HS Icon Toilet Paper

4818 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $27.3B, Rnk 136 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $3.58B, China

Top Importer (2018): $2.58B, United States

Product Complexity (2018): 0.13, Rnk 491 / 1018

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 11.8%, Rnk 680 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 13.1%, Rnk 267 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.15%, Rnk 136 / 1225

Overview: In 2018, Toilet Paper were the world's 136th most traded product, with a total trade of $27.3B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Toilet Paper grew by 11.8%, from  $24.4B to $27.3B. Trade in Toilet Paper represent 0.15% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Toilet Paper  were China ($3.58B), Germany ($2.97B), Poland ($1.6B), Japan ($1.6B), and Italy ($1.32B).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Toilet Paper were United States ($2.58B), Germany ($2.06B), France ($1.49B), United Kingdom ($1.33B), and China ($1.33B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Toilet Paper was 13.1%, been the 267 lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Toilet Paper are Iran (44.4%), Angola (40%), Syria (38.8%), Fiji (31.1%), and Cameroon (29.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Toilet Paper ranks 491st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

#permalink to section

Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): China, $3.58B

Top Destination (2018): United States, $2.58B

Toilet Paper are the world's 136th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Toilet Paper were China ($3.58B), Germany ($2.97B), Poland ($1.6B), Japan ($1.6B), and Italy ($1.32B).

In 2018, the top importers of Toilet Paper were United States ($2.58B), Germany ($2.06B), France ($1.49B), United Kingdom ($1.33B), and China ($1.33B).

Explore Visualizations

Market Dynamics

#permalink to section

Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): China, $738M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): United States, $290M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Toilet Paper grew the fastest in China ($738M), Czechia ($225M), Saudi Arabia ($207M), Poland ($207M), and Germany ($185M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Toilet Paper were United States ($290M), Germany ($265M), Netherlands ($167M), France ($161M), and Spain ($142M).

Explore Visualizations

Market Concentration

#permalink to section

Cumulative market share

This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Toilet Paper.

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.95. This means that most of the exports of Toilet Paper are explained by 30 countries.

Explore Visualizations

TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): China, $2.25B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): United States, $1.43B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Toilet Paper. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Toilet Paper during 2018.

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Toilet Paper were China ($2.25B), Japan ($1.08B), Poland ($1.07B), Germany ($906M), and Italy ($906M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Toilet Paper were United States ($1.43B), United Kingdom ($917M), France ($565M), Australia ($429M), and Hong Kong ($384M).

Trade Forecasts

#permalink to section

This section shows forecasts for total trade for Toilet Paper. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

Explore Forecasts

Import Tariffs

#permalink to section

In 2018, the average tariff for importing Toilet Paper was 13.1%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Toilet Paper were Iran (44.4%), Angola (40%), Syria (38.8%), Fiji (31.1%), and Cameroon (29.4%).

Explore Tariff Data

Product Complexity

#permalink to section

Diversification Frontier

#permalink to section
Filter

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.