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 […]

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 […]

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%), […]

Palestine’s Top 10 Exports

Comprised of the Middle Eastern territories known as the West Bank plus the Gaza Strip, the State of Palestine shipped US$926.5 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount reflects a -3.3% downturn from 2015 to 2016 but a 2.9% gain since 2013. Data from 2016 shows that 97.3% of products […]

Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Five of Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest companies are financial institutions that support international trade transactions. Saudi Arabia is also home to a pair of diversified chemicals producers. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of Saudi exports fell by a sobering -46.4% from US$387.4 billion in 2012 to $207.6 billion […]

Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Imports

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia imported US$126.8 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2017, down by -22.2% since 2013 and down by -2.3% from 2016 to 2017. Saudi imports represent 0.8% of total global imports estimated at $16.056 trillion for 2017. From a continental perspective, 47.5% of Saudi Arabia’s total imports by […]

Iran’s Top 10 Exports

Sharing its eastern borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran shipped US$62.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -32.1% drop since 2013 and a -24.8% decline from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Iran’s exported goods plus […]