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3808 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Pesticides. In 2019, Pesticides were the world's 96th most traded product, with a total trade of $36.4B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Pesticides decreased by -1.71%, from $37B to $36.4B. Trade in Pesticides represent 0.2% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Pesticides  were China ($5.25B), United States ($4.24B), Germany ($4.09B), France ($4B), and India ($2.63B).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Pesticides were Brazil ($3.75B), France ($2.01B), United States ($1.58B), Germany ($1.57B), and Canada ($1.43B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Pesticides was 5.82%, making it the 725th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Pesticides are Algeria (18.3%), Syria (18%), Iran (16%), Bangladesh (14.3%), and Bahamas (13.1%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Madagascar (0%), Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Pesticides ranks 552nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Insecticides are used to kill insects, rodenticides are used to kill rodents, fungicides are used to kill fungi, herbicides are used to kill plants, anti-sprouting products are used to prevent sprouting, plant-growth regulators are used to promote growth, disinfectants are used to clean and sanitize, and similar products are used for other purposes.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $5.25B

Top Destination (2019): Brazil, $3.75B

Pesticides are the world's 96th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Pesticides were China ($5.25B), United States ($4.24B), Germany ($4.09B), France ($4B), and India ($2.63B).

In 2019, the top importers of Pesticides were Brazil ($3.75B), France ($2.01B), United States ($1.58B), Germany ($1.57B), and Canada ($1.43B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): France, $284M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Brazil, $688M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Pesticides grew the fastest in France ($284M), India ($238M), United Kingdom ($116M), Colombia ($93.8M), and Brazil ($41.7M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Pesticides were Brazil ($688M), Iran ($81.3M), China ($77.4M), United Kingdom ($62.8M), and Mexico ($47.3M).

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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 Pesticides.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.49. This means that most of the exports of Pesticides are explained by 22 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $4.39B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): Brazil, $3.4B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Pesticides were China ($4.39B), United States ($2.67B), Germany ($2.52B), India ($2.05B), and France ($1.99B).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Pesticides were Brazil ($3.4B), Canada ($1.3B), Ukraine ($845M), Russia ($613M), and Poland ($551M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Pesticides, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Herbicides, sprouting and growth regulators ($12.1B), Insecticides, packaged for retail sale ($10.8B), Fungicides, packaged for retail sale ($8.74B), Disinfectants, packaged for retail sale ($2.59B), and Pesticides, rodenticides, nes, for retail sale ($2.15B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Pesticides was 5.82%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Pesticides were Algeria (18.3%), Syria (18%), Iran (16%), Bangladesh (14.3%), and Bahamas (13.1%).

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