Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves

8481 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Valves. In 2021, Valves were the world's 28th most traded product, with a total trade of $102B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Valves grew by 17.3%, from $86.7B to $102B. Trade in Valves represent 0.48% of total world trade.

Valves are a part of Machinery, mechanical appliances, & parts. They include Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances, nes, Parts of taps, cocks, valves or similar appliances, Valves for oleohydraulic or pneumatic transmissions, Valves, safety or relief, Valves, pressure reducing, and Valves, check.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Valves  were China ($20.8B), Germany ($15.3B), United States ($11.1B), Italy ($8.95B), and Japan ($5.66B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Valves were United States ($15.1B), China ($8.6B), Germany ($7.89B), France ($3.9B), and United Kingdom ($3.41B).

Ranking Valves ranks 84th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes are used to control the flow of water or other liquids. They can be made from a variety of materials, including steel, brass, copper, and plastic.

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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)China$20.8B
Top Destination (2021)United States$15.1B

In 2021 Valves were the world's 28th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Valves were China ($20.8B), Germany ($15.3B), United States ($11.1B), Italy ($8.95B), and Japan ($5.66B).

In 2021, the top importers of Valves were United States ($15.1B), China ($8.6B), Germany ($7.89B), France ($3.9B), and United Kingdom ($3.41B).

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Exporters of Valves (2021)
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Importers of Valves (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$4.62B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$2.52B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Valves grew the fastest in China ($4.62B), Germany ($2.44B), Italy ($1.38B), Japan ($906M), and United States ($572M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Valves were United States ($2.52B), Germany ($1.49B), China ($1.25B), France ($814M), and United Kingdom ($605M).

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Exporters of Valves (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Valves (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Valves.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.28. This means that most of the exports of Valves are explained by 19 countries.

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Value of Exports in Valves

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)China$12.2B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$4B

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Valves were China ($12.2B), Germany ($7.37B), Italy ($6.37B), Japan ($3.36B), and Switzerland ($991M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Valves were United States ($4B), Canada ($2.21B), Russia ($2.07B), Saudi Arabia ($1.59B), and Australia ($1.21B).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Valves, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances,... ($58.1B), Parts of taps, cocks, valves or... ($19.1B), Valves for oleohydraulic or pneumatic transmissions ($13.3B), Valves, safety or relief ($4.56B), and Valves, pressure reducing ($3.48B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Valves (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 Valves.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Valves in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Valves 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 Valves 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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