Top Countries with Highest Export of Sanitary Pads to Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top Countries with Highest Export of Sanitary Pads to Nepal

Nepal imports a significant amount of sanitary pads. Nepal imported 1.73 million kilograms of sanitary pads worth Rs. 1.05 billion in the fiscal year 2020/21, according to the Department of Customs. In order to reduce student absenteeism and establish a conducive learning environment for females, the Nepalese government started its nationwide Sanitary Pad (Distribution and Management) Procedure at the start of 2020. We've compiled a list of the top nations from which Nepal imports the most sanitary pads.

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

8. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
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The two countries have a lot of potential for economic collaboration. Trade, commerce, and tourism promotion have yet to be fully explored and exploited. Saudi Arabia has significant oil and mineral resources, and Nepal might look into possible collaboration opportunities in this field. The trade balance between Nepal and Saudi Arabia has remained favorable to the Saudis. Plastics, mineral fuels and oils, aluminum, floor covering textiles, and copper are also major imported products. Nepal purchased 1 kg of sanitary pads for 1 thousand rupees in 2020-21, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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

7. Hong Kong

Hong Kong
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Nepal's relationship with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region dates back to the British colonial period in Hong Kong. The Royal Nepalese Liaison Office in Hong Kong was in charge of maintaining the relationship at the time. The Governments of Nepal and Hong Kong SAR can strengthen their connection through cooperating in areas such as tourism promotion, business development, investment promotion, and many more promising areas. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal bought 2 kg of sanitary pads for 3 thousand rupees in 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3
  • Import Quantity : 2 kg

6. United States

United States
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Nepal and the United States have been trading partners for over a decade. The United States is one of Nepal's most important trading partners. It is also one of Nepal's key sources of foreign cash, primarily from garment and carpet exports as well as tourism revenues. Despite the tiny level of bilateral trade, the trade imbalance with Nepal is growing. Nepal imported 21 kilograms of sanitary pads for 165 thousand rupees, according to the Ministry of Finance in 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 165
  • Import Quantity : 21 kg

5. United Kingdom

United Kingdom
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In 1816, Nepal and the United Kingdom established diplomatic ties. In 1965, Nepal and the United Kingdom struck a trade deal. Nepal imported 587 kilograms of sanitary pads from the United Kingdom in 2020-21, worth 282 thousand rupees. Despite our numerous interactions and links, both at the government and individual levels, and in the context of our long-standing cordial and cooperative relations, trade and investment relations between the two countries have largely stayed far below their true potential.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 282
  • Import Quantity : 587 kg

4. Philippines

Philippines
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Nepal and the Philippines established bilateral relations on February 12, 1960, and both nations have enjoyed a healthy relationship that has been nothing but amicable and mutually beneficial for the past 61 years. In 2015, the Philippines ranked Nepal 124th out of 220 countries as a trading partner. The yearly bilateral trade between Nepal and the Philippines is currently valued at USD 1.70 million. Nepal purchased 587 kilograms of sanitary pads worth 282 thousand rupees from China in 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,941
  • Import Quantity : 3,401 kg

3. Taiwan

Taiwan
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The two countries' outstanding traditional ties were documented in a 1955 accord that resulted in diplomatic relations between them. There was friendship, mutual support, understanding, and appreciation of one other's goals and sensitivities. Nepal and Taiwan have a friendly business relationship. Bilateral trade has increased in recent years. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal purchased 3,458 sanitary pads worth 3,941 thousand rupees from Taiwan, a Chinese province, in the fiscal year 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,941
  • Import Quantity : 3,458 kg

2. China

China
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Nepal's second-largest trading partner is China. Nepal has a long and fruitful history with the People's Republic of China. Nepal and China have had a friendly and cordial connection in the past. In 2020-21, Nepal imported 4,53,971 kg of sanitary pads from China, worth 1,95,297 thousand rupees. The two countries may freely trade thanks to open borders at Kodari-Nyalam, Rasuwa-Keyrong, Yari(Humla)-Purang, and Olangchung Gola-Riwu, Kimathanka Riwu, and Nechung(Mustang)- Lizi.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,95,297
  • Import Quantity : 4,53,971 kg

1. India

India
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Nepal's most major trading partner is India. Nepal is among the top 5 trading partners of India. Nepal and India have a long history of trading and commercial relations. During the last eleven months of the fiscal year 2020-21, bilateral trade totaled NRS 976.78 billion, with imports from India totaling NPR 886.59. India supplies sanitary pads to a wide number of countries. One of them is Nepal. In 2020-21, Nepal imported 12,75,404 kilograms of sanitary pads from Nepal with an import value of Rs. 8,51,430 thousand.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 8,51,430
  • Import Quantity : 12,75,404 kg

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8. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
Image Source: TTR Weekly

The two countries have a lot of potential for economic collaboration. Trade, commerce, and tourism promotion have yet to be fully explored and exploited. Saudi Arabia has significant oil and mineral resources, and Nepal might look into possible collaboration opportunities in this field. The trade balance between Nepal and Saudi Arabia has remained favorable to the Saudis. Plastics, mineral fuels and oils, aluminum, floor covering textiles, and copper are also major imported products. Nepal purchased 1 kg of sanitary pads for 1 thousand rupees in 2020-21, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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

7. Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Image Source: Nepal24Hours.com

Nepal's relationship with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region dates back to the British colonial period in Hong Kong. The Royal Nepalese Liaison Office in Hong Kong was in charge of maintaining the relationship at the time. The Governments of Nepal and Hong Kong SAR can strengthen their connection through cooperating in areas such as tourism promotion, business development, investment promotion, and many more promising areas. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal bought 2 kg of sanitary pads for 3 thousand rupees in 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3
  • Import Quantity : 2 kg

6. United States

United States
Image Source: Pinterest

Nepal and the United States have been trading partners for over a decade. The United States is one of Nepal's most important trading partners. It is also one of Nepal's key sources of foreign cash, primarily from garment and carpet exports as well as tourism revenues. Despite the tiny level of bilateral trade, the trade imbalance with Nepal is growing. Nepal imported 21 kilograms of sanitary pads for 165 thousand rupees, according to the Ministry of Finance in 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 165
  • Import Quantity : 21 kg

5. United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Image Source: Nations Online Project

In 1816, Nepal and the United Kingdom established diplomatic ties. In 1965, Nepal and the United Kingdom struck a trade deal. Nepal imported 587 kilograms of sanitary pads from the United Kingdom in 2020-21, worth 282 thousand rupees. Despite our numerous interactions and links, both at the government and individual levels, and in the context of our long-standing cordial and cooperative relations, trade and investment relations between the two countries have largely stayed far below their true potential.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 282
  • Import Quantity : 587 kg

4. Philippines

Philippines
Image Source: National Geographic

Nepal and the Philippines established bilateral relations on February 12, 1960, and both nations have enjoyed a healthy relationship that has been nothing but amicable and mutually beneficial for the past 61 years. In 2015, the Philippines ranked Nepal 124th out of 220 countries as a trading partner. The yearly bilateral trade between Nepal and the Philippines is currently valued at USD 1.70 million. Nepal purchased 587 kilograms of sanitary pads worth 282 thousand rupees from China in 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,941
  • Import Quantity : 3,401 kg

3. Taiwan

Taiwan
Image Source: Viaggi Verde Acido

The two countries' outstanding traditional ties were documented in a 1955 accord that resulted in diplomatic relations between them. There was friendship, mutual support, understanding, and appreciation of one other's goals and sensitivities. Nepal and Taiwan have a friendly business relationship. Bilateral trade has increased in recent years. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal purchased 3,458 sanitary pads worth 3,941 thousand rupees from Taiwan, a Chinese province, in the fiscal year 2020-21.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 3,941
  • Import Quantity : 3,458 kg

2. China

China
Image Source: History.com

Nepal's second-largest trading partner is China. Nepal has a long and fruitful history with the People's Republic of China. Nepal and China have had a friendly and cordial connection in the past. In 2020-21, Nepal imported 4,53,971 kg of sanitary pads from China, worth 1,95,297 thousand rupees. The two countries may freely trade thanks to open borders at Kodari-Nyalam, Rasuwa-Keyrong, Yari(Humla)-Purang, and Olangchung Gola-Riwu, Kimathanka Riwu, and Nechung(Mustang)- Lizi.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,95,297
  • Import Quantity : 4,53,971 kg

1. India

India
Image Source: Designworx

Nepal's most major trading partner is India. Nepal is among the top 5 trading partners of India. Nepal and India have a long history of trading and commercial relations. During the last eleven months of the fiscal year 2020-21, bilateral trade totaled NRS 976.78 billion, with imports from India totaling NPR 886.59. India supplies sanitary pads to a wide number of countries. One of them is Nepal. In 2020-21, Nepal imported 12,75,404 kilograms of sanitary pads from Nepal with an import value of Rs. 8,51,430 thousand.

  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 8,51,430
  • Import Quantity : 12,75,404 kg