HS Icon Sheets/plates of polarising material

900120 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Sheets/plates of polarising material. In 2019, Sheets/plates of polarising material were the world's 466th most traded product, with a total trade of $6.71B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Sheets/plates of polarising material decreased by -2.31%, from $6.87B to $6.71B. Trade in Sheets/plates of polarising material represent 0.037% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Sheets/plates of polarising material  were Japan ($2.67B), South Korea ($2.1B), Chinese Taipei ($981M), China ($639M), and United States ($229M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Sheets/plates of polarising material were China ($3.88B), Hong Kong ($675M), Vietnam ($622M), South Korea ($618M), and Chinese Taipei ($475M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Sheets/plates of polarising material was 4.41%, making it the 4607th lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Sheets/plates of polarising material are Bahamas (40.2%), Cambodia (35%), Ethiopia (29.7%), Bermuda (25%), and Jordan (23.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), Tanzania (0%), and Uganda (0%).

Ranking: Sheets/plates of polarising material ranks 2nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Polarising material is used to remove glare from windows and objects such as car dashboards, LCD screens, and TV screens. It is also used in some kinds of sunglasses.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Japan, $2.67B

Top Destination (2019): China, $3.88B

Sheets/plates of polarising material are the world's 466th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Sheets/plates of polarising material were Japan ($2.67B), South Korea ($2.1B), Chinese Taipei ($981M), China ($639M), and United States ($229M).

In 2019, the top importers of Sheets/plates of polarising material were China ($3.88B), Hong Kong ($675M), Vietnam ($622M), South Korea ($618M), and Chinese Taipei ($475M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): South Korea, $152M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): China, $145M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Sheets/plates of polarising material grew the fastest in South Korea ($152M), Vietnam ($12.5M), Netherlands ($2.25M), Germany ($1.26M), and Ukraine ($571k).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Sheets/plates of polarising material were China ($145M), Japan ($66.4M), Italy ($1.99M), Philippines ($1.67M), and Germany ($1.48M).

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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 Sheets/plates of polarising material.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.08. This means that most of the exports of Sheets/plates of polarising material are explained by 4 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Japan, $2.43B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $3.24B

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Sheets/plates of polarising material were Japan ($2.43B), South Korea ($1.48B), Chinese Taipei ($506M), United States ($191M), and Germany ($5.43M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Sheets/plates of polarising material were China ($3.24B), Hong Kong ($642M), Vietnam ($600M), Malaysia ($33M), and Philippines ($21.2M).

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Sheets/plates of polarising material was 4.41%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Sheets/plates of polarising material were Bahamas (40.2%), Cambodia (35%), Ethiopia (29.7%), Bermuda (25%), and Jordan (23.4%).

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.