Top EU Import Countries

Imports purchased by the 28 members of the European Union amounted to US$5.217 trillion in 2016, down -8.7% in value since 2012 but up a modest 0.03% year over year from 2015 to 2016. European imports represent an estimated 32.5% of total world imports which amounted to $16 trillion for 2016. As benchmarks, world imports […]

UK’s EU Trade Scorecard Before Brexit

United Kingdom’s overall performance in international trade has been troubling over the past three years, particularly in its trade deficit with the largest members of the European Union. In this analysis, we look at metrics including the UK’s overall trade balances with the EU at the product and country level. Our goal is to stimulate […]

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$488.8 […]

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$395.7 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents roughly 2.6% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion for […]

Russia’s Top Trading Partners

Officially named the Russian Federation, Russia is the world’s largest country in terms of geographic area. It shares land or maritime borders with 16 other countries. Russia shipped US$285.5 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents roughly 1.8% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion one year earlier in […]

Spain’s Top Trading Partners

Spain shipped US$287.8 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents roughly 1.8% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion one year earlier in 2015. From a continental perspective, 69.9% of Spain’s total exports by value in 2016 were delivered to other European trade partners. Asian importers purchased 11.2% of […]

United Kingdom’s Top Trading Partners

Comprised of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the United Kingdom Republic is a sovereign state situated across from continental Europe’s north-western coast. The United Kingdom shipped US$408. billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents roughly 2.5% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion for the prior year 2015. […]

Luxembourg’s Top Trading Partners

Luxembourg shipped US$15.8 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents a tiny 0.1% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion one year earlier in 2015. From a continental perspective, $13.4 billion or 85% of Luxembourg’s total exports by value in 2016 were delivered to other European nations. Asian importers […]