Rice Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported rice totaled an estimated US$24.7 billion in 2018. The overall value of rice imports for all buyer countries fell by an average -0.4% since 2014 when worldwide rice purchases were valued at $24.8 billion. Year over year, global rice imports appreciated by 4.8% from 2017 to 2018. Among continents, Asian countries […]

Top Russian Trade Balances

Crude and refined petroleum oils as well as coal are major factors behind Russia’s highest trade surpluses by product. Netherlands and Turkey placed first and second respectively among trade partners with which Russia earned the highest positive trade balances. Russia’s overall trade surplus incorporating all products and countries equaled US$211.2 billion in 2018, up 0.1% […]

Report Card for Trade Surpluses and Deficits by Country

According to latest International Trade Centre statistics, 63 among the world’s 230 countries, islands, territories or other geographic entities posted an overall trade surplus for 2018. Those 63 trade partners listed below generated international surpluses via their sales revenues coming in from exports exceeding payments made for import purchases. On a more upbeat note, 37 […]

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 […]

United Kingdom’s Top 10 Imports

The United Kingdom imported US$673.1 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2018. That metric reflects a -3.1% drop since 2014 but a 5% uptick from 2017 to 2018. UK’s imports represent 5% of total global imports which totaled an estimated $17.788 trillion one year earlier during 2017. From a continental perspective, well […]

United Kingdom’s Top Trading Partners

Comprised of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the United Kingdom is a sovereign state situated across from continental Europe’s north-western coast. The United Kingdom shipped US$484 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018 according to the latest statistics from the International Trade Centre. That dollar amount represents a -5.3% decline since 2014 […]

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 […]

Top Filipino Trade Balances

The Philippines’ overall trade balance encompassing all products totaled -US$47.6 billion in red ink for 2018, up 204.3% from its -$15.7 billion deficit in 2011. Year over year, the Philippines’ -$47.6 billion trade deficit for 2018 represents a 43.6% uptick from -$33.2 billion one year earlier in 2017. Petroleum oils and automobiles were major factors […]