Ecuador’s Bananas Exports by Country

Blessed with plantations located in the northwestern part of South America, Ecuador is the world’s number one exporter of bananas including plantains. During 2016, Ecuador exported US$2.7 billion worth of bananas delivered to 71 countries worldwide. That dollar amount represents a 31.7% increase since 2012 but a -2.8% downtick from 2015 to 2016. Despite the […]

Peru’s Top 10 Exports

Peru shipped US$36 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 34.8% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 8.4% from 2015 to 2016. Peru’s top 10 exports accounted for over four-fifths (81.4%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary […]

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 […]

Bolivia’s Top 10 Exports

Bolivia shipped US$7.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 33.7% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in but down by -18.8% from 2015 to 2016. Bolivia’s top 10 exports accounted for 94.5% of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World […]

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% […]

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 […]

Argentina’s Top 10 Exports

Argentina shipped US$57.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 3.7% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 1.7% from 2015 to 2016. Argentina’s top 10 exports accounted for over two-thirds (69.7%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the International Monetary […]