Cement Imports by Country

International purchases of imported cement totaled US$10.3 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of cement imports declined by -30% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of cement were valued at $14.7 billion. Year over year, globally imported cement depreciated by -11.5%. An ingredient of concrete, cement is a binder substance often used […]

US Iron and Steel Imports by Supplier Countries

During 2017, the United States of America imported US$68 billion worth of iron and steel (including products made from those materials) from 158 global trade partners. Drilling down from that overall dollar metric, America spent 57.6% ($39.1 billion) on products made from iron or steel compared to 42.4% ($28.8 billion) on iron or steel in […]

Uranium Exports by Country

Uranium is a silvery-white metal that is weakly radioactive with unique nuclear properties. Uranium’s major uses are as high-density penetrators in the military sector and as a fuel for nuclear power plants in the civilian sphere. There are three major subcategories of uranium. The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 284410 for natural uranium […]

Top Pasta Exporters by Country

Pasta exports by country totaled US$9.21 billion in 2017, up by 0.4% for all pasta shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Globally, the value of exported pasta increased by 5.8% from 2016 to 2017. Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported pasta during 2017 with shipments valued at […]

International Markets for Imported Oranges by Country

Global purchases of imported oranges totaled US$5.7 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of oranges imports increased by 1.8% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of oranges were valued at $5.6 billion. Year over year, imported oranges appreciated by 9.2% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, European countries represent the […]

Japan’s Top 10 Exports

Japan shipped US$698.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, up by 8.3% since 2016 but down by -2.4% from 2013 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Japan’s exported goods and services represent 17.8% of total Japanese economic output or Gross Domestic Product. The analysis below focuses […]

Tobacco Cigarettes Imports by Country

International purchases of imported tobacco cigarettes totaled US$22.7 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of tobacco cigarettes imports fell by -12.6% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of tobacco cigarettes were valued at $26 billion. Year over year, imported tobacco cigarettes depreciated by -0.8%. From a continental perspective, Asian countries accounted for […]

Automotive Parts Imports by Country

International purchases of imported automotive parts totaled US$386.9 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of auto parts imports rose by 7.6% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of auto parts were valued at $359.8 billion. Year over year, imported automotive parts appreciated by 7.9% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, […]