Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Knives. In 2019, Knives were the world's 647th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.78B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Knives decreased by -1.48%, from $2.82B to $2.78B. Trade in Knives represent 0.015% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Knives  were China ($1.38B), Germany ($300M), Japan ($166M), Switzerland ($133M), and United States ($102M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Knives were United States ($723M), Germany ($234M), France ($124M), Netherlands ($121M), and Canada ($115M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Knives was 12.7%, making it the 285th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Knives are Zimbabwe (36.5%), Iran (35.6%), Ethiopia (29.7%), Cameroon (29.4%), and Gabon (29.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Singapore (0%), Switzerland (0%), and Norway (0%).

Ranking: Knives ranks 142nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Knives with cutting blades are used to cut and slice food. They can be made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, carbon steel, ceramic, and other materials.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $1.38B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $723M

Knives are the world's 647th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Knives were China ($1.38B), Germany ($300M), Japan ($166M), Switzerland ($133M), and United States ($102M).

In 2019, the top importers of Knives were United States ($723M), Germany ($234M), France ($124M), Netherlands ($121M), and Canada ($115M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $15.5M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): United Arab Emirates, $15M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Knives grew the fastest in China ($15.5M), Czechia ($5.63M), United Arab Emirates ($4.95M), Poland ($4.72M), and Chinese Taipei ($3.07M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Knives were United Arab Emirates ($15M), Russia ($14.3M), Czechia ($9.42M), Saudi Arabia ($8.24M), and Iraq ($6.88M).

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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 Knives.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.18. This means that most of the exports of Knives are explained by 9 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $1.35B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): United States, $621M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Knives were China ($1.35B), Japan ($125M), Switzerland ($106M), Germany ($66.2M), and Chinese Taipei ($47.3M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Knives were United States ($621M), Canada ($112M), France ($65.7M), Russia ($62.2M), and Netherlands ($56.3M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Knives, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Butcher's knives, hunting knives etc ($1.11B), Pocket/pen/other knives with folding blades ($632M), Sets of different knives, cutlery sets ($534M), Table knives ($307M), and Blades for knives for hand use ($197M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Knives was 12.7%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Knives were Zimbabwe (36.5%), Iran (35.6%), Ethiopia (29.7%), Cameroon (29.4%), and Gabon (29.4%).

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