Top South African Trading Partners

Formerly called Zuid-Afrika, South Africa continues to battle international trade constraints presented by its geographic location particularly in relation to top South African trading partners. Overall, South Africa shipped US$89.5 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. Up 20.8% since 2016, that dollar figure represents roughly one half of one percent of all […]

Highest Value US Import Products

Most Valuable US Imports[/caption]Cars, trucks and automotive parts and accessories were among the 20 highest value US import products in 2017. The most valuable US imports also include smartphones, computer hardware and accessories. Petroleum is another area where America’s domestic supply lags demand (albeit at a decreasing rate), which explains why both crude oil as […]

Singapore’s Top 10 Imports

Singapore imported US$327.7 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2017, down by -12.2% since 2013 but up by 15.8% from 2016 to 2017. Singapore’s top 10 imports accounted for over four-fifths (83.6%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Singaporean imports represent 2% of total global imports which […]

South Korea’s Top Trading Partners

Officially named the Republic of Korea, South Korea is strategically located between the world’s second-leading importer China to the west and fourth-place importer Japan to the east. South Korea shipped US$573.3 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure represents roughly 3.6% of overall global exports estimated at $15.952 trillion for 2016. […]

Singapore’s Top Trading Partners

Nicknamed the Fine Country, the Republic of Singapore is a Southeast Asian island strategically located near China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Singapore shipped US$373.2 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure represents roughly 2.3% of overall global exports estimated at $15.952 trillion for the prior year. From a continental perspective, three-quarters […]

Switzerland’s Top Trading Partners

Strategically located in central west Europe, Switzerland shares its land borders with Austria, France, Germany and Liechtenstein. Switzerland shipped US$299.6 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure represents roughly 1.9% of overall global exports for 2016 estimated at $15.952 trillion (as of February 2, 2018). From a continental perspective, 46.6% of […]

Brazil’s Top 15 Trading Partners

Brazil shipped US$217.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -10% since 2010 but up by 17.5% from 2016 to 2017. Brazilian exports represents roughly 1.4% of overall global exports for 2016 estimated at $15.592 trillion (as of February 2, 2018). From a continental perspective, some 40% of Brazilian exports by […]

Japan’s Top 10 Imports

Japanese imports amounted to US$671.2 billion in 2017, up by 10.6% since 2016 but down by -19.4% from 2013 to 2017. Japan’s top 10 imports accounted for almost two-thirds (65.5%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Japanese imports represent about 4.2% of total global imports. From a continental perspective, 60.3% […]