Textiles; worn clothing and other worn articles

6309 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Used Clothing. In 2021, Used Clothing were the world's 532nd most traded product, with a total trade of $5.17B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Used Clothing grew by 31%, from $3.95B to $5.17B. Trade in Used Clothing represent 0.025% of total world trade.

Used Clothing include Worm clothing.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Used Clothing  were United States ($834M), China ($709M), United Kingdom ($386M), Germany ($359M), and South Korea ($324M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Used Clothing were Ghana ($214M), Pakistan ($180M), Ukraine ($177M), United Arab Emirates ($173M), and Kenya ($169M).

Ranking Used Clothing ranks 750th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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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)United States$834M
Top Destination (2021)Ghana$214M

In 2021 Used Clothing were the world's 532nd most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Used Clothing were United States ($834M), China ($709M), United Kingdom ($386M), Germany ($359M), and South Korea ($324M).

In 2021, the top importers of Used Clothing were Ghana ($214M), Pakistan ($180M), Ukraine ($177M), United Arab Emirates ($173M), and Kenya ($169M).

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Exporters of Used Clothing (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$324M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Chile$78.7M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Used Clothing grew the fastest in China ($324M), United States ($214M), Pakistan ($72.6M), United Kingdom ($71.3M), and South Korea ($58.4M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Used Clothing were Chile ($78.7M), Guatemala ($56.4M), Malaysia ($55.3M), Nicaragua ($53M), and Angola ($47.2M).

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Exporters of Used Clothing (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Used Clothing (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.63. This means that most of the exports of Used Clothing are explained by 24 countries.

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Value of Exports in Used Clothing

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)United States$810M
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Ghana$213M

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 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Used Clothing were United States ($810M), China ($660M), United Kingdom ($316M), South Korea ($303M), and Germany ($301M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Used Clothing were Ghana ($213M), Ukraine ($168M), Kenya ($168M), Guatemala ($149M), and Nigeria ($146M).

Net Trade (2021)

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.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Used Clothing 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 Used Clothing 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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