HS Icon Rubber surgical gloves

401511 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Rubber surgical gloves. In 2020, Rubber surgical gloves were the world's 1011th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.74B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Rubber surgical gloves grew by 49.6%, from $1.83B to $2.74B. Trade in Rubber surgical gloves represent 0.016% of total world trade.

Rubber surgical gloves are a part of Rubber Apparel.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Rubber surgical gloves  were Malaysia ($881M), China ($417M), Thailand ($370M), Germany ($309M), and Netherlands ($99.8M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($470M), Germany ($227M), United Kingdom ($202M), Austria ($158M), and Turkey ($134M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Rubber surgical gloves was 5.69%, making it the 3838th lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Rubber surgical gloves are Iran (35%), Algeria (26.6%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Tunisia (20%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Cote d'Ivoire (0%), Ghana (0%), Guinea (0%), and Kenya (0%).

Ranking Rubber surgical gloves ranks 2298th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Rubber surgical gloves are used to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens. They are made of latex or non-latex rubber that is powdered with a chemical called carboxylic acid which reduces the surface tension of the latex allowing it to slip on and off easily and to resist tearing.

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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): Malaysia, $881M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $470M

Rubber surgical gloves are the world's 1011th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Rubber surgical gloves were Malaysia ($881M), China ($417M), Thailand ($370M), Germany ($309M), and Netherlands ($99.8M).

In 2020, the top importers of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($470M), Germany ($227M), United Kingdom ($202M), Austria ($158M), and Turkey ($134M).

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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Malaysia, $264M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): United Kingdom, $128M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Rubber surgical gloves grew the fastest in Malaysia ($264M), Germany ($155M), China ($127M), Netherlands ($57.1M), and Indonesia ($42.5M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Rubber surgical gloves were United Kingdom ($128M), Germany ($106M), Austria ($90.3M), Spain ($56M), and Turkey ($55.1M).

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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 Rubber surgical gloves.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.45. This means that most of the exports of Rubber surgical gloves are explained by 10 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Malaysia, $872M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $455M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Rubber surgical gloves. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Rubber surgical gloves during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Rubber surgical gloves were Malaysia ($872M), China ($398M), Thailand ($365M), Germany ($82.4M), and Sri Lanka ($77.3M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Rubber surgical gloves were United States ($455M), United Kingdom ($183M), Turkey ($88.3M), Austria ($86.6M), and Japan ($80.3M).

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Value

In 2019, the world most traded Rubber surgical gloves, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Rubber surgical gloves ($2.74B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Rubber surgical gloves.
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Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Rubber surgical gloves was 5.69%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Rubber surgical gloves were Iran (35%), Algeria (26.6%), Cayman Islands (22%), and Tunisia (20%).

Product Complexity

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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.