Germany’s Top 10 Exports

Europe’s most powerful economy, the Federal Republic of Germany shipped US$1.557 trillion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 3.9% improvement since 2014 and a 7.4% gain from 2017 to 2018. Reported as of August 15, 2019, Germany exported $632.9 billion worth of goods during the first 5 months […]

Report Card for Trade Surpluses and Deficits by Country

According to latest International Trade Centre statistics, 63 among the world’s 230 countries, islands, territories or other geographic entities posted an overall trade surplus for 2018. Those 63 trade partners listed below generated international surpluses via their sales revenues coming in from exports exceeding payments made for import purchases. On a more upbeat note, 37 […]

Leather Shoes Exports by Country

Global sales from leather shoes exports by country in 2018 totaled US$55.7 billion. That dollar amount reflects a -5% decline in value from leather footwear exported in 2014 when international sales equaled $58.6 billion. Year over year, leather shoes exports appreciated by 8.7% from 2017 to 2018. Among continents, Asian countries sold the highest dollar […]

Argentina’s Top 10 Exports

Located in the southern half of South America, the Argentine Republic shipped US$61.6 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a -10% decline since 2014 but a 5.4% uptick from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, about a third of Argentine exports by value are delivered to fellow […]

Great Recession International Trade Losses by Country

Consistent with the grim storm clouds cast by the Great Recession from October 2007 to 2009, the vast majority of countries suffered serious reductions in their export sales over that same period. The value of products exported from all countries in 2009 fell to US$12.349 trillion, down -22.7% from $15.978 trillion in 2008 following the […]

Hong Kong’s Top 10 Exports

Formerly a British Empire colony and now formally called the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong shipped US$569.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects an 8.6% gain since 2014 and a 3.5% uptick from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, […]

Top Beef Exporting Countries

Overall beef exports were worth an estimated US$49.2 billion in 2018. That dollar amount represents a 3.3% increase for global beef shippers over the five-year period starting in 2014. Year over year, the value of international beef sales accelerated by 9.3% from 2017 to 2018. Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth […]

Most Valuable Recession-Proof Export Products

Among the world’s 250 highest-value exported goods, just 13 posted increases in their international revenues from 2008 to 2009 during the Great Recession. The products highlighted in this article are also potential winners in the much-anticipated slowdown after 10 years of record economic expansion. All told, the value of all goods exported in 2009 fell […]