Russia’s Top 10 Imports

Russia imported US$182.3 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2016, up by 6.7% since 2009 but down by -0.3% from 2015 to 2016 Russia’s top 10 imports accounted for almost three-fifths (59.2%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Russian imports represent 1.1% of total global imports which […]

Kenya’s Top 10 Exports

Exports from Kenya amounted to US$5.5 billion in 2015, up by 22.6% since 2009 when the Global Recession kicked in but down by -10.5% from 2014 to 2015. Kenya’s top 10 exports accounted for over two-thirds (69.5%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, […]

Highest Value Filipino Import Products

Electronic integrated circuits, cars and computer components were among the 20 highest value Filipino import products in 2016. The most valuable Filipino imports also include refined petroleum and crude oil. Other examples of commodities where Philippines’s domestic supply lags Filipino demand are medication mixes in dosage, phone system devices including smartphones and motorcycles. The following […]

Britain’s Top 10 Imports

Formally called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Britain imported US$629.2 billion worth of goods in 2015, down by -12.3% since 2011. Year over year, British imports declined by -9.4% from 2014 to 2015. During the first 3 months of 2016, the slowdown in Britain’s imports continued with global purchases falling -4.3% […]

Practical Joke Items Exporters

Would you believe that practical joke items exporters earn over one billion dollars annually? Don’t laugh, it’s true. Global sales for practical joke items exporters amounted to US$1,253,536,000 in 2014. That figure represents a 30.2% gain from 2010 and is up 17.3% since 2013. The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for practical joke items […]

Brazil Major Product Supply Advantages

Brazil ran an overall trade deficit of -US$4 billion for 2014. However, Brazil did earn positive trade balances with 156 of the 222 foreign geographic entities with which it exchanges exports and imports. Brazilian exports to exceeded Brazil’s imports from Asian nations by $5.5 billion in 2014. Similarly, Brazil achieved a $5 billion trading surplus […]

US Major Product Supply Advantages

United States ran an overall trade deficit of US$726.3 billion for 2014. However, the US did earn positive trade balances with 128 of the 220 foreign geographic entities with which it exchanges exports and imports. US exports to exceeded its imports from Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean Islands by $31.8 billion in 2014. Similarly, […]

Stephen Harper’s International Trade Record

Stephen Harper has been the Canadian prime minister since 2006. This analysis shows that the Conservative Party leader has posted a mixed record in positioning Canada’s competitive advantages on global trade markets. Trade balances trending down In 2005, the year before Harper was elected to his first term, Canada posted a trade surplus equal to […]