Overview: This page contains the latest trade data of Sulfates. In 2019, Sulfates were the world's 541st most traded product, with a total trade of $4.34B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Sulfates decreased by -6.25%, from $4.63B to $4.34B. Trade in Sulfates represent 0.024% of total world trade.
Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Sulfates were China ($1.07B), Germany ($350M), Chinese Taipei ($334M), South Africa ($317M), and Finland ($214M).
Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Sulfates were Japan ($502M), Belgium ($378M), United States ($306M), Canada ($192M), and South Korea ($170M).
Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Sulfates was 4.43%, making it the 921st lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.
The countries with the highest import tariffs for Sulfates are Bahamas (40.3%), Bermuda (25%), Nepal (14.8%), Maldives (14.7%), and Romania (13.6%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Mauritius (0%), South Africa (0%), Zambia (0%), and Hong Kong (0%).
Ranking: Sulfates ranks 632nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).
Description: Sulphates are compounds containing the SO4 ion. They are used in detergents, bleaches, and cleaners. Alums are compounds containing the Al(OH)3 ion. They are used in water purification and as a coagulant in the paper industry. Peroxosulphates are compounds containing the SO3O- ion. They are used in detergents, bleaches, and cleaners.