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5603 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $16B, Rnk 229 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $2.66B, China

Top Importer (2018): $1.47B, United States

Product Complexity (2018): 1.03, Rnk 166 / 1018

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 13.7%, Rnk 585 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 11%, Rnk 366 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.087%, Rnk 229 / 1225

Overview: In 2018, Non-woven Textiles were the world's 229th most traded product, with a total trade of $16B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Non-woven Textiles grew by 13.7%, from  $14B to $16B. Trade in Non-woven Textiles represent 0.087% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Non-woven Textiles  were China ($2.66B), Germany ($2.13B), United States ($1.89B), Italy ($1.28B), and Japan ($786M).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Non-woven Textiles were United States ($1.47B), Germany ($1.23B), China ($943M), Japan ($833M), and Mexico ($668M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Non-woven Textiles was 11%, been the 366 lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Non-woven Textiles are Iran (42.2%), Bahamas (40.2%), Ethiopia (34.7%), Uzbekistan (27.7%), and Finland (25%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Lebanon (0%), Sri Lanka (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Non-woven Textiles ranks 166th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): China, $2.66B

Top Destination (2018): United States, $1.47B

Non-woven Textiles are the world's 229th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Non-woven Textiles were China ($2.66B), Germany ($2.13B), United States ($1.89B), Italy ($1.28B), and Japan ($786M).

In 2018, the top importers of Non-woven Textiles were United States ($1.47B), Germany ($1.23B), China ($943M), Japan ($833M), and Mexico ($668M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): United States, $500M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): Canada, $349M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Non-woven Textiles grew the fastest in United States ($500M), Germany ($294M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($140M), Italy ($132M), and Turkey ($96.9M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Non-woven Textiles were Canada ($349M), Germany ($155M), United States ($143M), Poland ($138M), and Netherlands ($81.1M).

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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 Non-woven Textiles.

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.42. This means that most of the exports of Non-woven Textiles are explained by 21 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): China, $1.72B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): Mexico, $568M

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

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Non-woven Textiles were China ($1.72B), Germany ($899M), Italy ($780M), United States ($415M), and Turkey ($391M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Non-woven Textiles were Mexico ($568M), Poland ($408M), United Kingdom ($343M), Canada ($338M), and Vietnam ($246M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total trade for Non-woven Textiles. 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 Non-woven Textiles was 11%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Non-woven Textiles were Iran (42.2%), Bahamas (40.2%), Ethiopia (34.7%), Uzbekistan (27.7%), and Finland (25%).

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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.