HS Icon Used Clothing

6309 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

World Trade (2018): $4.38B, Rnk 543 / 1225

Top Exporter (2018): $660M, United States

Top Importer (2018): $195M, Ukraine

Product Complexity (2018): -0.51, Rnk 701 / 1018

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 15.8%, Rnk 484 / 1225

Mean Tariff (2018): 19.2%, Rnk 123 / 1259

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.024%, Rnk 543 / 1225

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Used Clothing. In 2018, Used Clothing were the world's 543rd most traded product, with a total trade of $4.38B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Used Clothing grew by 15.8%, from  $3.79B to $4.38B. Trade in Used Clothing represent 0.024% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Used Clothing  were United States ($660M), United Kingdom ($509M), Germany ($411M), China ($311M), and South Korea ($306M).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Used Clothing were Ukraine ($195M), Ghana ($172M), Poland ($165M), Pakistan ($164M), and Kenya ($164M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Used Clothing was 19.2%, been the 123 lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Used Clothing are Iran (100%), New Zealand (97.3%), Vietnam (96.2%), Syria (46%), and South Africa (45.5%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Ethiopia (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), Hong Kong (0%), and Sri Lanka (0%).

Ranking: Used Clothing ranks 701st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): United States, $660M

Top Destination (2018): Ukraine, $195M

Used Clothing are the world's 543rd most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Used Clothing were United States ($660M), United Kingdom ($509M), Germany ($411M), China ($311M), and South Korea ($306M).

In 2018, the top importers of Used Clothing were Ukraine ($195M), Ghana ($172M), Poland ($165M), Pakistan ($164M), and Kenya ($164M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): United Kingdom, $163M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): Nigeria, $125M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Used Clothing grew the fastest in United Kingdom ($163M), United Arab Emirates ($82.7M), South Korea ($82.3M), China ($39.7M), and Poland ($33.8M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Used Clothing were Nigeria ($125M), Poland ($71.9M), Philippines ($56M), Ghana ($44.1M), and Ukraine ($41.3M).

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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 Used Clothing.

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.58. This means that most of the exports of Used Clothing are explained by 23 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): United States, $644M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): Ukraine, $195M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Used Clothing. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Used Clothing during 2018.

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Used Clothing were United States ($644M), United Kingdom ($461M), Germany ($369M), China ($309M), and South Korea ($285M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Used Clothing were Ukraine ($195M), Kenya ($163M), Ghana ($155M), Nigeria ($134M), and Russia ($130M).

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Used Clothing was 19.2%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Used Clothing were Iran (100%), New Zealand (97.3%), Vietnam (96.2%), Syria (46%), and South Africa (45.5%).

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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.