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 […]

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 […]

Florida’s Top 10 Exports

Nicknamed “The Sunshine State”, Florida shipped US$57.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 4.2% increase from 2017 to 2018 and a 6.2% upturn since 2015. Florida mostly occupies a peninsula in the southeastern-most region of the continental United States separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic […]

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$487.1 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018 according to the latest statistics from the International Trade Centre. That dollar amount represents a -4.7% decline since 2014 […]

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 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 […]

China’s Top Trading Partners

The world’s largest exporter by value, China shipped US$2.294 trillion worth of products around the globe in 2018 according to the latest statistics reported by the International Trade Centre. That dollar amount results from a 6.5% gain since 2014 and a 10.2% increase from 2017 to 2018. Applying a continental lens, about half (47.8%) of […]

Top 10 Exports from Texas

Nicknamed “The Lone Star State” and located in America’s South Central region, Texas shipped US$315.4 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount represents a 19.2% uptick from 2017 to 2018 and a 26.8% increase since 2015. Texas is America’s number one exporter by state ahead of California, New York and […]