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 […]

Paper Imports by Country

Worldwide purchases of imported paper totaled US$163.6 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of paper imports decreased by -6.5% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of paper were valued at $175.1 billion. Year over year, imported paper purchases expanded by 4.8% from 2016 to 2017. Paper is produced by pressing together moist […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chemical Exports by Country

Global sales from chemical exports by country totaled US$489.5 billion in 2017. Overall, the dollar value of exported chemicals fell by an average -15.5% for all exporting countries since 2013 when chemical shipments were valued at $579.4 billion. Year over year, the combined total for exported chemicals appreciated by 8.2% from 2016 to 2017. Exported […]

Natural Rubber Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported natural rubber totaled US$17.3 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of natural rubber imports for all importing countries fell by an average -30.7% since 2013 when natural rubber purchases were valued at $25 billion. Year over year, imported natural rubber appreciated by 36.5% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, […]