Ireland’s Top Trading Partners

Ireland exported US$165.1 billion worth of goods around the world in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 34.2% increase since 2014 and a 19.6% gain from 2017 to 2018. Geographically the Republic of Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island in the world. Nearly […]

Portugal’s Top Trading Partners

Formally the Portuguese Republic, Portugal shipped US$68.5 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. That figure represents roughly 0.4% of overall global exports estimated at $17.546 trillion one year prior in 2017. Over three-quarters (77.1%) of Portuguese exports by value were delivered to fellow European countries. Smaller percentages were sold to international clients […]

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$484 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018 according to the latest statistics from the International Trade Centre. That dollar amount represents a -5.3% decline since 2014 […]

Switzerland’s Top Trading Partners

Strategically located in central west Europe, Switzerland shares its land borders with Austria, France, Germany and Liechtenstein. Switzerland shipped US$310.7 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. That figure represents roughly 1.8% of overall global exports for 2017 estimated at $17.546 trillion (as of February 4, 2019). From a continental perspective, 45.9% of […]

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 […]

Australia’s Top Trading Partners

Nicknamed the Land Down Under, Australia is an island economy that strongly benefits from its close proximity to the vast markets of China and Japan which together represent about 40% of all Australian export sales. During 2015, Australia signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which opened tariff-free markets for agricultural, natural resources, energy and […]

Top South African Trading Partners

Formerly called Zuid-Afrika, South Africa continues to battle international trade constraints presented by its geographic location notably in relation to distant South African trading partners like China, Germany and the United States. Overall, South Africa shipped US$94.4 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. Up 7% since 2017, that dollar figure represents roughly […]

New Zealand’s Top Trading Partners

An island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean located to the southeast of Australia, New Zealand shipped US$38.4 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. That figure represents roughly 0.2% of overall global exports estimated at $17.547 trillion one year earlier for 2017 (calculated as of February 2, 2019). From a continental perspective, […]