Thailand’s Top 10 Imports

Thailand imported US$195.7 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2016, up by 46.3% since 2009 but down by -3.1% from 2015 to 2016. Thailand’s top 10 imports accounted for over two-thirds (71.7%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Thai imports represent 1.2% of total global imports which […]

Highest Value Japanese Export Products

Japan’s overall 11.1% improvement in the value of its exports from 2009 to 2016 was driven primarily by automotive products, heavy machinery and aircraft parts. Exported gold also exhibited a respectable gain over the 7-year period. The following list shows which Japanese exports attracted the most sales during 2016. Unlike most information currently available on […]

Top Japanese Trade Balances

Cars, automobile parts and accessories are major drivers for the highest positive trade balances for Japan in 2016. Japan’s total trade balance for all products equaled a US$38 billion surplus for 2016, up 32.4% from a $28.7 billion surplus in 2009. Year over year, Japan’s $38 billion trade surplus also represents a massive improvement from […]

Highest Value South Korean Import Products

Fossil fuels including oil, petroleum gases and coal were among the 20 highest value South Korean import products in 2016. The most valuable South Korean imports also include aluminum. Machinery for making semi-conductors is another area where South Korea’s domestic supply lags demand, as is the case for medication mixes in dosage. The following list […]

Japan’s Top 10 Exports

Japan shipped US$645.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 11.1% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016. Japan’s top 10 exports accounted for over three quarters (77.6%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International […]

Highest Value Vietnamese Export Products

Leather, textile and rubber footwear were among the 20 highest value Vietnamese export products in 2015. The most valuable Vietnamese exports also include hi-tech products such as mobile phones, computers and computer accessories. Crude oil is another area where Vietnam’s supply exceeds domestic demand and generates product-level surpluses, as is the case for both men’s […]

Top Chinese Trade Balances

Technology exports were major factors behind China’s highest trade balances 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 trade balances. China’s total trade balance for all products equaled a positive US$600.2 billion in 2015, almost tripling (up […]

Highest Value Thai Import Products

Fossil fuels including oil and petroleum gases were among the 20 highest value Thai import products in 2016. The most valuable Thai imports also include gold and refined copper. Aircraft and spacecraft is another area where Thailand’s domestic supply lags demand, as is the case for phone system devices including smartphones. Other top examples are […]