US Exported & Imported Cars by State

Based on United States Census Bureau’s foreign trade statistics, the 21 leading American states in terms of exported cars were responsible for US$46.4 billion worth of automobile exports in 2017. That dollar amount contrasts with the $167 billion in cars purchased from international sources by America’s top 20 import states, resulting in a -$120.6 billion […]

Top Turkish Trade Balances

Refined petroleum oils, gold and iron or steel scrap were major factors behind Turkey’s highest trade deficits by product, while Russia and China placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Turkey incurred the highest negative trade balances. Turkey’s total trade balance for all products equaled -US$55 billion in 2018, down -48.1% from […]

France’s Top 10 Imports

French imports totaled US$659 billion in 2018, down by -0.1% since 2014 but up by 7.5% from 2017 to 2018. French imports represent 3.7% of total global imports which totaled an estimated $17.778 trillion one year earlier during 2017 (as calculated on January 21, 2019). From a continental perspective, almost two-thirds (63.8%) of France’s total […]

Tea Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported tea totaled US$7.349 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of imported tea for all buyer countries fell by an average -0.5% since 2013 when tea purchases equaled at $7.31 billion. Year over year, the value of tea imports appreciated by 6.8% from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, Asian countries […]

France’s Top Trading Partners

Nicknamed “The Hexagon” (l’Hexagone en français) because of the country’s roughly six-sided shape, France is strategically located on the European continent. It borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy to the east, Andorra to the South and Spain to the west. England is almost due north across the English Channel from France. France shipped US$568.4 […]

Australia’s Top Trading Partners

Nicknamed the Land Down Under, Australia is an island economy that strongly benefits from its close proximity to the vast markets of China and Japan which together represent about 40% of all Australian export sales. During 2015, Australia signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which opened tariff-free markets for agricultural, natural resources, energy and […]

Top Japanese Trade Balances

In 2018 cars, automobile parts or accessories and machinery for making semi-conductors are major drivers for the highest positive trade balances for Japan. Japan’s total trade balance for all products equaled a -US$10.2 billion deficit for 2018, down -68.4% from the -$32.2 billion in red ink for 2011. Year over year, Japan’s -$10.2 billion trade […]

South Africa’s Top 10 Imports

The Republic of South Africa imported US$93.4 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2018. That dollar value reflects a -6.4% setback over the 5-year period starting in 2014 but a 12.5% gain from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, 45.1% of South Africa’s total imports by value in 2018 were purchased […]