European Union’s Top 10 Exports

Featuring 28 members prior to the United Kingdom’s planned exit on March 29, 2019, the European Union (EU) shipped US$5.719 trillion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. Pre-Brexit the EU is the world’s most powerful trade partner, responsible for almost a third (32.5%) of globally exported goods valued at $17,581 trillion. The EU’s […]

Russia’s Top Trading Partners

Officially named the Russian Federation, Russia is the world’s largest country in terms of geographic area. It shares land or maritime borders with 16 other European or Asian countries. Russia shipped US$359.2 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure represents roughly 2.2% of overall global exports estimated at $15.952 trillion one […]

Cheese Exports by Country

Global sales from cheese exports by country totaled US$30.4 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of cheese exports fell by an average -3.8% for all exporting countries since 2013 when cheese shipments were valued at $31.6 billion. Year over year, the value of global cheese exports appreciated by 14.2% from 2016 to 2017. Among continents, […]

UAE’s Top 10 Exports

A federation of 7 Western Asian emirates covering the south end of the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates shipped US$308.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 3.3% uptick from 2016 to 2017 but a -18.7% decline since 2013. Based on estimates from […]

Iron Ore Exports by Country

International sales of iron ore exports by country amounted to US$94.9 billion in 2017, down by a third (-33.6%) from 2013 when iron ore shipments were valued at $143 billion. In contrast, globally exported iron ore gained 30.8% from 2016 to 2017. Australia was responsible for roughly half of all iron ore exports by value. […]

Do UK Automobile Sales Depend on the EU?

Companies with operations in the United Kingdom sold US$42 billion worth of exported cars to customers around the globe. That dollar amount reflects a 9.8% improvement from the $38.2 billion in UK car exports in 2013 and a 2.9% gain from 2016 to 2017. European Union members bought a slightly declining amount of cars exported […]

Beauty Cosmetics and Skincare Exports by Country

Beauty cosmetics and skincare exports by country totaled US$48.6 billion in 2017, up by 34.7% for all beauty cosmetics and skincare exporters over the five-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, sales for these specialized personal care exports appreciated 14.9% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, European countries generated the highest dollar […]

Major Imported Products by Continent

As international product buyers, Asia represents the most lucrative continent consuming US$6.769 trillion worth of imported products during 2017. In second place was Europe at $6.377 trillion trailed by North America’s $3.621 trillion in import purchases. Smaller amounts were imported by South American countries ($892.6 billion in imports), Africa ($492 billion), Oceania ($290.4 billion) led […]