HS Icon Photographic Chemicals

3707 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $6.98B, Rnk 413 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $3.24B | $1.38B, Japan | China

2019
Product Complexity
: 2.11, Rnk 4 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: -1.08%, Rnk 478 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 6.83%, Rnk 625 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.039%, Rnk 413 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Photographic Chemicals. In 2019, Photographic Chemicals were the world's 413th most traded product, with a total trade of $6.98B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Photographic Chemicals decreased by -1.08%, from  $7.05B to $6.98B. Trade in Photographic Chemicals represent 0.039% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Photographic Chemicals  were Japan ($3.24B), South Korea ($654M), United States ($585M), Netherlands ($528M), and Germany ($354M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.38B), Chinese Taipei ($812M), United States ($694M), South Korea ($440M), and Germany ($439M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Photographic Chemicals was 6.83%, making it the 625th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Photographic Chemicals are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Malawi (22.7%), Zambia (22.7%), and Sudan (21.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), South Africa (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Photographic Chemicals ranks 4th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Chemical preparations for photographic uses are used to make the development of photographs possible. These preparations include, but are not limited to, chemicals such as nitrate salts, sodium thiosulfate, potassium bromide, potassium iodide, silver nitrate, ammonium thiocyanate, and magnesium sulfate.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Japan, $3.24B

Top Destination (2019): China, $1.38B

Photographic Chemicals are the world's 413th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Photographic Chemicals were Japan ($3.24B), South Korea ($654M), United States ($585M), Netherlands ($528M), and Germany ($354M).

In 2019, the top importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.38B), Chinese Taipei ($812M), United States ($694M), South Korea ($440M), and Germany ($439M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Chinese Taipei, $71.1M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): China, $89.7M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Photographic Chemicals grew the fastest in Chinese Taipei ($71.1M), South Korea ($50.5M), United States ($25.6M), Romania ($15.6M), and Belgium ($11.3M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($89.7M), Hong Kong ($74.8M), Chinese Taipei ($31.4M), Israel ($15.8M), and Ireland ($14.5M).

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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 Photographic Chemicals.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.03. This means that most of the exports of Photographic Chemicals are explained by 8 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Japan, $3.16B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $1.07B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Photographic Chemicals were Japan ($3.16B), Netherlands ($332M), South Korea ($214M), Belgium ($38.3M), and Hungary ($16.9M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.07B), Chinese Taipei ($520M), United Kingdom ($251M), Hong Kong ($232M), and France ($169M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Photographic Chemicals, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Chemical preparations for photographic uses, nes ($6.54B) and Sensitising emulsions ($439M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Photographic Chemicals was 6.83%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Photographic Chemicals were Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Malawi (22.7%), Zambia (22.7%), and Sudan (21.9%).

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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.