About Daniel Workman

Daniel Workman is the founder of World’s Top Exports (WTEx).
He graduated with top marks in attaining a Business Systems Analysis and Design degree from Ryerson University. Daniel also earned a more practical advanced International trade certificate from George Brown College.
Daniel has immersed himself in export research since 2006, when he independently
developed the fledgling international trade topic for an online magazine. Within two years, his articles went from drawing 200 monthly page views to over 12,000 unique visits per day.
Daniel also writes research pieces on request from his global audience, delving into
subjects ranging from Asian inkjet sales for a print magazine in mainland China to an analysis on the world’s richest countries for an Australian educational publication.
Daniel’s true passion is analyzing and synthesizing export data, and presenting that
information in plain language for a global audience
Quotable Quotes: “Just as sales reflect the vital signs of the largest multinational
corporation, exports represent the life blood of the global economy.” Daniel Workman,

Germany’s Top Trading Partners

The world’s third-largest exporter, Germany shipped US$1.339 trillion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents roughly 8.2% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion one year earlier in 2015. From a continental perspective, 65.6% of German exports by value are delivered to other European countries while 18.5% are sold to […]

Chicken Exports by Country

Global sales for fresh chicken shipments amounted to US$5.2 billion in 2015, while the value of frozen chicken exports by country was even higher at $15.2 billion. Overall, the value of fresh chicken exports by country declined in value an average -11% since 2011 when fresh chicken shipments were valued at $4.7 billion. Total frozen […]

Highest Value Taiwanese Export Products

Sophisticated electronic components dominate the list of highest value export products from Taiwan. Alternatively called Formosa or Chinese Taipei, Taiwan has established a reputation for superior-quality computer, telecommunications and automotive components. The following list shows which Taiwanese exports made the most money in sales during 2016. Unlike most information currently available on the web, the […]

Italy’s Top 10 Exports

Italy shipped US$461.6 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 13.6% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 0.6% from 2015 to 2016. Italy’s top 10 exports accounted for 57.5% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World […]

Exported Paintings and Drawings by Country

Paintings and drawings represent subjective art where beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what’s statistically indisputable is that exported artwork places among the fastest-growing commodities sold in the international marketplace. Exported paintings and drawings by country totaled US$27.7 billion in 2015, up by an average 123.1% for all paintings and drawings exporters […]

Top German Trade Balances

Exported cars and medication mixes in dosage were major factors behind Germany’s highest trade surpluses by product. United States and United Kingdom placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Germany gleaned the highest positive trade balances. Germany’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$284.4 billion in 2016, up by 50.1% from […]

Kazakhstan’s Top 10 Exports

Kazakhstan shipped US$36.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, down by 14.9% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but down by -20% from 2015 to 2016. Kazakhstan’s top 10 exports accounted for 91.2% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World […]

Beauty Cosmetics and Skincare Exports by Country

Beauty cosmetics and skincare exports by country totaled US$37.6 billion in 2015, up by 15.4% for all beauty cosmetics and skincare exporters over the five-year period starting in 2011. However, sales for these specialized personal care exports dipped -1.8% from 2014 to 2015. Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported […]