Argentina’s Top Trading Partners

Argentina shipped US$61.6 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. That figure represents an estimated 0.4% of overall global exports estimated at $17.546 trillion one year earlier in 2017. From a continental perspective, about a third of Argentine exports by value are delivered to fellow Latin American (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean countries, while […]

Great Recession International Trade Losses by Country

Consistent with the grim storm clouds cast by the Great Recession from October 2007 to 2009, the vast majority of countries suffered serious reductions in their export sales over that same period. The value of products exported from all countries in 2009 fell to US$12.349 trillion, down -22.7% from $15.978 trillion in 2008 following the […]

Riskiest Export Products for Severe Recession Losses

Ninety-five percent among the world’s 250 most valuable exported goods endured shrinking global sales as the Great Recession crystalized into frightening reality from 2008 to 2009. Based on our Searchable List of Most Valuable Exports During Great Recession found near the bottom of this article, more than 100 of the highest-value export products posted sales […]

Top 15 Crude Oil Suppliers to China

The value of crude oil imported into the People’s Republic of China during 2018 totaled US$239.2 billion in 2018, up by 4.8% since 2014 and up by 46% from 2017 to 2018. Forty-five countries supplied crude petroleum oil to China in 2018. Roughly half (44.1%) of Chinese imported crude oil originates from nine Middle Eastern […]

World’s Fastest-Growing Export Countries

After analyzing 2018 data for exported goods by country, we found eight geographic entities that boosted the value of their shipments by over 200% since 2014. In descending order those exporters are Niue (an island country in the South Pacific Ocean), Kiribati (a state in the central Pacific Ocean), Haiti, Central African Republic, Micronesia, Guinea, […]

Flower Bouquet Exports by Country

Global sales for flower bouquet exports by country totaled US$9 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of flower bouquet exports fell by an average -3.5% for all exporting countries since 2014 when flower bouquet shipments were valued at $9.3 billion. Year over year, the value of globally exported flower bouquets rose by 4.4% from 2017 […]

Most Valuable Recession-Proof Export Products

Among the world’s 250 highest-value exported goods, just 13 posted increases in their international revenues from 2008 to 2009 during the Great Recession. The products highlighted in this article are also potential winners in the much-anticipated slowdown after 10 years of record economic expansion. All told, the value of all goods exported in 2009 fell […]

Diamond Exports by Country

Global sales from diamond exports by country totaled an estimated US$136.1 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of diamond exports dropped by an average -9.3% for all exporting countries since 2014 when global shipments of diamonds were valued at $150.1 billion. Year over year, the value of exported diamonds gained 2.9% from 2017 to 2018. […]