Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest export companies produce diversified or specialized chemicals. Two other mammoth Saudi firms offer telecommunications services, while two other businesses operate in the food processing sector. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of Saudi exports fell by a sobering -44.8% from US$364.7 billion in […]

Iraq’s Top 10 Exports

Exports from Iraq amounted to US$52.9 billion in 2015, down by -31.8% since 2011 and down by -39.2% from 2014 to 2015. Iraq’s top 10 exports accounted for 99.9% of the overall value of its global shipments, meaning that Iraqi export products are heavily concentrated and lack diversification. Based on statistics from the International Monetary […]

Iraq’s Top Import Partners

The Republic of Iraq is home to a mosaic of ethnic cultures, predominately Arabs and Kurds. According to Wikipedia, 95% of Iraq’s population are Shia or Sunni Muslims. The country is surrounded by 6 nations: Iran on its eastern border, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, Syria to […]

Qatar’s Top 10 Exports

Located on the Arabian Peninsula’s northeast coast, southern Qatar borders with Saudi Arabia while sharing sea borders on the Persian Gulf with the United Arab Emirates and Iran. Exports from Qatar amounted to US$78 billion in 2015, down by -31.9% since 2011 and down by -40.7% from 2014 to 2015. Qatar’s top 10 exports accounted […]

Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Imports

Imports into Saudi Arabia amounted to US$170 billion in 2015, up by 29.2% since 2011 but down by -2.2% from 2014 to 2015. Saudi Arabia’s top 10 imports accounted for 61.4% of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Saudi imports represent 1% of total global imports which totaled $16.48 trillion. From […]

International Sales Opportunities for Exports to Egypt

The fact that Egypt imported US$44.5 billion more worth of products than it exported during 2014 is good news for suppliers around the globe. That’s because the multi-billion dollar trade deficit represents international sales opportunities for exports to Egypt since the country is a net spender on a specific set of goods highlighted below. Drilling […]

Fastest-Growing Middle Eastern Export Countries

After analyzing 2014 export data, we found 12 Middle Eastern countries that increased their export sales from 2010 to 2014. The minimum gain in value was 1.8% for Egypt up to Qatar’s 75.5% appreciation. Four other nations posted declines in the value of their shipments: Iran (down 21.6%), Lebanon (down 22.1%), Palestine (down 81.7%) and […]

Fastest-Growing Iranian Export Products

Eleven of the 15 fastest-growing Iranian export products at least doubled in value from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 100.3% for wrist watches to over 10,000% for Iran’s miscellaneous base metals shipments. Overall, Iranian exports fell in value by 23.4% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized […]