Indonesia’s Top 10 Imports

Indonesia imported US$135.7 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2016, up by 40.1% since 2009 but down by -4.9% from 2015 to 2016. Indonesia’s top 10 imports accounted for about two-thirds (64.6%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Indonesian imports represent 0.8% of total global imports which […]

Top Asian Export Countries

Exports from Asia totaled about US$5.858 trillion in 2016, down -3.9% since 2012 when Asian shipments were valued at $6.094 trillion. Asian exports represent more than a third (36.9%) of total world exports. Calculated using statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database, the total Gross Domestic Product for selected Asian countries on […]

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 […]

Highest Value North Korean Export Products

Anthracite — a hard, shiny type of coal containing the highest carbon concentration — tops the list of highest value export products from North Korea in 2016. North Korea is also known for its exports of metals, and clothing from T-shirts to hooded pullovers. The following list shows which North Korean exports generated the most […]

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 […]

Uzbekistan’s Top 10 Exports

A landlocked Central Asian country sharing its southern border with Afghanistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan shipped US$7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount results from a 22.8% gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and a 13.4% uptick from 2015 to 2016. Uzbekistan’s top 10 exports accounted […]

Turkmenistan’s Top 10 Exports

A Central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan, Turkmenistan shipped US$7.4 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount results from a 225.3% gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but equals a -25.7% decline from 2015 to 2016. Turkmenistan’s top 10 exports are extremely concentrated, accounting for 99.1% of the […]

Top South Korean Trade Balances

Exported cars, automotive parts or accessories and electronics components were major factors behind South Korea’s highest trade surpluses by product. China and Hong Kong placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which South Korea experienced the highest positive trade balances. South Korea’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$89.4 billion in 2016, […]