Italy’s Top Trading Partners

Nicknamed The Boot based on the country’s geographic shape, the Italian Republic is in Southern Europe sharing borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia to the north. Italy shipped US$506.3 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure represents roughly 3.2% of overall global exports estimated at $15.952 trillion one year earlier […]

US Aluminum Imports by Supplying Country

In 2017, the United States of America imported US$23.4 billion worth of aluminum (British spelling aluminium) from a total 130 global trade partners. That dollar amount reflects a 49.3% increase since 2013 and an aggressive 24.9% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Aluminum is the world’s most used metal excluding iron. Typically blended into an alloy, […]

Belgium’s Top Trading Partners

A founding member of the European Union, the Kingdom of Belgium borders the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Belgium also lies across the English Channel from the United Kingdom. Belgium shipped US$429.3 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That dollar figure represents roughly 2.7% of overall global exports estimated at $15.952 trillion […]

California’s Top 10 Exports

Nicknamed “The Golden State” stretching along America’s west coast within the Pacific Region, California shipped US$171.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a 5.1% uptick from 2016 to 2017 but a -1.1% setback since 2014. California is America’s second-biggest exporter by state behind Texas. The value of California’s […]

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$522.8 […]

Macau’s Top Trading Partners

Officially named the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Macau exported an estimated US$1.3 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. The bulk of Macau’s shipments were delivered to its East Asian neighbors, unsurprising given Macau’s strategic location on the west side of the Pearl River Delta and just […]

America’s Top Trading Partners

US President Donald Trump has called into question the merits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In 2017, a third of American exports (34%) were delivered to Canada and Mexico. However, that percentage could change should the NAFTA agreement be dissolved. The world’s second-largest exporter, the United States shipped US$1.547 trillion worth of […]

US Iron and Steel Imports by Supplier Countries

During 2017, the United States of America imported US$68 billion worth of iron and steel (including products made from those materials) from 158 global trade partners. Drilling down from that overall dollar metric, America spent 57.6% ($39.1 billion) on products made from iron or steel compared to 42.4% ($28.8 billion) on iron or steel in […]