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4818 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $28B, Rnk 133 / 1217

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $4.18B | $2.61B, China | United States

2019
Product Complexity
: 0.0009, Rnk 528 / 961

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: -0.3%, Rnk 415 / 1217

2018
Mean Tariff
: 13.1%, Rnk 267 / 1259

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.15%, Rnk 133 / 1217

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Toilet Paper. In 2019, Toilet Paper were the world's 133rd most traded product, with a total trade of $28B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Toilet Paper decreased by -0.3%, from  $28.1B to $28B. Trade in Toilet Paper represent 0.15% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Toilet Paper  were China ($4.18B), Germany ($2.84B), United States ($1.65B), Poland ($1.63B), and Japan ($1.43B).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Toilet Paper were United States ($2.61B), Germany ($2B), France ($1.46B), United Kingdom ($1.32B), and Canada ($1.27B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Toilet Paper was 13.1%, making it the 267th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Toilet Paper are Iran (44.4%), Angola (40%), Syria (38.8%), Fiji (31.1%), and Cameroon (29.4%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), South Korea (0%), Maldives (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking: Toilet Paper ranks 528th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Toilet paper is used to clean and dry the anus after a bowel movement. Similar paper products are used to dry other body parts, wipe away sweat, or clean the hands.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): China, $4.18B

Top Destination (2019): United States, $2.61B

Toilet Paper are the world's 133rd most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Toilet Paper were China ($4.18B), Germany ($2.84B), United States ($1.65B), Poland ($1.63B), and Japan ($1.43B).

In 2019, the top importers of Toilet Paper were United States ($2.61B), Germany ($2B), France ($1.46B), United Kingdom ($1.32B), and Canada ($1.27B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): China, $604M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Australia, $107M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Toilet Paper grew the fastest in China ($604M), Czechia ($64.7M), Turkey ($39.9M), Poland ($26.9M), and El Salvador ($23.9M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Toilet Paper were Australia ($107M), Japan ($90.7M), Iraq ($54.4M), Vietnam ($51.7M), and Malaysia ($50.9M).

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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 Toilet Paper.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.92. This means that most of the exports of Toilet Paper are explained by 30 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): China, $3.06B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): United States, $958M

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

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Toilet Paper were China ($3.06B), Poland ($1.16B), Italy ($905M), Germany ($838M), and Japan ($815M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Toilet Paper were United States ($958M), United Kingdom ($938M), France ($574M), Australia ($545M), and Iraq ($369M).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Toilet Paper, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Sanitary articles of paper, sanitary towels,... ($16B), Paper handkerchiefs, cleansing, facial tissues, towel ($4.76B), Toilet paper ($4.14B), Household, hospital & sanitary supplies, of... ($1.6B), and Paper tablecloths and serviettes ($1.31B)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Toilet Paper was 13.1%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Toilet Paper were Iran (44.4%), Angola (40%), Syria (38.8%), Fiji (31.1%), and Cameroon (29.4%).

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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.