Kenya’s Top 10 Imports

A country situated on Africa’s east-central coast and on the Equator, the Republic of Kenya’s imports totaled an estimated US$15.8 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a -13.9% decrease since 2014 and a -5.1% dip from 2017 to 2018. Based on 2017 data, top suppliers accounting for about two-thirds (67%) of Kenya’s international purchases […]

US Iron and Steel Imports by Supplier Countries

During 2018, the United States of America imported US$74.8 billion worth of iron and steel (including products made from those metals) from 156 global trade partners. The total value of US iron and steel-related imports registered a -1.7% decrease from 2014 to 2018. Year over year, America’s purchases of iron and steel expanded by 9.4% […]

Egypt’s Top 10 Imports

A Mediterranean country that connects Africa’s northeast corner with Asia’s southwest corner via the Sinai Peninsula’s land bridge, the Arab Republic of Egypt imported US$81 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 13.5% increase since 2014 and a 22.1% uptick from 2017 to 2018. Top suppliers accounting for 57% of Egypt’s international purchases were: […]

Sri Lanka’s Top 10 Imports

Sri Lankan imports totaled an estimated US$18.7 billion in 2018, dipping -2.7% since 2014. Year over year, Sri Lankan import purchases declined by -12.1% from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective and using 2017 calculations, more than three-quarters (78.9%) of Sri Lanka’s total imports by value in 2017 were purchased from other Asian countries. […]

Tea Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported tea totaled an estimated US$6.5 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of imported tea for all buyer countries fell by an average -10.8% since 2014 when tea purchases equaled at $7.2 billion. Year over year, the value of tea imports depreciated by -9.1% from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, […]

Fresh or Frozen Beef Imports by Country

Encompassing fresh, chilled and frozen beef, worldwide purchases of imported beef totaled US$48.5 billion in 2018. The overall cost of beef imports rose 11.5% for all importing countries since 2014 when beef purchases were valued at $43.5 billion. Year over year, globally imported beef increased in cost by 14.9% from 2017 to 2018. From a […]

Top UK Trade Balances

Mobile phones and computers were major factors behind the United Kingdom’s highest trade deficits by product. Germany and China placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which United Kingdom experienced the highest negative trade balances. The United Kingdom’s overall trade deficit incorporating all products and countries equaled -US$182.6 billion in 2018, down by […]

Top Brazilian Trade Balances

Brazil’s overall trade surplus for all products equaled US$58.7 billion in 2018, up by 96.9% from its $29.8 billion surplus in 2011. Year over year, the $58.7 billion in black ink in 2018 reflects a -12.4% setback from its $67 billion surplus that Brazil generated for 2017. Food products including soya beans, sugar, chicken, corn […]