Archives for January 2017

Highest Value Swiss Import Products

Gold, jewelry, diamonds and medicines were among the 20 highest value Swiss import products in 2016. The most valuable Swiss imports also include mobile phones and computers. Fossil fuels including refined and crude oils and petroleum gases also appear among Switzerland’s highest value imports. The following list shows on which product categories Swiss importers spent […]

South Korea’s Top 10 Imports

South Korean imports amounted to US$406.1 billion in 2016, up 25.7% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in. Year over year, Korean import spending dropped by -7% from 2015 to 2016. South Korea’s top 10 imports accounted for almost three-quarters (71%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries during 2016. […]

Biggest Automobile Maker Export Companies

Overall, exported automobile sales totaled US$797.3 billion during 2015, up by 4.1% from $765.9 billion in 2011. Those totals include international trade sales of exported cars, trucks, special purpose vehicles including fire trucks and work trucks like those used in factories and at airports. Automobiles represent 4.7% of the value for all exported products in […]

Switzerland’s Top 10 Imports

Switzerland imported US$268.2 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2016, up by 72.4% since 2009 and up by 5.9% from 2015 to 2016. Switzerland’s top 10 imports accounted for over three-quarters (77%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Swiss imports represent 1.6% of total global imports which […]

Mexico’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of Mexico’s 10 largest export companies manufacture beverages enjoyed by drinkers around the world. Two businesses that export diversified metals also appear on the list, as do two industrial conglomerates. Overall, the value of exports from the Mexico increased by 9% from US$349.3 billion in 2011 to $380.7 billion during 2015. In the analysis […]

Japan’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Japan’s three largest export companies are automobile manufacturers. Four mammoth Japanese electronics conglomerates also rank among the island country’s top 10 exporters. First, some context to give perspective on recent company performance. The overall value of Japanese exports declined by a hefty -24.1% from US$823.2 billion in 2011 to $625 billion during 2015. In the […]

Report Card for Trade Surpluses and Deficits by Country

In 2015, only 56 of 220 countries and other geographic entities posted an overall trade surplus. The trade partners listed below generated more sales revenue from exports than payments due for import purchases. Just 13 of the 56 trading entities generated a surplus that represents growth from their balance 5 years earlier in 2011. The […]

UK Major Trade Balances with America

United States of America is the United Kingdom’s second-biggest trade partner after the European Union. UK’s exports to the US totaled US$69.3 billion in 2015, up by 10.2% over the five-year period starting in 2011. Great Britain’s imports from America amounted to $58.1 billion, down by -6.3% since 2011. Overall, the UK generated a $11.3 […]