Top South American Export Countries

Exports from South America were worth US$464.5 billion in 2015, down -30.3% from 2011 when shipments were valued at $666.8 billion. Year over year, the decline in value was -21.9% from 2014 to 2015. South American exports represent an estimated 2.8% of total world exports. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic […]

Report Card for Trade Surpluses and Deficits by Country

In 2015, only 56 of 220 countries and other geographic entities posted an overall trade surplus. The trade partners listed below generated more sales revenue from exports than payments due for import purchases. Just 13 of the 56 trading entities generated a surplus that represents growth from their balance 5 years earlier in 2011. The […]

Hong Kong’s Top 10 Imports

Hong Kong imports amounted to US$547.6 billion in 2015, up 7.2% since 2011 but down -8.8% from 2014 to 2015. Hong Kong’s top 10 imports accounted for over four-fifths (84.8%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Hong Kong imports represent 2.9% of total global imports which totaled $18.729 trillion. From […]

Highest Value German Export Products

Among the 20 highest value German exports in 2015, high-precision mechanical engineering products for the automotive and aviation industries feature prominently. The following list shows which German exports attracted the most international sales during 2015. Unlike most information currently available on the web, the items below are detailed at the four-digit tariff code level. This […]

Mexico’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of Mexico’s 10 largest export companies manufacture beverages enjoyed by drinkers around the world. Two businesses that export diversified metals also appear on the list, as do two industrial conglomerates. Overall, the value of exports from the Mexico increased by 9% from US$349.3 billion in 2011 to $380.7 billion during 2015. In the analysis […]

Top Russian Trade Balances

Crude and refined oil, petroleum gases and, to a lesser extent, coal were major factors behind Russia’s highest trade surpluses by product. Netherlands and South Korea placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Russia experienced the highest positive trade balances. Russia’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$161.1 billion in 2015, […]

UK Major Trade Balances with America

United States of America is the United Kingdom’s second-biggest trade partner after the European Union. UK’s exports to the US totaled US$69.3 billion in 2015, up by 10.2% over the five-year period starting in 2011. Great Britain’s imports from America amounted to $58.1 billion, down by -6.3% since 2011. Overall, the UK generated a $11.3 […]

Taiwan’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of Taiwan’s 10 largest export companies operate in the general electronics sector while one targets the more specific semiconductor industry. Three Taiwanese chemical industry players also rank among the Asian country’s top 10 exporters. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of Taiwanese exports declined by -9.4% from US$309.1 […]