Fastest-Growing American Import Products

The following analysis highlights America’s fastest-growing imported products and is based on data for 2015. For more recent research data, please see the main article United States Top 10 Imports. Only one of America’s fastest-growing import product categories posted a triple-digit gain from 2011 to 2015, namely ships and boats. The average percentage change for […]

Britain’s Top 10 Imports

Formally called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Britain imported US$629.2 billion worth of goods in 2015, down by -12.3% since 2011. Year over year, British imports declined by -9.4% from 2014 to 2015. During the first 3 months of 2016, the slowdown in Britain’s imports continued with global purchases falling -4.3% […]

Iraq’s Top Trading Partners

The Republic of Iraq is home to a mosaic of ethnic cultures, predominately Arabs and Kurds. According to Wikipedia, 95% of Iraq’s population are Shia or Sunni Muslims. The country is surrounded by 6 nations: Iran on its eastern border, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, Syria to […]

International Sales Opportunities for Exports to Egypt

The fact that Egypt imported US$44.5 billion more worth of products than it exported during 2014 is good news for suppliers around the globe. That’s because the multi-billion dollar trade deficit represents international sales opportunities for exports to Egypt since the country is a net spender on a specific set of goods highlighted below. Drilling […]

Practical Joke Items Exporters

Would you believe that practical joke items exporters earn over one billion dollars annually? Don’t laugh, it’s true. Global sales for practical joke items exporters amounted to US$1,253,536,000 in 2014. That figure represents a 30.2% gain from 2010 and is up 17.3% since 2013. The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for practical joke items […]

Trade Wars: United States Versus Canada

American and Canadian exporters and importers exchanged a total of about US$659.2 billion worth of products, a figure that represents inter-country sales to customers in both nations during 2014. Although the United States is the world’s number two exporter with global shipments valued 3.4 times higher than those for twelfth-place Canada, that doesn’t mean that […]

Trade Wars: United States Versus Mexico

American and Mexican exporters and importers exchanged a total of about US$534.4 billion worth of products, a figure that represents inter-country sales to customers in both nations during 2014. Although USA is the world’s number two exporter with global shipments valued over four times higher than those for fifteenth-place Mexico, that doesn’t mean that Mexico […]

Trade Wars: China Versus South Korea

Chinese and Korean exporters and importers exchanged a total of about US$290.4 billion worth of products, a figure that represents inter-country sales to customers in both nations during 2014. Although China is the world’s number one exporter with global shipments valued 4.1 times higher than those for fifth-place South Korea, that doesn’t mean that South […]