Top 10 Countries with Highest Export of Sanitizers to Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Countries with Highest Export of Sanitizers to Nepal

According to the Department of Customs (DoC), sanitizer imports totaled Rs 264.82 million during mid-July and mid-September. The drop in imports of hand antiseptics was caused by increased manufacturing of the chemical by domestic producers, as well as a decrease in the frequency of COVID-19 infections in recent months. According to government records, Nepal imported sanitizer worth more than Rs 700 million in the previous fiscal year. The most sanitizer was imported from India (worth more than Rs 400 million), with China and the United Arab Emirates coming in second and third place, respectively, in terms of the quantity of sanitizer imported to Nepal.

*The data is collected from the Ministry of Finance and the ranking is done according to the import value.

10. Singapore

Singapore
Image Source: CNN

Singapore and Nepal are both multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual nations. Singapore has been implementing a dynamic social strategy to enhance national identity by preserving the interests of all groups and creating a shared place for people to enjoy social life.Singapore began to shift away from import substitution by luring multinational corporations in the mid-1960s, when only a few other nations used such techniques.According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports totaled $5.33 million in 2020.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 12 kg with an import value of Rs. 21 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 12 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 21

9. Italy

Italy
Image Source: Britannica

Italy has provided development assistance to Nepal, either directly or indirectly, since the country's return to democracy in 1990. Nepal welcomes Italy's willingness to help in rebuilding efforts, particularly in the area of cultural, architectural, and historical monument preservation.Given the potential of bilateral trade, existing trade volume remains modest. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal imported $1.58 million in pharmaceutical items from Italy in 2019. In terms of sanitizer imports, Nepal has imported a total of 24 kilogram sanitizers, with a value of Rs. 44 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 24 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 44

8. New Zealand

New Zealand
Image Source: The Telegraph

Nepal has a close and friendly connection with New Zealand. The climb of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 was a watershed moment between the two countries. Today, the New Zealand Government contributes to the Himalayan Trust on an annual basis and continues to play a role in commemorating significant anniversaries.In terms of trade, New Zealand has a long history of trading with Nepal, mostly through the export of wool and dairy goods.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 55 kg with an import value of Rs. 204 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 55 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 204

7. Bangladesh

Bangladesh
Image Source: Bruker

Since Bangladesh's inception in 1971, bilateral ties between the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal have been progressive. Despite growth in bilateral relations, the two nations' annual trade volume is less than $60 million.The two nations' ties are founded on goodwill, mutual understanding, and collaboration.According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports from Bangladesh totaled US$52.08 million in 2019. Sanitizer, in particular, was imported in the quantity of 1008 kg with an import value of Rs 879 thousand, according to figures.

  • Import Quantity : 180 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1162

6. Malaysia

Malaysia
Image Source: Travel Daily

On January 1, 1960, Nepal and Malaysia established diplomatic ties. Both nations have had warm and cordial ties since the start of diplomatic relations.Nepal exports vegetable products, handicrafts, textiles and clothing to Malaysia, while importing machinery and vehicle parts, vegetable oils, electrical equipment and electronic gadgets, furniture and components, plastic and other chemical goods. Malaysia benefits greatly from bilateral commerce. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports from Malaysia totaled US$99.15 million in 2019.In terms of sanitizer imports, the overall importing amount is 180 kg, with an import value of Rs 1162 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 1,008 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 879

5. Korea

Korea
Image Source: UCEAP

Nepal and South Korea share a great deal of mutual understanding, friendliness, and friendship. Nepal and the Republic of Korea marked the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2004. The Republic of Korea is becoming a more vital and dependable partner in Nepal's economic growth. The amount of commerce between Nepal and the Republic of Korea has increased throughout the years, with the trade balance mainly favoring Korea. The average imports from Korea over the previous three years have been 81620410.67 USD. According to the statistics, sanitizer was imported in the amount of 5004 kg with an import value of Rs 3503 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 5,004 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,503

4. Vietnam

Vietnam
Image Source: Vietnam travel guide | Asia - Lonely Planet

Vietnam and Nepal established diplomatic ties in 1975. The strong historic relationship between Vietnam and Nepal has been fostered and strengthened over the last 44 years by the leaders and peoples of the two nations. Nepalis have always had real and profound feelings for their Vietnamese friends, and they have always supported Vietnam's battle for national independence and reunification. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports from Vietnam totaled US$88.57 million in 2019.In terms of sanitizer imports, the overall importing amount is 30269 kg, with an import value of Rs 15332 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 28,779 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 17,907

3. United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
Image Source: The Economic Times

Nepal's main commercial partner is the United Arab Emirates. The two nations maintain a warm and cordial relationship based on mutual understanding and collaboration at the bilateral level. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, United Arab Emirates imports from Nepal totaled US$2.18 million in 2020. Carpets, automobiles, stones, dairy products,etc are some of the imported goods.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 28779 kg with an import value of Rs 17907 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 30,269 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 15,332

2. China

China
Image Source: Culture Trip

Nepal's connections with the People's Republic of China are centuries old and deeply established. The relationship between Nepal and China has traditionally been amicable and cordial. Chinese commodities account for 15.4 percent of Nepal's overall import trade while accounting for just 1.2 percent of exports. Nepal bought products worth Rs182 billion in the fiscal year 2019-20.The imports include a variety of items, including sanitizer, which is imported in large amounts to Nepal, reaching 3,12,903 kg with an import value of Rs. 1,20,753 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 3,12,903 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,20,753

1. India

India
Image Source: Pigeon Travels

Nepal and India have a long history of economic and trade interactions. Nepal's major trading partner is India. During the last eleven months of fiscal year 2020-21, bilateral trade totaled NRS 976.78 billion, with imports from India totaling NPR 886.59 billion and exports to India totaling NPR 90.19 billion.Nepalese imports have grown significantly over the years. Petroleum products, transportation equipment and parts, other machinery and parts, rice, medication, telecommunication equipment etc.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 17,17,678 kg with an import value of Rs. 4,91,482 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 17,17,678 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 4,91,482

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10. Singapore

Singapore
Image Source: CNN

Singapore and Nepal are both multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual nations. Singapore has been implementing a dynamic social strategy to enhance national identity by preserving the interests of all groups and creating a shared place for people to enjoy social life.Singapore began to shift away from import substitution by luring multinational corporations in the mid-1960s, when only a few other nations used such techniques.According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports totaled $5.33 million in 2020.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 12 kg with an import value of Rs. 21 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 12 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 21

9. Italy

Italy
Image Source: Britannica

Italy has provided development assistance to Nepal, either directly or indirectly, since the country's return to democracy in 1990. Nepal welcomes Italy's willingness to help in rebuilding efforts, particularly in the area of cultural, architectural, and historical monument preservation.Given the potential of bilateral trade, existing trade volume remains modest. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal imported $1.58 million in pharmaceutical items from Italy in 2019. In terms of sanitizer imports, Nepal has imported a total of 24 kilogram sanitizers, with a value of Rs. 44 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 24 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 44

8. New Zealand

New Zealand
Image Source: The Telegraph

Nepal has a close and friendly connection with New Zealand. The climb of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 was a watershed moment between the two countries. Today, the New Zealand Government contributes to the Himalayan Trust on an annual basis and continues to play a role in commemorating significant anniversaries.In terms of trade, New Zealand has a long history of trading with Nepal, mostly through the export of wool and dairy goods.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 55 kg with an import value of Rs. 204 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 55 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 204

7. Bangladesh

Bangladesh
Image Source: Bruker

Since Bangladesh's inception in 1971, bilateral ties between the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal have been progressive. Despite growth in bilateral relations, the two nations' annual trade volume is less than $60 million.The two nations' ties are founded on goodwill, mutual understanding, and collaboration.According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports from Bangladesh totaled US$52.08 million in 2019. Sanitizer, in particular, was imported in the quantity of 1008 kg with an import value of Rs 879 thousand, according to figures.

  • Import Quantity : 180 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1162

6. Malaysia

Malaysia
Image Source: Travel Daily

On January 1, 1960, Nepal and Malaysia established diplomatic ties. Both nations have had warm and cordial ties since the start of diplomatic relations.Nepal exports vegetable products, handicrafts, textiles and clothing to Malaysia, while importing machinery and vehicle parts, vegetable oils, electrical equipment and electronic gadgets, furniture and components, plastic and other chemical goods. Malaysia benefits greatly from bilateral commerce. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports from Malaysia totaled US$99.15 million in 2019.In terms of sanitizer imports, the overall importing amount is 180 kg, with an import value of Rs 1162 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 1,008 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 879

5. Korea

Korea
Image Source: UCEAP

Nepal and South Korea share a great deal of mutual understanding, friendliness, and friendship. Nepal and the Republic of Korea marked the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2004. The Republic of Korea is becoming a more vital and dependable partner in Nepal's economic growth. The amount of commerce between Nepal and the Republic of Korea has increased throughout the years, with the trade balance mainly favoring Korea. The average imports from Korea over the previous three years have been 81620410.67 USD. According to the statistics, sanitizer was imported in the amount of 5004 kg with an import value of Rs 3503 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 5,004 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,503

4. Vietnam

Vietnam
Image Source: Vietnam travel guide | Asia - Lonely Planet

Vietnam and Nepal established diplomatic ties in 1975. The strong historic relationship between Vietnam and Nepal has been fostered and strengthened over the last 44 years by the leaders and peoples of the two nations. Nepalis have always had real and profound feelings for their Vietnamese friends, and they have always supported Vietnam's battle for national independence and reunification. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, Nepal's imports from Vietnam totaled US$88.57 million in 2019.In terms of sanitizer imports, the overall importing amount is 30269 kg, with an import value of Rs 15332 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 28,779 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 17,907

3. United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
Image Source: The Economic Times

Nepal's main commercial partner is the United Arab Emirates. The two nations maintain a warm and cordial relationship based on mutual understanding and collaboration at the bilateral level. According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international commerce, United Arab Emirates imports from Nepal totaled US$2.18 million in 2020. Carpets, automobiles, stones, dairy products,etc are some of the imported goods.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 28779 kg with an import value of Rs 17907 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 30,269 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 15,332

2. China

China
Image Source: Culture Trip

Nepal's connections with the People's Republic of China are centuries old and deeply established. The relationship between Nepal and China has traditionally been amicable and cordial. Chinese commodities account for 15.4 percent of Nepal's overall import trade while accounting for just 1.2 percent of exports. Nepal bought products worth Rs182 billion in the fiscal year 2019-20.The imports include a variety of items, including sanitizer, which is imported in large amounts to Nepal, reaching 3,12,903 kg with an import value of Rs. 1,20,753 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 3,12,903 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,20,753

1. India

India
Image Source: Pigeon Travels

Nepal and India have a long history of economic and trade interactions. Nepal's major trading partner is India. During the last eleven months of fiscal year 2020-21, bilateral trade totaled NRS 976.78 billion, with imports from India totaling NPR 886.59 billion and exports to India totaling NPR 90.19 billion.Nepalese imports have grown significantly over the years. Petroleum products, transportation equipment and parts, other machinery and parts, rice, medication, telecommunication equipment etc.Similarly, sanitizers are imported in huge quantities to Nepal, totaling 17,17,678 kg with an import value of Rs. 4,91,482 thousand.

  • Import Quantity : 17,17,678 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 4,91,482