Top Sand Exporters by Country

Sand exports by country totaled US$1.7 billion in 2017, up by 24.1% for all sand shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Globally, the value of exported sand appreciated 31% from 2016 to 2017. Finer than gravel but coarser than silt, sand is material comprised of finely granulated rock and mineral particles. Sand is […]

Top Glass and Glassware Exports by Country

Glass and glassware exports by country totaled US$71.6 billion in 2017, down by -4.5% for all product shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Globally, the value of exported glass and glassware increased 3.5% from 2016 to 2017. Made principally from silica, glass is a hardened material that is typically transparent but can also […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cotton Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported cotton in 2017 totaled US$49.9 billion. Overall, the value of cotton imported into all importing countries dropped by an average -20.5% since 2013 when cotton purchases were valued at $62.8 billion. In contrast, global cotton imports appreciated by 11.1% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, Asian countries bought nearly […]

Top Cork Exporting Countries

International sales from cork exports by country totaled US$1.8 billion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 1.3% gain from the $1.76 million in exported cork during 2013, and a 7.5% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Impermeable, buoyant, elastic and fire retardant material, cork is made from bark tissue. Commercial uses of cork include wine […]

Highest Value North Korean Export Products

Anthracite–a hard, shiny type of coal containing the highest carbon concentration–is the top seller within North Korea‚Äôs the highest value export product category in 2017. North Korea is also known for its exports of metals including iron and lead, as well as clothing from coats and jackets to swimwear and T-shirts. The following list shows […]