Top European Export Countries

Bridge in Dresden, Germany

Bridge in Dresden, Germany

Exports from Europe were worth about US$7.14 trillion in 2014, up 19.3% since 2010. European exports represent an estimated 38.2% of total world exports.

Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database, the aggregate Gross Domestic Product for all European countries amounted to roughly $23.2 trillion in 2014.

Therefore, exports accounted for about 30.8% of Europe’s total economic output.

Given Europe’s population of about 851.6 million people, the total $7.1 trillion in 2014 European exports translates to approximately $8,385 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 2014. Also shown is each country’s overall share of European exports.

  1. Germany: $1,508,345,867,000 (21.1% of total exports)
  2. Netherlands: $672,425,783,000 (9.4%)
  3. France: $566,656,165,000 (7.9%)
  4. Italy: $528,368,362,000 (7.4%)
  5. United Kingdom: $511,283,276,000 (7.2%)
  6. Russian Federation: $492,144,880,000 (6.9%)
  7. Belgium: $471,619,097,000 (6.6%)
  8. Spain: $318,649,312,000 (4.5%)
  9. Switzerland: $238,809,509,000 (3.3%)
  10. Poland: $214,476,794,000 (3%)
  11. Austria: $178,049,740,000 (2.5%)
  12. Czech Republic: $173,726,654,000 (2.4%)
  13. Sweden: $164,343,835,000 (2.3%)
  14. Norway: $146,193,986,000 (2.1%)
  15. Ireland: $118,287,435,000 (1.7%)
  16. Hungary: $112,439,554,000 (1.6%)
  17. Denmark: $109,756,340,000 (1.5%)
  18. Slovakia: $85,874,021,000 (1.2%)
  19. Finland: $74,150,256,000 (1%)
  20. Romania: $69,877,891,000 (0.98%)

 
In total, these 20 countries provided 94.6% of European exports during 2014. Among the 20 leading European exporters, only Ireland failed to increase its export sales in 2014 with revenues remaining about the same as during 2010.

See also Fastest-Growing European Export Countries

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 22, 2015

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on June 22, 2015