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

China’s Top Trading Partners

The world’s largest exporter by value, China shipped US$2.263 trillion worth of products around the globe in 2017 according to the latest statistics reported by the International Trade Centre as of November 13, 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 2.5% improvement over 2013 and a year-over-year 7.9% gain from 2016 to 2017. From a continental […]

Rice Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported rice totaled US$21.5 billion in 2017. The overall value of rice imports for all buyer countries was down by an average -9.4% since 2013 when rice purchases were valued at $23.7 billion. Global rice imports appreciated by 6% from 2016 to 2017. Among continents, Asian countries consumed the highest dollar worth […]

Alabama’s Top 10 Exports

Nicknamed “The Heart of Dixie” and “The Cotton State” located in America’s southeastern region, Alabama shipped US$21.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a 6.3% uptick from 2016 to 2017 and an 11.6% gain since 2014. Alabama is America’s 21st-biggest exporter by state behind front-runners Texas, California, Washington […]

Pakistan’s Top 10 Imports

Pakistan imported US$57.4 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2017, up by 31.2% since 2013 and up by 22.2% from 2016 to 2017. From January to June 2018, goods imported into Pakistan were valued at $32.2 billion. This 6-month metric puts Pakistani imports on track for an annualized $64.4 billion estimated for […]

Electricity Exports by Country

International sales revenue from electricity exports by country totaled US$30.7 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of exported electrical energy retreated by an average -10.2% for all exporting countries since 2013 when electricity shipments were valued at $34.2 billion. Year over year, exported electricity appreciated by 19.3% from 2016 to 2017. Among continents, European countries […]

Maryland’s Top 10 Exports

Nicknamed “Old Line State” and “Free State” located in the Mid-Atlantic region and along America’s eastern coast, Maryland shipped US$9.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a -4.8% downtick from 2016 to 2017 but a -24.8% decline since 2014. Maryland is America’s 32nd-biggest exporter by state behind front-runners […]

Italy’s Top 10 Exports

Italy shipped US$506.3 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -2.3% since 2013 but up by 9.7% from 2016 to 2017. From January to July 2018, Italy’s exported goods were valued at $330.1 billion. This 7-month metric puts Italian exports on track for an annualized $565.9 billion estimated for all 2018. […]

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 […]