HS Icon Refractory Ceramics

6903 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $2.1B, Rnk 710 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $340M | $243M, China | United States

2019
Product Complexity
: 1.16, Rnk 108 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: -5.87%, Rnk 782 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 5.24%, Rnk 784 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.012%, Rnk 710 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Refractory Ceramics. In 2019, Refractory Ceramics were the world's 710th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.1B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Refractory Ceramics decreased by -5.87%, from  $2.23B to $2.1B. Trade in Refractory Ceramics represent 0.012% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Refractory Ceramics  were China ($340M), Germany ($273M), United States ($272M), Japan ($220M), and Czechia ($125M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Refractory Ceramics were United States ($243M), Germany ($132M), South Korea ($113M), Mexico ($106M), and Italy ($104M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Refractory Ceramics was 5.24%, making it the 784th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Refractory Ceramics are Angola (50%), Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Mauritania (20%), and Republic of the Congo (19.6%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), South Africa (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Lebanon (0%), and Philippines (0%).

Ranking: Refractory Ceramics ranks 108th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Retorts are used to heat chemicals and other materials. They can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic, or metal.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $340M

Top Destination (2019): United States, $243M

Refractory Ceramics are the world's 710th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Refractory Ceramics were China ($340M), Germany ($273M), United States ($272M), Japan ($220M), and Czechia ($125M).

In 2019, the top importers of Refractory Ceramics were United States ($243M), Germany ($132M), South Korea ($113M), Mexico ($106M), and Italy ($104M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): United States, $9.2M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Japan, $7.35M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Refractory Ceramics grew the fastest in United States ($9.2M), Malaysia ($3.32M), Turkey ($2.95M), Singapore ($2.89M), and Japan ($2.55M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Refractory Ceramics were Japan ($7.35M), Belgium ($5.41M), United Arab Emirates ($4.21M), Saudi Arabia ($3.58M), and United Kingdom ($3.44M).

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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 Ceramics.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.14. This means that most of the exports of Refractory Ceramics are explained by 17 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $239M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): Russia, $78.2M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Refractory Ceramics were China ($239M), Japan ($164M), Germany ($141M), Czechia ($105M), and United Kingdom ($57.4M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Refractory Ceramics were Russia ($78.2M), South Korea ($75.4M), Italy ($46M), Chinese Taipei ($45.9M), and Turkey ($31.6M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Refractory Ceramics, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Refractory ceramic articles, >50% alumina or... ($1.18B), Refractory ceramic articles nes ($785M), and Refractory ceramic articles, >50% carbon ($135M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Refractory Ceramics was 5.24%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Refractory Ceramics were Angola (50%), Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Mauritania (20%), and Republic of the Congo (19.6%).

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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.