Top Asian Export Countries

Exports from Asia totaled an estimated US$6.928 trillion in 2018. That dollar amount for the Asian continent reflects a 2.4% uptick since 2014 and a 10.2% year-over-year increase from 2017 to 2018. International product sales originating from Asia represent over a third (35.8%) of overall global exports. Calculated using statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s […]

Top Russian Trade Balances

Crude and refined petroleum oils as well as coal are major factors behind Russia’s highest trade surpluses by product. Netherlands and Turkey placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Russia earned the highest positive trade balances. Russia’s overall trade surplus incorporating all products and countries equaled US$211.2 billion in 2018, up 0.1% […]

World’s Top Export Countries

Overall, total export products were worth an estimated US$19.347 trillion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 2.4% gain over the 5-year period starting in 2014 and a 10.2% uptick from $17.555 trillion one year earlier during 2017. Based on statistics from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for […]

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 […]

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, […]