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, WTEx Research Analyst

Sweden’s Top 10 Exports

A Scandinavian nation in Northern Europe surrounded by Norway to its west, Finland to its east and connected to Denmark via a tunnel that connects its southwest to Denmark, the Kingdom of Sweden shipped US$153.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -8.6% drop since 2013 but a […]

Beauty Cosmetics and Skincare Imports by Country

International purchases of imported beauty cosmetics and skincare products represent US$48.4 billion of global demand in 2017. Overall, the value of beauty cosmetics and skincare products imports rose by 37.1% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of beauty cosmetics and skincare products were valued at $35.3 billion. Year over year, there was […]

Eritrea’s Top 10 Exports

Exported goods from Eritrea totaled an estimated US$286.5 million in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -12.4% decrease since 2013 and a -25.6% downturn from 2016 to 2017. Eritrea is a tiny country located in East Africa, bordered by Sudan to its west, Ethiopia to its south and southwest and Djibouti to its southeast. Northeastern […]

Top South Korean Trade Balances

Exported cars, automotive parts or accessories and electronics components were major factors behind South Korea’s highest trade surpluses by product. China and Hong Kong placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which South Korea experienced the highest positive trade balances. South Korea’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$95.3 billion in 2017, […]

Top Sand Exporters by Country

Sand exports by country totaled US$1.7 billion in 2017, up by 24.1% for all sand shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Globally, the value of exported sand appreciated 31% from 2016 to 2017. Finer than gravel but coarser than silt, sand is material comprised of finely granulated rock and mineral particles. Sand is […]

California’s Top 10 Exports

Nicknamed “The Golden State” stretching along America’s west coast within the Pacific Region, California shipped US$171.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a 5.1% uptick from 2016 to 2017 but a -1.1% setback since 2014. California is America’s second-biggest exporter by state behind Texas. The value of California’s […]

Myanmar’s Top 10 Exports

A sovereign state in Southeast Asia often referred to as Burma, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar shipped US$11.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount results from a 28.9% gain since 2013, but also signals a -4.3% drop from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central […]

Top Exported Hats by Country

Worldwide sales for exported hats and similar headgear totaled US$9.1 billion during 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 16.6% increase since 2013 and a 6.1% uptick from 2016 to 2017. As a head covering, hats are worn for diverse reasons. These encompass protection against the weather, religious purposes, ceremonial celebrations such as graduation, safety and […]