Crude Oil Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported crude oil totaled US$1.182 trillion in 2018 reflecting robust demand from 129 countries. Overall, the dollar value of crude oil imports for all importing countries fell by -22.9% since 2014 when crude oil purchases were valued at $1.532 trillion. Year over year, imported crude oil expanded in value by 31.7% from […]

Tea Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported tea totaled US$7.4 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of imported tea for all buyer countries rose by an average 3.2% since 2014 when tea purchases equaled at $7.2 billion. Year over year, the value of tea imports increased by 4.8% from 2017 to 2018. 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 […]

China Versus US Key Product Trade Balances

The People’s Republic of China earned a total US$323.7 billion trade surplus at the expense of the United States of America in 2018. China’s latest yearly positive trade balance with America reflects a 36.6% expansion since 2014 and a 17.3% gain from its $275.9 billion in black ink during 2018. During the first 6 months […]

Gold Imports by Country

Worldwide purchases of imported gold totaled an estimated US$287.6 billion in 2018. The overall value of gold imports rose by 2.5% for all importing countries since 2014 when gold purchases were valued at $280.7 billion. Year over year, gold imports slipped by -18% from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, Asian countries bought the […]

Apples Imports by Country

International purchases of imported apples cost a total US$8.2 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of apples imported rose by 4.3% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of apples were valued at $7.8 billion. Year over year, globally imported apples appreciated 0.9% from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, European countries […]

Hong Kong’s Top Trading Partners

Nicknamed Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong is a special administrative region in the People’s Republic of China located on China’s south coast. Hong Kong exported US$569.1 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. That dollar figure represents roughly 3.2% of overall global exports estimated at $17.546 trillion. Please note that Hong Kong’s […]

Nepal’s Top 10 Imports

A landlocked nation in South Asia surrounded by China, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal imported a total US$10.2 billion worth of goods in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 34.6% increase since 2014 and a 1.8% gain from 2017 to 2018. Top suppliers accounting for 84.5% of Nepal’s international purchases […]