HS Icon Other Plastic Sheetings

3921 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $27.8B, Rnk 135 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $3.62B | $2.77B, Germany | United States

2019
Product Complexity
: 0.63, Rnk 291 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: 0.11%, Rnk 386 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 9.04%, Rnk 471 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.15%, Rnk 135 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Other Plastic Sheetings. In 2019, Other Plastic Sheetings were the world's 135th most traded product, with a total trade of $27.8B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Other Plastic Sheetings grew by 0.11%, from  $27.8B to $27.8B. Trade in Other Plastic Sheetings represent 0.15% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Other Plastic Sheetings  were Germany ($3.62B), China ($3.08B), United States ($2.96B), Italy ($1.85B), and South Korea ($1.56B).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Other Plastic Sheetings were United States ($2.77B), Germany ($2.11B), Mexico ($1.51B), China ($1.49B), and France ($1.36B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Other Plastic Sheetings was 9.04%, making it the 471st lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Other Plastic Sheetings are Bahamas (41.3%), Fiji (26.4%), Bermuda (25%), Cape Verde (20%), and Tunisia (20%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Lebanon (0%), Singapore (0%), and Switzerland (0%).

Ranking: Other Plastic Sheetings ranks 291st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Plastic plates, sheets, film, foil and strip are all used in different ways. Plates can be used for decoration or as a base for other materials. Sheets are often used to cover walls, ceilings, and floors. Film is usually used to cover windows. Foil is used to wrap food or package products. Strip is often used to create insulation.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Germany, $3.62B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $2.77B

Other Plastic Sheetings are the world's 135th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Other Plastic Sheetings were Germany ($3.62B), China ($3.08B), United States ($2.96B), Italy ($1.85B), and South Korea ($1.56B).

In 2019, the top importers of Other Plastic Sheetings were United States ($2.77B), Germany ($2.11B), Mexico ($1.51B), China ($1.49B), and France ($1.36B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $278M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Vietnam, $142M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Other Plastic Sheetings grew the fastest in China ($278M), South Korea ($250M), Poland ($59.8M), Vietnam ($33.4M), and Chinese Taipei ($27.3M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Other Plastic Sheetings were Vietnam ($142M), Poland ($129M), United States ($97.5M), India ($49.1M), and Hungary ($47M).

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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 Other Plastic Sheetings.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.78. This means that most of the exports of Other Plastic Sheetings are explained by 27 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $1.59B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): Mexico, $1.2B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Other Plastic Sheetings were China ($1.59B), Germany ($1.51B), Italy ($1.12B), Japan ($1.08B), and South Korea ($900M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Other Plastic Sheetings were Mexico ($1.2B), Vietnam ($463M), France ($441M), United Kingdom ($399M), and Hong Kong ($331M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Other Plastic Sheetings, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Plastic sheet, film, foil or strip,... ($15.1B), Sheet etc, cellular of plastics nes ($4.86B), Sheet etc, cellular of polyurethane ($4.15B), Sheet etc, cellular of polymers of... ($2.11B), and Sheet etc, cellular of polymers of... ($1.37B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Other Plastic Sheetings was 9.04%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Other Plastic Sheetings were Bahamas (41.3%), Fiji (26.4%), Bermuda (25%), Cape Verde (20%), and Tunisia (20%).

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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.