Archives for May 2017

Germany’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Germany’s three biggest export companies are iconic automobile manufacturers. Three other monolithic German firms compete in the diversified chemicals industry and also rank among Deutschland’s top 10 product exporters. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of German exports declined by -4.9% from US$1.410 trillion in 2012 to $1.341 trillion […]

United Kingdom’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Britain’s 10 largest export companies represent a diverse range of distinct industries: tobacco, diversified metals and mining, energy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals as well as the aerospace and defense sector. From a macroeconomic perspective, the overall value of all export products from the United Kingdom declined by -14.5% from US$481.2 billion in 2012 to $411.5 billion during […]

Crude Oil Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported crude oil totaled US$679.1 billion in 2016. Overall, the dollar value of crude oil imports for all importing countries was down by an average -61.9% since 2012 when crude oil purchases were valued at $1.751 trillion. The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for crude oil is 2709. Among continents, Asian […]

Benin’s Top 10 Exports

Located in West Africa to the east of Nigeria, the Republic of Benin shipped US$527.4 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount results from a 24% gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in, but a -15.7% decline from 2015 to 2016. Formerly called Dahomey, Benin’s top 10 exports […]

Libya’s Top 10 Exports

An economy heavily impacted by lower oil prices, Libya shipped US$6.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount represents a -75.2% decline since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in, and a -39.1% setback from 2015 to 2016. Libya’s top 10 exports are extremely concentrated, accounting for 99.1% of the […]

Nicaragua’s Top 10 Exports

The biggest country found on the Central American isthmus separating the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Nicaragua shipped US$5.3 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount results from a 277.8% gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and a 12.8% uptick from 2015 to […]

Botswana’s Top 10 Exports

A landlocked nation in southern Africa, Botswana shipped US$5.3 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount results from a 54.7 gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in, but a -15.4% decline from 2015 to 2016. Botswana’s top 10 exports are highly concentrated, accounting for 98.1% of the overall […]

Uzbekistan’s Top 10 Exports

A landlocked Central Asian country sharing its southern border with Afghanistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan shipped US$7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount results from a 22.8% gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and a 13.4% uptick from 2015 to 2016. Uzbekistan’s top 10 exports accounted […]