HS Icon Rubber surgical gloves

401511 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

World Trade (2019): $1.78B, Rnk 1416 / 4648

Top Exporter (2019): $619M, Malaysia

Top Importer (2019): $474M, United States

Product Complexity (2019): 0.16, Rnk 2347 / 4826

Export Growth (CAGR)(2018 - 2019): 0.62%, Rnk 1388 / 4648

Mean Tariff (2018): 5.78%, Rnk 3710 / 6538

Share of World Trade (2019): 0.0098%, Rnk 1416 / 4648

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Rubber surgical gloves. In 2019, Rubber surgical gloves were the world's 1416th most traded product, with a total trade of $1.78B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Rubber surgical gloves grew by 0.62%, from  $1.77B to $1.78B. Trade in Rubber surgical gloves represent 0.0098% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Rubber surgical gloves  were Malaysia ($619M), Thailand ($335M), China ($212M), Germany ($150M), and Sri Lanka ($83.4M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($474M), Germany ($137M), United Kingdom ($86.2M), Netherlands ($84.4M), and Turkey ($74.5M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Rubber surgical gloves was 5.78%, making it the 3710th lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Rubber surgical gloves are Iran (35%), Algeria (26.6%), Tunisia (20%), Samoa (20%), and Pakistan (19.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Cote d'Ivoire (0%), Ghana (0%), Guinea (0%), and Kenya (0%).

Ranking: Rubber surgical gloves ranks 2347th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Rubber surgical gloves are used to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens. They are made of latex or non-latex rubber that is powdered with a chemical called carboxylic acid which reduces the surface tension of the latex allowing it to slip on and off easily and to resist tearing.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Malaysia, $619M

Top Destination (2019): United States, $474M

Rubber surgical gloves are the world's 1416th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Rubber surgical gloves were Malaysia ($619M), Thailand ($335M), China ($212M), Germany ($150M), and Sri Lanka ($83.4M).

In 2019, the top importers of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($474M), Germany ($137M), United Kingdom ($86.2M), Netherlands ($84.4M), and Turkey ($74.5M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Sri Lanka, $26.6M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): United States, $30.2M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Rubber surgical gloves grew the fastest in Sri Lanka ($26.6M), China ($17.8M), Belgium ($13.9M), India ($3.65M), and Germany ($3.37M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($30.2M), United Kingdom ($13.7M), India ($10.1M), Poland ($7.27M), and Turkey ($5.57M).

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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 Rubber surgical gloves.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.18. This means that most of the exports of Rubber surgical gloves are explained by 9 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Malaysia, $613M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): United States, $459M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Rubber surgical gloves were Malaysia ($613M), Thailand ($329M), China ($203M), Sri Lanka ($83.1M), and Belgium ($20.4M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($459M), United Kingdom ($82.1M), Turkey ($70.5M), Japan ($55.1M), and France ($43M).

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Rubber surgical gloves was 5.78%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Rubber surgical gloves were Iran (35%), Algeria (26.6%), Tunisia (20%), Samoa (20%), and Pakistan (19.9%).

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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.