing decreased by -13.3%, from $4.47B to $3.87B. Trade in Used Clothing represent 0.023% of total world trade.

Used Clothing are a part of Textiles rags. They include Worm clothing.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Used Clothing  were United States ($600M), China ($404M), United Kingdom ($315M), Germany ($304M), and South Korea ($276M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Used Clothing were Ghana ($182M), Ukraine ($158M), Pakistan ($136M), United Arab Emirates ($132M), and Nigeria ($124M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Used Clothing was 19.7%, making it the 108th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Used Clothing are Ecuador (609%), Botswana (122%), Iran (100%), New Zealand (97.3%), and Vietnam (96.2%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Ethiopia (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), Hong Kong (0%), and Sri Lanka (0%).

Ranking Used Clothing ranks 658th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Used Clothing. 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): United States, $600M

Top Destination (2020): Ghana, $182M

Used Clothing are the world's 551st most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Used Clothing were United States ($600M), China ($404M), United Kingdom ($315M), Germany ($304M), and South Korea ($276M).

In 2020, the top importers of Used Clothing were Ghana ($182M), Ukraine ($158M), Pakistan ($136M), United Arab Emirates ($132M), and Nigeria ($124M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Pakistan, $109M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Mozambique, $27.9M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Used Clothing grew the fastest in Pakistan ($109M), China ($32.3M), Cambodia ($7.29M), Nicaragua ($5.4M), and Spain ($3.37M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Used Clothing were Mozambique ($27.9M), Tanzania ($18.1M), El Salvador ($16.2M), Ghana ($12.4M), and Iraq ($9.54M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Used Clothing.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.61. This means that most of the exports of Used Clothing are explained by 24 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): United States, $585M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Ghana, $181M

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

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Used Clothing were United States ($585M), China ($366M), United Kingdom ($272M), Germany ($258M), and South Korea ($256M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Used Clothing were Ghana ($181M), Ukraine ($154M), Nigeria ($123M), Kenya ($122M), and Tanzania ($102M).

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In 2020, the world most traded Used Clothing, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Worm clothing ($3.87B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Used Clothing.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Used Clothing in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

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.

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