HS Icon Postage Stamps

4907 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $2.82B, Rnk 646 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $759M | $713M, United Arab Emirates | Nigeria

2019
Product Complexity
: -1.06, Rnk 792 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: 12.4%, Rnk 57 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 5.13%, Rnk 804 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.016%, Rnk 646 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Postage Stamps. In 2019, Postage Stamps were the world's 646th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.82B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Postage Stamps grew by 12.4%, from  $2.51B to $2.82B. Trade in Postage Stamps represent 0.016% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Postage Stamps  were United Arab Emirates ($759M), United Kingdom ($352M), Malta ($187M), Germany ($186M), and Switzerland ($176M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Postage Stamps were Nigeria ($713M), Malawi ($270M), South Africa ($204M), China ($179M), and Syria ($87M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Postage Stamps was 5.13%, making it the 804th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Postage Stamps are Algeria (25.6%), Mauritania (20%), Fiji (18%), Bahamas (16.4%), and Cameroon (16.3%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Cote d'Ivoire (0%), Ghana (0%), Guinea (0%), Liberia (0%), and Mali (0%).

Ranking: Postage Stamps ranks 792nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): United Arab Emirates, $759M

Top Destination (2019): Nigeria, $713M

Postage Stamps are the world's 646th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Postage Stamps were United Arab Emirates ($759M), United Kingdom ($352M), Malta ($187M), Germany ($186M), and Switzerland ($176M).

In 2019, the top importers of Postage Stamps were Nigeria ($713M), Malawi ($270M), South Africa ($204M), China ($179M), and Syria ($87M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): United Arab Emirates, $687M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Nigeria, $681M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Postage Stamps grew the fastest in United Arab Emirates ($687M), United Kingdom ($177M), Malta ($75.7M), Bulgaria ($34.7M), and Switzerland ($7.5M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Postage Stamps were Nigeria ($681M), Malawi ($226M), Ghana ($50.2M), Germany ($31.4M), and Uganda ($25.7M).

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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 Postage Stamps.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.23. This means that most of the exports of Postage Stamps are explained by 18 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): United Arab Emirates, $755M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): Nigeria, $713M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Postage Stamps were United Arab Emirates ($755M), United Kingdom ($323M), Malta ($185M), Switzerland ($160M), and Germany ($125M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Postage Stamps were Nigeria ($713M), Malawi ($270M), South Africa ($147M), China ($89.6M), and Syria ($87M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Postage Stamps, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Documents of title (bonds etc), unused... ($2.82B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Postage Stamps was 5.13%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Postage Stamps were Algeria (25.6%), Mauritania (20%), Fiji (18%), Bahamas (16.4%), and Cameroon (16.3%).

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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.