Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Paper Goods. In 2019, Paper Goods were the world's 14th most traded product, with a total trade of $274B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Paper Goods decreased by -6.42%, from $293B to $274B. Trade in Paper Goods represent 1.51% of total world trade.

Exports In 2019 the top exporters of Paper Goods  were United States ($28.9B), China ($28.3B), Germany ($27.4B), Canada ($15B), and Sweden ($12.2B).

Imports In 2019 the top importers of Paper Goods were United States ($25.9B), China ($24.6B), Germany ($20.9B), France ($12.7B), and United Kingdom ($11.2B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Paper Goods was 6.36%, making it the 18th lowest tariff using the Section product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Paper Goods are Bahamas (31.7%), Bermuda (22.5%), Iran (16.6%), Algeria (16.6%), and Bangladesh (15.6%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Singapore (0%), and Turkey (0%).

Ranking Paper Goods ranks 9th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): United States, $28.9B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $25.9B

Paper Goods are the world's 14th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Paper Goods were United States ($28.9B), China ($28.3B), Germany ($27.4B), Canada ($15B), and Sweden ($12.2B).

In 2019, the top importers of Paper Goods were United States ($25.9B), China ($24.6B), Germany ($20.9B), France ($12.7B), and United Kingdom ($11.2B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $2.02B

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Nigeria, $698M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Paper Goods grew the fastest in China ($2.02B), United Arab Emirates ($796M), Malaysia ($276M), Vietnam ($211M), and Turkey ($141M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Paper Goods were Nigeria ($698M), Malaysia ($327M), Malawi ($225M), United Arab Emirates ($182M), and Vietnam ($127M).

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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 Paper Goods.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 5.02. This means that most of the exports of Paper Goods are explained by 32 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Finland, $10.2B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): Mexico, $4.93B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Paper Goods were Finland ($10.2B), Sweden ($9.75B), Brazil ($8.79B), Germany ($6.54B), and Canada ($6.22B).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Paper Goods were Mexico ($4.93B), France ($4.01B), United Kingdom ($3.62B), India ($3.2B), and Vietnam ($2.15B).

Disaggregation

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Disaggregation

In 2019, the world most traded Paper Goods, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Chem wood pulp, soda/sulphate, non-conifer, bleached ($17B), Chem wood pulp, soda or sulphate,... ($16.4B), Sanitary articles of paper, sanitary towels,... ($16B), Printed reading books, except dictionaries etc ($14.1B), and Paper, fine, woodfree, 40 - 150... ($13.4B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Paper Goods was 6.36%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Paper Goods were Bahamas (31.7%), Bermuda (22.5%), Iran (16.6%), Algeria (16.6%), and Bangladesh (15.6%).

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.