HS Icon Postage Stamps

4907 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $2.37B, Rnk 695 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $244M, Zambia

Top Importer (2018): $233M, South Africa

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 31.6%, Rnk 159 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 5.13%, Rnk 804 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.013%, Rnk 695 / 1225

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Postage Stamps. In 2018, Postage Stamps were the world's 695th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.37B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Postage Stamps grew by 31.6%, from  $1.8B to $2.37B. Trade in Postage Stamps represent 0.013% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Postage Stamps  were Zambia ($244M), Germany ($210M), United Kingdom ($174M), Switzerland ($168M), and United States ($161M).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Postage Stamps were South Africa ($233M), United Kingdom ($231M), China ($170M), Venezuela ($153M), and Bermuda ($69M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Postage Stamps was 5.13%, been the 804 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%).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): Zambia, $244M

Top Destination (2018): South Africa, $233M

Postage Stamps are the world's 695th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Postage Stamps were Zambia ($244M), Germany ($210M), United Kingdom ($174M), Switzerland ($168M), and United States ($161M).

In 2018, the top importers of Postage Stamps were South Africa ($233M), United Kingdom ($231M), China ($170M), Venezuela ($153M), and Bermuda ($69M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): Germany, $153M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): Venezuela, $93.6M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Postage Stamps grew the fastest in Germany ($153M), Zambia ($99.6M), Malta ($98.6M), Singapore ($72.5M), and United States ($63.7M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Postage Stamps were Venezuela ($93.6M), Armenia ($57.8M), United Kingdom ($57.5M), Syria ($41.2M), and Madagascar ($37.8M).

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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 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.79. This means that most of the exports of Postage Stamps are explained by 27 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): Zambia, $233M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): South Africa, $216M

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 2018.

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Postage Stamps were Zambia ($233M), Germany ($180M), Switzerland ($145M), Russia ($123M), and United States ($106M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Postage Stamps were South Africa ($216M), Venezuela ($153M), Bermuda ($69M), Syria ($66.5M), and China ($66.4M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total trade for Postage Stamps. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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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.