Top European Export Countries

Bridge in Dresden, Germany

Bridge in Dresden, Germany

Exports from Europe were worth about US$7.1 trillion in 2013, up 35.8% since 2009. European exports represent an estimated 39.7% of total world exports.

Based on statistics from the CIA World Factbook, the total Gross Domestic Product for all European countries amounted to roughly $15.9 trillion in 2013.

Therefore, exports accounted for about 45.1% of Europe’s total economic output.

Given Europe’s population of about 511.4 million people, the total $7.1 trillion in 2013 European exports translates to roughly $2,852 for every person on the continent.

Top European Export Countries

Below are the top European export countries that attained the highest dollar value in global shipments during 2013. Also shown is each country’s overall share of European exports.

  1. Germany: $1,458,646,978,000 (29.3% of total exports)
  2. Netherlands: $664,177,528,000 (9.3%)
  3. France: $566,879,047,000 (7.9%)
  4. United Kingdom: $548,967,453,000 (7.7%)
  5. Russian Federation: $526,392,353,000 (7.4%)
  6. Italy: $517,658,861,000 (7.2%)
  7. Belgium: $511,492,495,000 (7.2%)
  8. Spain: $310,963,648,000 (4.4%)
  9. Switzerland: $229,156,592,000 (3.2%)
  10. Poland: $199,657,622,000 (2.8%)
  11. Austria: $174,667,605,000 (2.4%)
  12. Sweden: $167,597,372,000 (2.3%)
  13. Czech Republic: $161,001,987,000 (2.3%)
  14. Norway: $153,257,884,000 (2.1%)
  15. Ireland: $115,323,454,000 (1.6%)
  16. Denmark: $111,109,154,000 (1.6%)
  17. Hungary: $108,297,670,000 (1.5%)
  18. Slovakia: $85,436,199,000 (1.2%)
  19. Finland: $74,259,826,000 (1%)
  20. Romania: $65,881,442,000 (0.9%)

In total, these 20 countries provided 94.5% of European exports during 2013. Among the 20 leading European exporters, only Ireland decreased its export sales from 2009 to 2013 (Ireland, down by 1.3%).

See also Fastest-Growing European Export Countries


 
Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on November 7, 2014

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on November 7, 2014