HS Icon Pesticides

3808 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Pesticides. In 2018, Pesticides were the world's 1359th most traded product, with a total trade of $37B. Between 2018 and 2018 the exports of Pesticides decreased by -1.71%, from $37B to $37B. Trade in Pesticides represent 0.012% of total world trade.

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Pesticides was 5.63%, making it the 748th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Pesticides are Algeria (19.4%), Syria (18%), Bangladesh (16.3%), and Iran (16%). 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.


The following visualization shows the latest trends on Pesticides. Countries are shown based on data availability.

For a full breakdown of trade patterns, visit the trend explorer or the product in country profile.

* Using October 2021 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Pesticides are the world's 1359th most traded product.

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country


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.

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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 2018.


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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)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Pesticides.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Pesticides in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Pesticides was 5.63%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Pesticides were Algeria (19.4%), Syria (18%), Bangladesh (16.3%), and Iran (16%).

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.

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.