Major Exports by Continent

By value, roughly four-fifths (79.2%) of all globally exported products during 2017 originated from Asia and Europe. A large portion of Asia’s major exports are electronics components, mobile phones, computers and related equipment. Leading exported goods from Europe are cars and automotive parts or accessories. Listed below are searchable tables showing the 25 major exported […]

Major Imported Products by Continent

As international product buyers, Asia represents the most lucrative continent consuming US$6.769 trillion worth of imported products during 2017. In second place was Europe at $6.377 trillion trailed by North America’s $3.621 trillion in import purchases. Smaller amounts were imported by South American countries ($892.6 billion in imports), Africa ($492 billion), Oceania ($290.4 billion) led […]

Top Continents for Exported Products

Asian exporters accounted for over two-fifths (41.7%) of the overall US$17.585 trillion worth of exported goods shipped during 2017. Close behind in second place were European countries trailed by suppliers in North America, South America, Africa, Oceania (led by Australia and New Zealand), then Central America. Below are exporting entities at the continent level. Continents […]

Top Central American Export Countries

Exports from Central America were worth US$43 billion in 2017, a -16.8% reduction since 2013 and down by -6.6% from 2016 to 2017. In comparison, global exports from all countries worldwide equaled $17.585 trillion in 2017, falling -6.9% in value since 2013 but appreciating by 10.7% after 2016. To give further perspective, consider that Central […]

Panama’s Top 10 Exports

A Central American country stretching from Costa Rica to the west across to its southeastern border with South America’s Colombia, the Republic of Panama shipped US$11.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount represents a -24% decline since 2013 when Panamanian exports equal to $14.7 billion. Year over year, Panamanian […]

Most Valuable Guatemalan Export Products

Sugar, bananas, coffee and nutmeg spices were among the 20 most valuable Guatemalan export products in 2017. Sharing land borders with Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador, Guatemala is the most highly populated Central American country. As the country’s top exported products suggest, Guatemala is largely an agricultural economy. Knitted clothing, lead, precious metal ores […]

Fastest-Growing Central American Export Countries

The following analysis highlights Central America’s fastest-growing export countries and is based on data for 2014. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Top Central American 10 Export Countries. After analyzing 2014 export data, we found that only one Central American country that more than doubled the value of its exports from […]