Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Postcards. In 2019, Postcards were the world's 830th most traded product, with a total trade of $1.39B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Postcards grew by 0.47%, from $1.38B to $1.39B. Trade in Postcards represent 0.0076% of total world trade.

Exports In 2019 the top exporters of Postcards  were China ($750M), Netherlands ($263M), United States ($76.9M), United Kingdom ($74.9M), and Germany ($49M).

Imports In 2019 the top importers of Postcards were United States ($443M), United Kingdom ($231M), Germany ($129M), Canada ($108M), and France ($74.8M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Postcards was 10.9%, making it the 372nd lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Postcards are Syria (46%), Iran (40%), Bahamas (32.8%), Egypt (30.2%), and Sri Lanka (29.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking Postcards ranks 102nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $750M

Top Destination (2019): United States, $443M

Postcards are the world's 830th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Postcards were China ($750M), Netherlands ($263M), United States ($76.9M), United Kingdom ($74.9M), and Germany ($49M).

In 2019, the top importers of Postcards were United States ($443M), United Kingdom ($231M), Germany ($129M), Canada ($108M), and France ($74.8M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Netherlands, $20.1M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): United States, $10.4M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Postcards grew the fastest in Netherlands ($20.1M), China ($12.3M), Vietnam ($5.11M), Germany ($2.7M), and France ($1.6M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Postcards were United States ($10.4M), France ($5.82M), Germany ($3.88M), Poland ($3.45M), and Belgium ($3.17M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

Value

This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Postcards.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.52. This means that most of the exports of Postcards are explained by 5 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $748M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): United States, $366M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Postcards were China ($748M), Netherlands ($227M), Vietnam ($14.9M), Mexico ($4.3M), and India ($3.61M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Postcards were United States ($366M), United Kingdom ($156M), Canada ($99M), Germany ($79.6M), and France ($57.9M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Postcards, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Postcards, printed or illustrated, greeting cards ($1.39B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Postcards was 10.9%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Postcards were Syria (46%), Iran (40%), Bahamas (32.8%), Egypt (30.2%), and Sri Lanka (29.9%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

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.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Postcards to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.