South Asia Tariff Rates 1989-2021

Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead.
  • South Asia tariff rates for 2017 was 5.93%, a 1.38% decline from 2016.
  • South Asia tariff rates for 2016 was 7.31%, a 0.52% decline from 2015.
  • South Asia tariff rates for 2015 was 7.83%, a 0.73% decline from 2014.
  • South Asia tariff rates for 2014 was 8.56%, a 1.51% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%)
South Asia 5.93%
Sub-Saharan Africa 5.67%
Latin America & Caribbean 3.52%
World 2.59%
East Asia & Pacific 2.53%
European Union 1.79%
South Asia Tariff Rates - Historical Data
Year Applied, Weighted Mean, All Products (%) Annual Change
2017 5.93% -1.38%
2016 7.31% -0.52%
2015 7.83% -0.73%
2014 8.56% 1.51%
2013 7.05% 0.17%
2012 6.88% -0.84%
2011 7.72% 0.83%
2010 6.89% -0.62%
2009 7.51% -3.04%
2008 10.55% -1.10%
2007 11.65% 1.36%
2006 10.29% -3.84%
2005 14.13% -5.75%
2004 19.88% 0.30%
2003 19.58% -2.15%
2002 21.73% -1.45%
2001 23.18% 1.76%
2000 21.42% -4.75%
1999 26.17% -2.05%
1998 28.22% 7.41%
1997 20.81% -2.86%
1996 23.67% -21.27%
1995 44.94% -11.43%
1994 56.37% 28.64%
1993 27.73% 0.72%
1992 27.01% -26.52%
1990 53.53% -34.90%
1989 88.43% -34.90%