America’s Top 20 Import States

America’s top 20 import states bought a total US$2.147 trillion or well over four-fifths (85.1%) worth of overall products imported into the United States of America in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 12.7% increase since 2015 and an 8.1% year-over-year uptick from 2017 to 2018. The five leading import states (California, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, […]

Mexico’s Top Trading Partners

Officially named the United Mexican States, Mexico shares its northern border with the United States and parts of its south-eastern perimeter with Guatemala and Belize. Mexico shipped US$450.9 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. That figure represents roughly 2.6% of overall global exports estimated at $17.546 trillion one year earlier. Applying a […]

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 […]

Saudi Arabia’s Top 10 Imports

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia imported an estimated US$101.7 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2018, down by -39.5% since 2014 and dropping -19.8% from 2017 to 2018. Saudi imports represent 0.6% of total global imports estimated at $17.788 trillion one year earlier. From a continental perspective, 47.5% of Saudi Arabia’s total […]

Top United States Trade Balances

Refined petroleum oils, petroleum gases, soya beans, corn and coal are major drivers for the highest positive trade balances for the United States during 2018. Cars, crude oil, smartphones, computers and medication mixes in dosage represent major factors causing the US to endure the greatest trade deficits by product. America’s trade balance for all products […]

Cement Imports by Country

International purchases of imported cement cost a total US$11 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of cement imports declined by -23.2% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of cement were valued at $14.3 billion. Year over year, globally imported cement depreciated by -10.7%. An ingredient of concrete, cement is a binder substance […]

Electric Cars Imports by Country

International purchases of imported electric cars totaled US$10.6 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 35.6% increase since 2017, and represents 1.4% of all globally imported cars over the same year. From a continental perspective, European countries paid the most for imported electric cars during 2018 with purchases costing $7.2 billion or over three-quarters […]

Top Mexican Trade Balances

Overall, Mexico posted a -$13.4 billion trade deficit in 2018 when all exported and imported products are included in the calculation. That dollar amount in red ink is roughly 8 times higher than the -$1.5 billion in Mexico’s red ink from international trade 7 years earlier in 2011. Year over year, Mexico’s -$13.4 billion trade […]