HS Icon Polyamides

3908 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $15B, Rnk 232 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $2.75B | $1.94B, Germany | China

2019
Product Complexity
: 1.58, Rnk 35 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: -10.3%, Rnk 977 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 4.95%, Rnk 824 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.083%, Rnk 232 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Polyamides. In 2019, Polyamides were the world's 232nd most traded product, with a total trade of $15B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Polyamides decreased by -10.3%, from  $16.8B to $15B. Trade in Polyamides represent 0.083% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Polyamides  were Germany ($2.75B), United States ($2.65B), Belgium ($1.11B), China ($933M), and Netherlands ($899M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Polyamides were China ($1.94B), Germany ($1.72B), Italy ($750M), Belgium ($694M), and Japan ($687M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Polyamides was 4.95%, making it the 824th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Polyamides are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Maldives (19.6%), Romania (17.2%), and Aruba (12%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking: Polyamides ranks 35th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Polyamides are used in the production of many materials. Nylon and polyester are examples of polyamides. They are often used in clothing, ropes, and other textile products.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Germany, $2.75B

Top Destination (2019): China, $1.94B

Polyamides are the world's 232nd most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Polyamides were Germany ($2.75B), United States ($2.65B), Belgium ($1.11B), China ($933M), and Netherlands ($899M).

In 2019, the top importers of Polyamides were China ($1.94B), Germany ($1.72B), Italy ($750M), Belgium ($694M), and Japan ($687M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Turkey, $36.1M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Philippines, $19.2M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Polyamides grew the fastest in Turkey ($36.1M), Malaysia ($30.6M), Hong Kong ($17.6M), Canada ($12.7M), and Slovakia ($4.82M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Polyamides were Philippines ($19.2M), Vietnam ($9.66M), Peru ($9.26M), Netherlands ($9.02M), and Turkey ($5.01M).

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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 Polyamides.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.1. This means that most of the exports of Polyamides are explained by 17 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): United States, $2B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $1.01B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Polyamides were United States ($2B), Germany ($1.03B), Netherlands ($645M), Switzerland ($627M), and Belgium ($420M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Polyamides were China ($1.01B), Mexico ($628M), India ($410M), Czechia ($307M), and United Kingdom ($305M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Polyamides, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Polyamide-6, -11, -12, -6,6, -6,9, -6,10... ($11.3B) and Polyamides nes, in primary forms ($3.73B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Polyamides was 4.95%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Polyamides were Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Maldives (19.6%), Romania (17.2%), and Aruba (12%).

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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.