HS Icon Flax Fibers

5301 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Flax Fibers. In 2019, Flax Fibers were the world's 913th most traded product, with a total trade of $962M. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Flax Fibers grew by 41.8%, from $678M to $962M. Trade in Flax Fibers represent 0.0053% of total world trade.

Flax Fibers are a part of Vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn. They include Flax fibre, broken or scutched, Flax fibre, otherwise processed but not spun, Flax tow, waste including yarn waste, garnetted stock, and Flax fibre, raw or retted.

Exports In 2019 the top exporters of Flax Fibers  were France ($544M), Belgium ($270M), Egypt ($27.8M), Belarus ($24.5M), and Lithuania ($23.1M).

Imports In 2019 the top importers of Flax Fibers were China ($448M), Belgium ($156M), India ($99.4M), France ($32.9M), and Lithuania ($30.8M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Flax Fibers was 4.44%, making it the 931st lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Flax Fibers are Bahamas (40.2%), Lithuania (27.3%), Sudan (21.9%), Romania (20.6%), and Bhutan (19.6%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking Flax Fibers ranks 466th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Flax tow is made from the long fibers that are removed from the inner bark of the flax plant. Flax tow is often used to make paper, and can also be used in the production of linen fabric. Flax yarn waste is created when yarn is spun from the flax plant. This waste is often used in the production of paper.

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* Using October 2021 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): France, $544M

Top Destination (2019): China, $448M

Flax Fibers are the world's 913th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Flax Fibers were France ($544M), Belgium ($270M), Egypt ($27.8M), Belarus ($24.5M), and Lithuania ($23.1M).

In 2019, the top importers of Flax Fibers were China ($448M), Belgium ($156M), India ($99.4M), France ($32.9M), and Lithuania ($30.8M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): France, $185M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): China, $174M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Flax Fibers grew the fastest in France ($185M), Belgium ($76.9M), Italy ($7.52M), Egypt ($6.33M), and Belarus ($3.39M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Flax Fibers were China ($174M), India ($38.7M), Belgium ($32M), Lithuania ($8.13M), and France ($8.11M).

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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 Flax Fibers.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 1.94. This means that most of the exports of Flax Fibers are explained by 3 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): France, $511M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $444M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Flax Fibers were France ($511M), Belgium ($114M), Egypt ($24.7M), Belarus ($19.3M), and Italy ($9.82M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Flax Fibers were China ($444M), India ($95.7M), Hong Kong ($22M), Tunisia ($19.4M), and Poland ($17.8M).

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In 2019, the world most traded Flax Fibers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Flax fibre, broken or scutched ($605M), Flax fibre, otherwise processed but not... ($225M), Flax tow, waste including yarn waste,... ($116M), and Flax fibre, raw or retted ($15.3M)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Flax Fibers.
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Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Flax Fibers was 4.44%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Flax Fibers were Bahamas (40.2%), Lithuania (27.3%), Sudan (21.9%), Romania (20.6%), and Bhutan (19.6%).

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 Flax Fibers to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.