World’s Top Imports: Products and Countries

So what are the world’s top imports by product and leading importing countries? Read on to find out. Note that the product categories used in this analysis are at the two-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) code level in tariff manuals. World’s Top Import Products Below are the 15 import products that garnered the highest dollar […]

Fastest-Growing French Import Products

Only two of France’s fastest-growing import product categories posted a triple-digit gain from 2010 to 2014. The average increase for all French import products was 10.1%. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at […]

Fastest-Growing Dutch Import Products

Only one of Netherlands fastest-growing import product categories posted a triple-digit gain from 2010 to 2014. The average increase for all Dutch import products was 14.5%. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at […]

Fastest-Growing Japanese Import Products

None of Japan’s fastest-growing import product categories doubled in value from 2010 to 2014. In fact, the leading percentage gain was 77.5% for the gems, precious metals and coins category. The average increase for all Japanese import products was 18.5%. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which […]

Fastest-Growing Mexican Import Products

Five of Mexico’s fastest-growing import product categories posted triple-digit gains from 2010 to 2014. The average increase for all Mexican import products was 32.7%. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at the 6, […]

Fastest-Growing Italian Import Products

Only one of Italy’s fastest-growing import product categories posted a triple-digit gain from 2010 to 2014. The average overall change in value for all Italian import products was a 3.1% decline. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to […]

Greece’s Trade Deficit is Sobering

During 2014, the amount of money flowing out of Greece to pay for imported products amounted to US$62.2 billion. That total is far greater than the $35.8 billion Greeks earned from sales of its exports. Officially called the Hellenic Republic, Greece’s trade deficit for 2014 is $26.4 billion. Given a population of 10.7 million increasingly […]

Fastest-Growing Saudi Import Products

All 15 of the fastest-growing Saudi import products posted triple-digit upticks in value from 2010 to 2014. Percentage gains ranged from 124% for worn clothing and miscellaneous textiles to an astounding 83,473,400% for imported arms and ammunition. Overall, Saudi imports rose 42.7% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit […]