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

Spain’s Top 10 Exports

Spain shipped US$287.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 29% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 3.5% from 2015 to 2016. Spain’s top 10 exports accounted for 55.9% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World […]

Coal Exports by Country

Global sales from coal exports by country in 2016 amounted to US$74 billion. Overall, the value of coal exports were down by an average -43.8% for all exporting countries since 2012 when coal shipments were valued at $131.6 billion. Year over year, the value of global coal exports dipped -7.1% from 2015 to 2016. Among […]

South Korea’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of South Korea’s 10 largest export companies operate in automotive industry. Two Korean electronics industry players also rank among the Asian country’s top 10 exporters, as do two Korean competitors from the oil and gas sector. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of Korean exports declined by -9.6% […]

Major Export Companies: Alcoholic Beverages

Total exports for alcoholic beverages totaled US$83 billion in 2016, down by -4.6% from $87.1 billion during 2012. Representing almost four-fifths (39.6%) of worldwide alcohol shipments, the value of wine shipments fell by -2.5% from 2012 to 2016. The largest alcohol category at 42.7%, exported liquor depreciated by -9.2%. However, not all types of exported […]

Switzerland’s Top 10 Exports

Exports from Switzerland amounted to US$303.1 billion in 2016, up 75.5% since 2009 when the effects of the Great Recession first kicked in. Year over year Swiss exports increased in value by 3.8% from 2015 to 2016. Switzerland’s top 10 exports accounted for 87.3% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics […]

Diamond Exports by Country

Global sales from diamonds exports by country amounted to US$127.6 billion in 2016. Overall, the value of diamonds exports were down by an average -6.1% for all exporting countries since 2012 when diamonds shipments were valued at $136 billion. Year over year, the value of exported diamonds retreated by a modest -0.8% from 2015 to […]

Top Indian Trade Balances

Crude oil, gold and smartphones were major factors behind India’s highest trade deficits by product. China and Switzerland placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which India experienced the highest negative trade balances. India’s overall trade deficit for all products equaled -US$95.7 billion in 2016, up by 6.7% from -$89.6 billion for 2009. […]

Belgium’s Top 10 Exports

Belgium shipped US$398 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 6.7% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but down by -0.5% from 2015 to 2016. Belgium’s top 10 exports accounted for about two-thirds (65.5%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary […]