Archives for May 2017

Malaysia’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Two of Malaysia’s 10 largest export-related companies are financial services players that play supporting roles to domestic businesses more directly involved in international trade. Maybank is Malaysia’s biggest regional bank and also offers commercial banking services in other countries. A Malaysian investment holding company, Axiata Group Bhd provides global technical and management services via investments […]

Switzerland’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Two of Switzerland’s 10 largest export companies are pharmaceuticals giants, namely Novartis and Roche Holding. The other seven companies span a diverse range of industries, from construction materials to electronics. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of Swiss exports depreciated by -2.4% from US$312.3 billion in 2012 to $304.7 […]

Japan’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Japan’s three biggest export companies are automobile manufacturers. Four mammoth Japanese electronics conglomerates also rank among the island country’s top 10 exporters. The following metrics give some perspective on recent company performance. The overall value of Japanese exports declined by -19.2% from US$798.6 billion in 2012 to $644.9 billion during 2016. In the analysis below, […]

China’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Two behemoths from the energy sector head the list of China’s top 10 major export-oriented companies, a list determined based on company asset value as of May 2017. Also making the list were two companies each from the iron and steel and diversified metals industries while ecommerce portal Alibaba became the leading asset gainer. In […]

Italy’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Four of Italy’s 10 largest companies that directly compete in, or support, international trade transactions are financial institutions. Another mammoth Italian firm is a competitor in the oil and gas sector, while Telecom Italia sells telecommunications services. A distinguished family of specialty stores, Luxottica Group designs, manufactures and distributes fashion, luxury, sports and performance eyewear. […]

Mexico’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Two 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. To give some perspective on the performance of these major Mexican companies, the value of exports from the Mexico were flat from 2015 to […]

Singapore’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of Singapore’s 10 largest companies operate in the food processing industry. Other major export-oriented companies based in Singapore represent a diverse range of businesses, spanning electronics to telecommunications to aerospace products. To give some global trade perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of Singapore exports declined by -19.2% from US$408.4 billion in […]

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 […]