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4909 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $1.31B, Rnk 844 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $737M, China

Top Importer (2018): $432M, United States

Product Complexity (2018): 0.48, Rnk 382 / 1018

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 0.3%, Rnk 1080 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 10.9%, Rnk 372 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.0071%, Rnk 844 / 1225

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Postcards. In 2018, Postcards were the world's 844th most traded product, with a total trade of $1.31B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Postcards grew by 0.3%, from  $1.3B to $1.31B. Trade in Postcards represent 0.0071% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Postcards  were China ($737M), Netherlands ($243M), United Kingdom ($80.2M), Germany ($46.3M), and United States ($18.2M).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Postcards were United States ($432M), United Kingdom ($240M), Germany ($125M), France ($70M), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($45.2M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Postcards was 10.9%, been the 372 lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Postcards are Syria (46%), Iran (40%), Bahamas (32.8%), Egypt (30.2%), and Sri Lanka (29.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Postcards ranks 382nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): China, $737M

Top Destination (2018): United States, $432M

Postcards are the world's 844th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Postcards were China ($737M), Netherlands ($243M), United Kingdom ($80.2M), Germany ($46.3M), and United States ($18.2M).

In 2018, the top importers of Postcards were United States ($432M), United Kingdom ($240M), Germany ($125M), France ($70M), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($45.2M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): Netherlands, $76.8M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): France, $40.7M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Postcards grew the fastest in Netherlands ($76.8M), United Kingdom ($20.8M), Mexico ($7.34M), Singapore ($6.53M), and France ($6.05M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Postcards were France ($40.7M), Germany ($16.3M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($12.7M), Ireland ($10M), and Vietnam ($4.72M).

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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 Postcards.

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.47. This means that most of the exports of Postcards are explained by 5 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): China, $736M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): United States, $414M

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

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Postcards were China ($736M), Netherlands ($201M), Vietnam ($7.41M), Mexico ($7.24M), and Singapore ($5.55M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Postcards were United States ($414M), United Kingdom ($160M), Germany ($78.9M), France ($54.7M), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($35.2M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total trade for Postcards. 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 Postcards was 10.9%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Postcards were Syria (46%), Iran (40%), Bahamas (32.8%), Egypt (30.2%), and Sri Lanka (29.9%).

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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.