UK’s EU Trade Scorecard Before Brexit

This ongoing analysis tracks key metrics focusing on the United Kingdom’s export sales and trade balances with the European Union by top trade products and also at the country level for each EU member. In 2017, the EU maintained its status as a global trade behemoth comprised of 28 members collectively generating US$5.719 trillion worth […]

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 European or Asian countries. Russia shipped US$359.2 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure represents roughly 2.2% of overall global exports estimated at $15.952 trillion one […]

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 […]

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$442.1 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017 according to the latest statistics from the International Trade Centre as of November 14, 2018. That dollar amount represents […]

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 […]

Japan’s Top Trading Partners

Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is a major economic and political power in Asia. Yet it is a North American nation–the United States–is the number one purchaser of Japanese export products. The world’s fourth-largest exporter, Japan shipped US$698.1 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That dollar figure reflects […]

Netherlands Top Trading Partners

Also called Holland, Netherlands is strategically located on the European continent. The international trade powerhouse borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south and is in close proximity to the United Kingdom via the North Sea and the English Channel. Netherlands shipped US$652.2 billion worth of products around the globe in 2017. That figure […]

Top EU Import Countries

Imports purchased by the 28 members of the European Union totaled US$5.641 trillion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -3.5% drop in the value for EU import purchases since 2013 but a 10.3% year-over-year improvement from 2016 to 2017. European imports represent an estimated 31.6% of total world imports which amounted to $17.833 trillion […]