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3802 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Activated Carbon. In 2019, Activated Carbon were the world's 651st most traded product, with a total trade of $2.72B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Activated Carbon decreased by -3.78%, from $2.83B to $2.72B. Trade in Activated Carbon represent 0.015% of total world trade.

Exports In 2019 the top exporters of Activated Carbon  were China ($527M), United States ($398M), India ($221M), Germany ($152M), and Belgium ($142M).

Imports In 2019 the top importers of Activated Carbon were United States ($238M), Germany ($210M), Japan ($175M), South Korea ($159M), and China ($151M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Activated Carbon was 4.14%, making it the 965th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Activated Carbon are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Zambia (13.6%), Algeria (13.3%), and Mauritania (13%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking Activated Carbon ranks 615th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Activated carbon is a material which can adsorb certain chemical substances from a gas, liquid, or solid phase. It is used in air purifiers and water filters to remove odors, chlorine, and other impurities. Activated natural mineral products are a type of activated carbon, made from minerals such as coal, wood, and coconut shells. Animal black is a type of activated carbon made from animal bones. It is used to remove color from sugar and in the textile industry.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $527M

Top Destination (2019): United States, $238M

Activated Carbon are the world's 651st most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Activated Carbon were China ($527M), United States ($398M), India ($221M), Germany ($152M), and Belgium ($142M).

In 2019, the top importers of Activated Carbon were United States ($238M), Germany ($210M), Japan ($175M), South Korea ($159M), and China ($151M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Malaysia, $9.73M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Malaysia, $10.9M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Activated Carbon grew the fastest in Malaysia ($9.73M), Indonesia ($9.39M), Mexico ($8.43M), Japan ($6.86M), and France ($5.7M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Activated Carbon were Malaysia ($10.9M), South Korea ($5.71M), Indonesia ($3.8M), Morocco ($3.47M), and Vietnam ($3.14M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Activated Carbon.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.25. This means that most of the exports of Activated Carbon are explained by 19 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $377M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): South Korea, $152M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Activated Carbon. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Activated Carbon during 2019.

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Activated Carbon were China ($377M), United States ($159M), India ($149M), Philippines ($122M), and Sri Lanka ($87.8M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Activated Carbon were South Korea ($152M), Japan ($70.2M), Canada ($62.9M), Germany ($57.5M), and Russia ($46.1M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Activated Carbon, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Activated carbon ($1.96B) and Activated natural mineral products, animal black,... ($754M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Activated Carbon was 4.14%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Activated Carbon were Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Zambia (13.6%), Algeria (13.3%), and Mauritania (13%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

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.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Activated Carbon to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.