HS Icon Raw Plastic Sheeting

3920 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Raw Plastic Sheeting. In 2019, Raw Plastic Sheeting were the world's 51st most traded product, with a total trade of $58.6B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Raw Plastic Sheeting decreased by -3.18%, from $60.5B to $58.6B. Trade in Raw Plastic Sheeting represent 0.32% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Raw Plastic Sheeting  were China ($6.81B), Germany ($6.56B), Japan ($5.67B), United States ($5.22B), and South Korea ($3.23B).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Raw Plastic Sheeting were United States ($5.08B), China ($4.98B), Germany ($3.6B), France ($2.63B), and United Kingdom ($2.17B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Raw Plastic Sheeting was 7.91%, making it the 551st lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Raw Plastic Sheeting are Maldives (55.9%), Bahamas (41.8%), Bermuda (25%), Cape Verde (20%), and Tunisia (20%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Singapore (0%), Switzerland (0%), and Norway (0%).

Ranking: Raw Plastic Sheeting ranks 424th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Non-reinforced plates, sheets, film, foil and strip are used for a variety of purposes, including to make plastic bags, as a base for the production of other plastic products, and as a protective coating.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $6.81B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $5.08B

Raw Plastic Sheeting are the world's 51st most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Raw Plastic Sheeting were China ($6.81B), Germany ($6.56B), Japan ($5.67B), United States ($5.22B), and South Korea ($3.23B).

In 2019, the top importers of Raw Plastic Sheeting were United States ($5.08B), China ($4.98B), Germany ($3.6B), France ($2.63B), and United Kingdom ($2.17B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $476M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Vietnam, $314M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Raw Plastic Sheeting grew the fastest in China ($476M), Oman ($178M), Turkey ($178M), South Korea ($47.3M), and Hong Kong ($36.8M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Raw Plastic Sheeting were Vietnam ($314M), India ($64.3M), Saudi Arabia ($40.2M), United Arab Emirates ($35.9M), and Cambodia ($26.2M).

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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 Raw Plastic Sheeting.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.85. This means that most of the exports of Raw Plastic Sheeting are explained by 28 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Japan, $4.02B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): France, $1.26B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Raw Plastic Sheeting were Japan ($4.02B), Germany ($2.97B), China ($1.83B), South Korea ($1.11B), and Italy ($795M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Raw Plastic Sheeting were France ($1.26B), Vietnam ($1.22B), Mexico ($975M), Russia ($790M), and Hong Kong ($699M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Raw Plastic Sheeting, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Sheet/film not cellular/reinf polymers of ethylene ($15.6B), Sheet/film not cellular/reinf polymers of propylene ($9.91B), Sheet/film not cellular/reinf polyethylene terephthal ($8.33B), Sheet/film not cellular/reinf plastics nes ($6.7B), and Sheet/film not cellular/reinf flexible vinyl polymer ($5.56B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Raw Plastic Sheeting was 7.91%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Raw Plastic Sheeting were Maldives (55.9%), Bahamas (41.8%), Bermuda (25%), Cape Verde (20%), and Tunisia (20%).

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 Raw Plastic Sheeting to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.