Archives for September 2015

Fastest-Growing North Korean Export Products

Five of the 15 fastest-growing North Korean export products posted gains exceeding 1,000% from 2010 to 2014. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at the 6, 8 or 10-digit code level. Fastest-Growing North […]

Fastest-Growing Barbadian Export Products

Six of the 15 fastest-growing Barbadian export products posted a gain in value exceeding 500% from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 600% for artificial flowers and hair to 11,315% for oil shipments. Overall, Barbadian exports rose 53.3% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code […]

Fastest-Growing Cuban Export Products

Four of the 15 fastest-growing Cuban export products posted a gain in value exceeding 1,000% from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 1,144% for Cuba’s rubber to 69,900% for the base metal cobalt. Overall, Cuban exports declined in value by 16.8% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized […]

World’s Top Export Countries

Global exports totaled an estimated US$18.659 trillion in 2014, up 23.9% from $15.054 trillion in 2010. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database, the total Gross Domestic Product for all countries amounted to $107.921 trillion in 2014. Therefore, exports accounted for about 17.3% of worldwide economic output.  Given the earth’s […]

Fastest-Growing South American Export Countries

Overall, the average increase in the total value of all South American shipments was 14.5% from 2010 to 2014. Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador posted the highest export increases, while Suriname was the laggard recording a 5.3% value decline over the 5-year period. Fastest-Growing South American Export Countries Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing […]

Fastest-Growing European Export Countries

The average increase in the total value of all European shipments was 20.4% from 2010 to 2014. Boasting a 177.8% gain, Gibraltar was the only geographical entity to more than double its exports over the 5-year period. The tiny British Overseas Territory has a population of 32,200 and is located on the southern end of […]

Fastest-Growing Venezuelan Export Products

Seven of the 15 fastest-growing Venezuelan export products posted a gain in value exceed 1,000% from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 1,122% for Venezuela’s dairy exports to 252,291% for meat and seafood preparations. Overall, exports from this South American nation rose 5.3% in value over the 5-year period. This international trade metric was weighted […]

Fastest-Growing Middle Eastern Export Countries

After analyzing 2014 export data, we found 12 Middle Eastern countries that increased their export sales from 2010 to 2014. The minimum gain in value was 1.8% for Egypt up to Qatar’s 75.5% appreciation. Four other nations posted declines in the value of their shipments: Iran (down 21.6%), Lebanon (down 22.1%), Palestine (down 81.7%) and […]