Overview: This page contains the latest trade data of Silicones in primary forms. In 2019, Silicones in primary forms were the world's 390th most traded product, with a total trade of $7.93B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Silicones in primary forms decreased by -9.15%, from $8.73B to $7.93B. Trade in Silicones in primary forms represent 0.044% of total world trade.
Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Silicones in primary forms were Germany ($1.87B), United States ($1.34B), Japan ($803M), China ($795M), and Belgium ($567M).
Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Silicones in primary forms were China ($813M), Belgium ($713M), United States ($609M), South Korea ($443M), and Germany ($443M).
Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Silicones in primary forms was 3.89%, making it the 5091st lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.
The countries with the highest import tariffs for Silicones in primary forms are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Maldives (19.6%), Romania (16.5%), and Aruba (12%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritania (0%), Mauritius (0%), and Rwanda (0%).
Ranking: Silicones in primary forms ranks 88th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).
Description: Silicone is most often used in hair care products as a conditioner. It can also be used as an anti-static agent, and to seal hair follicles. Silicone is also used in skin care products, for instance, as a moisturizer and a sunscreen. Silicone grease is often used as a lubricant.