Top South American Export Countries

Exports from South America totaled US$440.8 billion in 2016, down in value by a third (-33%) from 2012 when shipments were valued at $657.9 billion. Year over year, South American export products depreciated by -52% from 2015 to 2016. To give some perspective on their importance from a global economic perspective, South American exports represent […]

Venezuela’s Top 10 Exports

A federal republic on South America’s northern coast, Venezuela is bordered by Guayana to its east, Brazil to its south and Colombia to its west. Venezuela shipped US$29.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, down by -48.6% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and down by -24.3% from 2015 to […]

Top Brazilian Trade Balances

Food products including soya beans, sugar, chicken and frozen beef were major factors behind Brazil’s highest trade surpluses by product. Netherlands and China placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Brazil experienced the highest positive trade balances. Brazil’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$47.7 billion in 2016, up by 88.1% […]

20 Most Valuable Argentine Export Products

The most valuable Argentine export products in 2016 are topped by soya beans and soya-bean byproducts, corn and wheat. Gold, biodiesel and copper are also major exports from South America’s second-richest economy. In addition, lobsters and other crustaceans, wine and beef are among the 20 most valuable Argentine export products for 2016. The following list […]

Highest Value Bolivian Export Products

Petroleum gases plus crude and refined oils were among the 20 highest value Bolivian export products in 2016. The most valuable Bolivian exports encompass gold, silver and jewelry. Zinc, tin and lead also appear among Bolivia’s highest value exports. The following list shows on which product categories Bolivian exporters generated the most revenue. Unlike most […]

Ecuador’s Top 10 Exports

Ecuador shipped US$16.8 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 21.2% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but down by -8.4% from 2015 to 2016. Ecuador’s top 10 exports account for 88.5% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World […]

Ecuador’s Top 10 Imports

Ecuador imported US$16.2 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2016, up by 7.3% since 2009 but down by -24.3% from 2015 to 2016. Ecuador’s top 10 imports accounted for over two-thirds (68.3%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Ecuadorian imports represent 0.1% of total global imports which […]

Chile’s Top 10 Exports

Chile shipped US$57.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 4.1% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but down by -8.9% from 2015 to 2016. Chile’s top 10 exports accounted for 83% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World […]