American Global Technology Companies

As of 2014, second-place United States has placed 50 firms on the World Economic Forum (WEC)’s list of 400 global growth companies. That metric lags the 88 Chinese companies also selected in the WEC database which showcases the world’s most dynamic and high-growth companies. Yet there is one business sector where America has an undisputed […]

Mexico’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Three of Mexico’s 10 largest export companies manufacture beverages enjoyed by drinkers around the world. Two businesses that export diversified metals also appear on the list, as do two industrial conglomerates. Overall, the value of exports from the Mexico increased by 9% from US$349.3 billion in 2011 to $380.7 billion during 2015. In the analysis […]

Canada’s Top 10 Exports

Exports from the country nicknamed the Great White North amounted to US$408.7 billion in 2015, down -9.3% since 2011 including a precipitous -13.7% drop from 2014 to 2015. Canada’s top 10 exports accounted for 62% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database, […]

Fastest-Growing American Export Products

Not one of the fastest-growing American export products posted a triple digit gain from 2011 to 2015. In fact, just 56 out of a total 97 Harmonized Tariff System categories showed any improvement at all over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is […]

Fastest-Growing Canadian Export Products

Only one of the fastest-growing Canadian export products posted a triple-digit gain in sales from 2011 to 2015, specifically miscellaneous manufactured products most people don’t readily think of when it comes to analyzing international trade supply and demand. Overall, the percentage change in the value of Canadian exports was a -9.6% decline over the 5-year […]

Highest Value US Import Products

Cars, trucks and automotive parts were among the 20 highest value US import products in 2015. The most valuable US imports also include smartphones, computer hardware and accessories. Petroleum is another area where America’s domestic supply lags demand, which explains why both crude oil as well as refined oil appear on the top 20 list. […]

Fastest-Growing American Import Products

Only one of America’s fastest-growing import product categories posted a triple-digit gain from 2011 to 2015, namely ships and boats. The average percentage change for all US import products was a 1.9% increase over the 5-year timeframe. Please note that this analysis is at the high-level 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better […]

Top North American Export Countries

Exports from North America were worth US$2.292 trillion in 2015, down by -10.4% since 2011 when shipments amounted to $2.281 trillion. Year over year, the value of North American exports declined by -14% from 2014 to 2015. North American exports represent an estimated 14% of total world exports. Based on statistics from the International Monetary […]