Vietnam’s Top 10 Exports

Vietnam shipped US$210.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 269.1% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 30.1% from 2015 to 2016. Vietnam’s top 10 exports accounted for almost three-quarters (74.1%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary […]

Top EU Export Countries

While the United Kingdom appears to be on track for an Article 50-based withdrawal from the European Union by March 29, 2019, international trade for all European nations continues on a business-as-usual basis. Exports from the current 28 members of the European Union totaled US$5.355 trillion for 2016. That amount represents a -7.6% decline since […]

Top United States Trade Balances

Refined petroleum, soya beans, corn and semi-conductor making machinery are major drivers for the highest positive trade balances for the United States. Cars, crude oil and smartphones represent major factors causing the US to endure the greatest trade deficits by product. America’s trade balance for all products totaled a -US$797.9 billion deficit in 2016, up […]

New Zealand’s Top 10 Exports

New Zealand shipped US$33.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 35.2% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but down by -1.9% from 2015 to 2016. New Zealand’s top 10 exports accounted for over two-thirds (68.1%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the […]

World’s Top Exports Report Card for Products and Countries

Global export sales were US$15.862 trillion in 2016 based on International Trade Centre statistics (as of June 21, 2017). This represents a -14.1% setback from 2012. Year-over-year, worldwide export sales declined by -4% from 2015 to 2016. In this analysis, we look at the latest statistics surrounding the world’s top exports to identify the products […]

Top Chinese Trade Balances

Mobile phones and computers represent major factors behind China’s highest trade surpluses by product, while Hong Kong and the United States placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which the People’s Republic posted the highest positive balances. China’s total trade balance for all products equaled a positive US$530.3 billion in 2016, more than […]

Top Middle Eastern Export Countries

Exports from countries in the Middle East totaled US$808.5 billion for 2016, down -42.7% since 2012 when shipments for the Middle East aggregation totaled $1.41 trillion. Year over year, the value of Mideast exports retreated -23.2% from 2015 to 2016. Middle Eastern exports represent an estimated 5.1% of global exports from all countries during 2016. […]

Top South American Export Countries

Exports from South America totaled US$440.8 billion in 2016, down in value by a third (-33%) from 2012 when shipments were valued at $657.9 billion. Year over year, South American export products depreciated by -52% from 2015 to 2016. To give some perspective on their importance from a global economic perspective, South American exports represent […]