Cotton Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported cotton in 2017 totaled US$49.9 billion. Overall, the value of cotton imported into all importing countries dropped by an average -20.5% since 2013 when cotton purchases were valued at $62.8 billion. In contrast, global cotton imports appreciated by 11.1% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, Asian countries bought nearly […]

France’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Two of France’s 10 largest export companies compete in the automotive industry. Another pair of huge French manufacturers from the construction materials sector also rank among the country’s top 10 product exporters. To give some contextual perspective on the selected companies’ performance, the overall value of French exports declined by -12.5% from US$558.5 billion in […]

Belgium’s Top 10 Exports

Belgium shipped US$429.3 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -16.1% since 2013 but up by 7.9% from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Belgium’s exported goods plus services represent 87.7% of total Belgian economic output or Gross Domestic Product. The analysis below focuses […]

Natural Honey Imports by Country

Worldwide purchases of imported natural honey totaled US$2.3 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of natural honey imports rose an average 14.4% for all importing countries since 2013 when natural honey purchases were valued at 2 billion. From a continental perspective, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported natural honey during 2017 […]

International Markets for Imported Pork by Country

Global purchases of imported pork totaled US$29.7 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of pork imports declined by -0.4% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of pork were valued slightly higher at $29.8 billion. Year over year, worldwide imported pork appreciated by 9.1% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, European […]

US Aluminum Imports by Supplying Country

In 2017, the United States of America imported US$23.4 billion worth of aluminum (British spelling aluminium) from a total 130 global trade partners. That dollar amount reflects a 49.3% increase since 2013 and an aggressive 24.9% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Aluminum is the world’s most used metal excluding iron. Typically blended into an alloy, […]

International Markets for Imported Tomatoes by Country

Global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$8.9 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of tomatoes imports declined by -2.8% for all importing countries since 2013 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $9.2 billion. Year over year, the total for imported tomatoes rose 3.4% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, European countries accounted for […]

Cheese Imports by Country

Worldwide purchases of imported cheese totaled US$30 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of cheese imports declined by -4.6% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of cheese were valued at $31.4 billion. Year over year, global imported cheese appreciated by 12.5% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, European countries accounted […]