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4819 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $24.6B, Rnk 155 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $4.67B, China

Top Importer (2018): $2.83B, United States

Product Complexity (2018): -0.49, Rnk 695 / 1018

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 15.9%, Rnk 478 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 8.84%, Rnk 488 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.13%, Rnk 155 / 1225

Overview: In 2018, Paper Containers were the world's 155th most traded product, with a total trade of $24.6B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Paper Containers grew by 15.9%, from  $21.2B to $24.6B. Trade in Paper Containers represent 0.13% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Paper Containers  were China ($4.67B), Germany ($3.45B), United States ($1.98B), Italy ($1.38B), and Netherlands ($1.21B).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Paper Containers were United States ($2.83B), France ($2.05B), Germany ($1.91B), Netherlands ($1.28B), and Mexico ($1.13B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Paper Containers was 8.84%, been the 488 lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Paper Containers are Sudan (35%), Bahamas (31%), Zimbabwe (31%), Uzbekistan (28.7%), and Algeria (26.5%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Paper Containers ranks 695th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): China, $4.67B

Top Destination (2018): United States, $2.83B

Paper Containers are the world's 155th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Paper Containers were China ($4.67B), Germany ($3.45B), United States ($1.98B), Italy ($1.38B), and Netherlands ($1.21B).

In 2018, the top importers of Paper Containers were United States ($2.83B), France ($2.05B), Germany ($1.91B), Netherlands ($1.28B), and Mexico ($1.13B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): China, $544M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): France, $394M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Paper Containers grew the fastest in China ($544M), Netherlands ($275M), Germany ($271M), Italy ($233M), and Poland ($218M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Paper Containers were France ($394M), Germany ($340M), Netherlands ($228M), United States ($160M), and Canada ($145M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.69. This means that most of the exports of Paper Containers are explained by 25 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): China, $4.55B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): France, $1.37B

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

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Paper Containers were China ($4.55B), Germany ($1.54B), Italy ($851M), Poland ($462M), and Turkey ($452M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Paper Containers were France ($1.37B), United States ($852M), Mexico ($718M), United Kingdom ($637M), and Switzerland ($415M).

Trade Forecasts

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

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Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Paper Containers was 8.84%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Paper Containers were Sudan (35%), Bahamas (31%), Zimbabwe (31%), Uzbekistan (28.7%), and Algeria (26.5%).

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Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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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.