HS Icon Technical Use Textiles

5911 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $5.27B, Rnk 487 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $874M, Germany

Top Importer (2018): $590M, United States

Product Complexity (2018): 1.12, Rnk 133 / 1018

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 13%, Rnk 618 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 5.81%, Rnk 726 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.029%, Rnk 487 / 1225

Overview: In 2018, Technical Use Textiles were the world's 487th most traded product, with a total trade of $5.27B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Technical Use Textiles grew by 13%, from  $4.66B to $5.27B. Trade in Technical Use Textiles represent 0.029% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Technical Use Textiles  were Germany ($874M), China ($689M), United States ($609M), Japan ($368M), and Italy ($241M).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Technical Use Textiles were United States ($590M), Germany ($490M), China ($423M), Mexico ($218M), and France ($205M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Technical Use Textiles was 5.81%, been the 726 lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Technical Use Textiles are Bahamas (40.2%), Uzbekistan (27%), Bermuda (25%), Sudan (21.9%), and Brazil (20.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Lebanon (0%), Sri Lanka (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Technical Use Textiles ranks 133rd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): Germany, $874M

Top Destination (2018): United States, $590M

Technical Use Textiles are the world's 487th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Technical Use Textiles were Germany ($874M), China ($689M), United States ($609M), Japan ($368M), and Italy ($241M).

In 2018, the top importers of Technical Use Textiles were United States ($590M), Germany ($490M), China ($423M), Mexico ($218M), and France ($205M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): United States, $152M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): Canada, $65.2M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Technical Use Textiles grew the fastest in United States ($152M), Germany ($101M), China ($78.6M), Netherlands ($53.8M), and Japan ($47.7M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Technical Use Textiles were Canada ($65.2M), United States ($61.7M), Germany ($51.7M), France ($50.1M), and India ($32.2M).

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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 Technical Use Textiles.

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.5. This means that most of the exports of Technical Use Textiles are explained by 22 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): Germany, $384M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): Russia, $95.3M

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

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Technical Use Textiles were Germany ($384M), China ($266M), Japan ($219M), Switzerland ($129M), and Israel ($77.9M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Technical Use Textiles were Russia ($95.3M), Mexico ($88.8M), Indonesia ($84.5M), Vietnam ($83.9M), and France ($69.3M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total trade for Technical Use 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 Technical Use Textiles was 5.81%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Technical Use Textiles were Bahamas (40.2%), Uzbekistan (27%), Bermuda (25%), Sudan (21.9%), and Brazil (20.9%).

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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.