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4819 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $25.3B, Rnk 149 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $5.01B | $2.94B, China | United States

2019
Product Complexity
: -0.61, Rnk 690 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: 1.64%, Rnk 291 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 8.84%, Rnk 488 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.14%, Rnk 149 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Paper Containers. In 2019, Paper Containers were the world's 149th most traded product, with a total trade of $25.3B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Paper Containers grew by 1.64%, from  $24.9B to $25.3B. Trade in Paper Containers represent 0.14% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Paper Containers  were China ($5.01B), Germany ($3.37B), United States ($1.99B), Italy ($1.34B), and Netherlands ($1.15B).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Paper Containers were United States ($2.94B), France ($2.02B), Germany ($1.9B), Netherlands ($1.24B), and Mexico ($1.17B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Paper Containers was 8.84%, making it the 488th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Paper Containers are Sudan (35%), Bahamas (31%), Zimbabwe (31%), Uzbekistan (28.7%), and Algeria (26.5%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Paper Containers ranks 690th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Paper cartons are used for transporting food and other products. They are also used as containers for storing food and other products. Paper boxes are used for transporting and storing items such as books, clothes, and other household items. Cardboard cases are used for transporting and storing items such as shoes, electronics, and other goods. Plastic bags are used for transporting and storing items such as groceries, clothes, and other household items.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $5.01B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $2.94B

Paper Containers are the world's 149th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Paper Containers were China ($5.01B), Germany ($3.37B), United States ($1.99B), Italy ($1.34B), and Netherlands ($1.15B).

In 2019, the top importers of Paper Containers were United States ($2.94B), France ($2.02B), Germany ($1.9B), Netherlands ($1.24B), and Mexico ($1.17B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $327M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Italy, $115M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Paper Containers grew the fastest in China ($327M), Vietnam ($86.8M), Spain ($64.2M), Saudi Arabia ($57.5M), and Poland ($53.1M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Paper Containers were Italy ($115M), Malaysia ($70.2M), Singapore ($52M), Vietnam ($49.7M), and Libya ($39.3M).

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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 Paper Containers.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.71. This means that most of the exports of Paper Containers are explained by 26 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $4.9B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): France, $1.33B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Paper Containers were China ($4.9B), Germany ($1.48B), Italy ($702M), Poland ($511M), and Turkey ($487M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Paper Containers were France ($1.33B), United States ($955M), Mexico ($744M), United Kingdom ($644M), and Switzerland ($449M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Paper Containers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Cartons, boxes & cases, folding, non-corrugated... ($8.85B), Cartons, boxes & cases, of corrugated... ($8.66B), Sacks and bags, of paper, nes,... ($4.18B), Containers, packing, nes of paper ($2.06B), and Sacks and bags, of paper, having... ($1.06B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Paper Containers was 8.84%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Paper Containers were Sudan (35%), Bahamas (31%), Zimbabwe (31%), Uzbekistan (28.7%), and Algeria (26.5%).

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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.