HS Icon Vinyl Chloride Polymers

3904 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Vinyl Chloride Polymers. In 2019, Vinyl Chloride Polymers were the world's 194th most traded product, with a total trade of $19B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Vinyl Chloride Polymers decreased by -6.89%, from $20.4B to $19B. Trade in Vinyl Chloride Polymers represent 0.11% of total world trade.

Exports In 2019 the top exporters of Vinyl Chloride Polymers  were United States ($3.74B), Germany ($1.82B), Japan ($1.45B), France ($1.31B), and China ($1.24B).

Imports In 2019 the top importers of Vinyl Chloride Polymers were India ($2.1B), China ($1.25B), Germany ($1.12B), United States ($1.05B), and Italy ($891M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Vinyl Chloride Polymers was 4.54%, making it the 912th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Vinyl Chloride Polymers are Bahamas (41.4%), Bermuda (25%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Maldives (19.6%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking Vinyl Chloride Polymers ranks 338th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Polymers of vinyl chloride or other halogenated olefins are used in the production of plastics, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polychloroprene.

Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): United States, $3.74B

Top Destination (2019): India, $2.1B

Vinyl Chloride Polymers are the world's 194th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Vinyl Chloride Polymers were United States ($3.74B), Germany ($1.82B), Japan ($1.45B), France ($1.31B), and China ($1.24B).

In 2019, the top importers of Vinyl Chloride Polymers were India ($2.1B), China ($1.25B), Germany ($1.12B), United States ($1.05B), and Italy ($891M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Saudi Arabia, $123M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): Kuwait, $127M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Vinyl Chloride Polymers grew the fastest in Saudi Arabia ($123M), Japan ($101M), Egypt ($42.5M), Colombia ($26.7M), and Malaysia ($22.4M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Vinyl Chloride Polymers were Kuwait ($127M), Vietnam ($53.8M), Russia ($51.1M), Nigeria ($34.1M), and Algeria ($26.2M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Vinyl Chloride Polymers.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.43. This means that most of the exports of Vinyl Chloride Polymers are explained by 21 countries.

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

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Vinyl Chloride Polymers, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Polyvinyl chloride in primary forms ($11.4B), Fluoro-polymers nes in primary forms ($2.39B), Polyvinyl chloride nes, plasticised in primary... ($1.84B), Polytetrafluoroethylene in primary forms ($1.1B), and Polyvinyl chloride nes, not plasticised, primary... ($853M)

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Vinyl Chloride Polymers was 4.54%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Vinyl Chloride Polymers were Bahamas (41.4%), Bermuda (25%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Maldives (19.6%).

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.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Vinyl Chloride Polymers to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.