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Silicones in primary forms

391000 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Silicones, primary forms. In 2020, Silicones, primary forms were the world's 442nd most traded product, with a total trade of $6.6B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Silicones, primary forms decreased by -6.83%, from $7.08B to $6.6B. Trade in Silicones, primary forms represent 0.039% of total world trade.

Silicones, primary forms are a part of Silicone.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Silicones, primary forms  were Germany ($1.55B), United States ($1.1B), China ($763M), Japan ($752M), and United Kingdom ($393M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Silicones, primary forms were China ($826M), United States ($545M), South Korea ($407M), Germany ($326M), and Belgium ($315M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Silicones, primary forms was 3.84%, making it the 5202nd lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Silicones, primary forms are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Maldives (19.6%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritania (0%), Mauritius (0%), and Rwanda (0%).

Ranking Silicones, primary forms ranks 131st 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.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Silicones, primary forms. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Germany, $1.55B

Top Destination (2020): China, $826M

Silicones, primary forms are the world's 442nd most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Silicones, primary forms were Germany ($1.55B), United States ($1.1B), China ($763M), Japan ($752M), and United Kingdom ($393M).

In 2020, the top importers of Silicones, primary forms were China ($826M), United States ($545M), South Korea ($407M), Germany ($326M), and Belgium ($315M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): United Kingdom, $83.5M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Belgium, $96.2M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Silicones, primary forms grew the fastest in United Kingdom ($83.5M), Belgium ($32.3M), Netherlands ($32.2M), Canada ($5.87M), and Vietnam ($3.07M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Silicones, primary forms were Belgium ($96.2M), China ($26M), Ireland ($16.7M), Chinese Taipei ($6.67M), and Lithuania ($6.48M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Silicones, primary forms.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.64. This means that most of the exports of Silicones, primary forms are explained by 12 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Germany, $1.22B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Italy, $192M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Silicones, primary forms. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Silicones, primary forms during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Silicones, primary forms were Germany ($1.22B), Japan ($617M), United States ($560M), United Kingdom ($177M), and France ($88.2M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Silicones, primary forms were Italy ($192M), Mexico ($189M), Vietnam ($160M), South Korea ($153M), and India ($133M).

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Silicones, primary forms.
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Product Complexity

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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.