HS Icon Polycarbonates, in primary forms

390740 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

World Trade (2019): $10.4B, Rnk 295 / 4648

Top Exporter (2019): $1.38B, South Korea

Top Importer (2019): $3.15B, China

Product Complexity (2019): 1.56, Rnk 184 / 4826

Export Growth (CAGR)(2018 - 2019): -16.3%, Rnk 4007 / 4648

Mean Tariff (2018): 3.92%, Rnk 5055 / 6538

Share of World Trade (2019): 0.057%, Rnk 295 / 4648

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Polycarbonates, in primary forms. In 2019, Polycarbonates, in primary forms were the world's 295th most traded product, with a total trade of $10.4B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Polycarbonates, in primary forms decreased by -16.3%, from  $12.4B to $10.4B. Trade in Polycarbonates, in primary forms represent 0.057% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Polycarbonates, in primary forms  were South Korea ($1.38B), United States ($1.15B), Germany ($934M), Thailand ($870M), and Chinese Taipei ($835M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Polycarbonates, in primary forms were China ($3.15B), Mexico ($686M), Hong Kong ($506M), Germany ($424M), and India ($380M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Polycarbonates, in primary forms was 3.92%, making it the 5055th lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

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

Ranking: Polycarbonates, in primary forms ranks 184th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Polycarbonates are most commonly used in the manufacturing of plastics such as compact discs, DVDs, and automobile windscreens. They are also used in food packaging, including for some types of yogurt and apple sauce, and in building construction, such as for the cladding and panelling of buildings and for insulating windows.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): South Korea, $1.38B

Top Destination (2019): China, $3.15B

Polycarbonates, in primary forms are the world's 295th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Polycarbonates, in primary forms were South Korea ($1.38B), United States ($1.15B), Germany ($934M), Thailand ($870M), and Chinese Taipei ($835M).

In 2019, the top importers of Polycarbonates, in primary forms were China ($3.15B), Mexico ($686M), Hong Kong ($506M), Germany ($424M), and India ($380M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Saudi Arabia, $95.8M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): United States, $34.4M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Polycarbonates, in primary forms grew the fastest in Saudi Arabia ($95.8M), Malaysia ($42.9M), Vietnam ($9.89M), Chile ($8.87M), and Canada ($7.96M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Polycarbonates, in primary forms were United States ($34.4M), Russia ($12.3M), Netherlands ($9.46M), Canada ($9.06M), and Egypt ($8.02M).

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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 Polycarbonates, in primary forms.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.03. This means that most of the exports of Polycarbonates, in primary forms are explained by 16 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): South Korea, $1.19B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $2.45B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Polycarbonates, in primary forms were South Korea ($1.19B), United States ($792M), Thailand ($773M), Saudi Arabia ($666M), and Japan ($547M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Polycarbonates, in primary forms were China ($2.45B), Mexico ($667M), Hong Kong ($443M), India ($374M), and Vietnam ($278M).

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Polycarbonates, in primary forms was 3.92%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Polycarbonates, in primary forms 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.