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6902 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Refractory Bricks. In 2019, Refractory Bricks were the world's 538th most traded product, with a total trade of $4.38B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Refractory Bricks decreased by -6.91%, from $4.71B to $4.38B. Trade in Refractory Bricks represent 0.024% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Refractory Bricks  were China ($1.54B), Germany ($600M), Austria ($260M), United States ($228M), and India ($216M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Refractory Bricks were India ($287M), South Korea ($234M), United States ($224M), Japan ($216M), and Germany ($186M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Refractory Bricks was 6.37%, making it the 664th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Refractory Bricks are Angola (50%), Bahamas (40.2%), Sri Lanka (25.6%), Bermuda (25%), and Tunisia (20%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), Tanzania (0%), and Uganda (0%).

Ranking: Refractory Bricks ranks 458th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Refractory bricks, blocks, tiles and similar refractory ceramic constructional goods are used in the production of other goods. They can be made from a variety of materials, including clay, sandstone, and limestone.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $1.54B

Top Destination (2019): India, $287M

Refractory Bricks are the world's 538th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Refractory Bricks were China ($1.54B), Germany ($600M), Austria ($260M), United States ($228M), and India ($216M).

In 2019, the top importers of Refractory Bricks were India ($287M), South Korea ($234M), United States ($224M), Japan ($216M), and Germany ($186M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): India, $33.9M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Japan, $50.8M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Refractory Bricks grew the fastest in India ($33.9M), Thailand ($9.06M), Bulgaria ($6.86M), Vietnam ($5.04M), and Jamaica ($4.68M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Refractory Bricks were Japan ($50.8M), Uzbekistan ($25.8M), Ukraine ($16.4M), Turkey ($15.4M), and United Arab Emirates ($11.2M).

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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 Refractory Bricks.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.71. This means that most of the exports of Refractory Bricks are explained by 13 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $1.41B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): South Korea, $206M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Refractory Bricks were China ($1.41B), Germany ($414M), Austria ($221M), Poland ($95.5M), and Italy ($70.7M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Refractory Bricks were South Korea ($206M), Indonesia ($151M), Vietnam ($122M), Mexico ($120M), and Japan ($110M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Refractory Bricks, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Refractory bricks, etc with >50% Mg,... ($1.94B), Refractory bricks etc >50% alumina or... ($1.74B), and Refractory bricks etc nes ($701M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Refractory Bricks was 6.37%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Refractory Bricks were Angola (50%), Bahamas (40.2%), Sri Lanka (25.6%), Bermuda (25%), 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 Refractory Bricks to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.