Turkey’s Top 10 Exports

Turkey shipped US$168 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018, up by 6.6% since 2014 and up by 7% from 2017 to 2018. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Turkey’s exported goods plus services represent 24.9% of total Turkish economic output or Gross Domestic Product. The analysis below focuses […]

Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Five of Saudi Arabia’s largest companies are financial institutions that support international trade transactions. The sole Middle Eastern country with coasts on both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia is also home to a pair of diversified chemicals producers. To give some global trade perspective on recent Saudi company performance, the overall value […]

Israel’s Top 10 Exports

Noted for photogenic coastlines along the Mediterranean Sea’s southeastern shore and the Red Sea’s northern shore, the State of Israel shipped US$60.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -8.8% decline since 2013 but a modest 0.5% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central […]

Syria’s Top 10 Exports

A West Asian nation bordering Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Israel, the Syrian Arab Republic shipped an estimated US$695.1 million worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -53.7% decrease since 2013 and a -14.4% drop from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, […]

UAE’s Top 10 Exports

A federation of 7 Western Asian emirates covering the south end of the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates shipped US$308.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 3.3% uptick from 2016 to 2017 but a -18.7% decline since 2013. Based on estimates from […]

Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Exports

Situated on the Arabian Peninsula within Western Asia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shipped US$220.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 23% gain from 2016 to 2017 but a -41.4% setback since 2013. From January to September 2018, exported goods from Saudi Arabia were valued at $275 […]

Top Middle Eastern Export Countries

Exports from countries in the Middle East totaled US$1.111 trillion for 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -22.9% decline since 2013 when shipments for the Middle East aggregation totaled an estimated $1.442 trillion. Year over year, the value of exports from the Middle East appreciated by 12.3% from 2016 to 2017. In comparison, global exports […]

Iran’s Top 10 Imports

Iranian imports amounted to US$51.6 billion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 6.6% increase since 2013 and a 20.9% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Middle Eastern country is sometimes referred to as Persia. Top suppliers accounting for over three-quarters (77.6%) of Iran’s international purchases were: China (25.4%), […]