World’s Fastest-Growing Export Products

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Precious stones abstract

After analyzing 2018 data for the exports that generate the highest dollar value in international sales, we found three products that realized increased revenues by over 50% from 2014 to 2018: machinery for making semi-conductors, textile footwear, and beauty, makeup or skin care preparations.

Close behind in fourth-place was electric storage batteries via a 49.3% gain over the five-year period.

From 2017 to 2018, the world’s fastest-growing exported goods are petroleum oil residues (up 34.1%), heterocyclics and nucleic acids (up 30.6%), electrical capacitators (up 28.4%), aluminum oxide or hydroxide (up 27.3%), non-dissolving chemical woodpulp (up 26.2%) then hand-drawn paintings and drawings (up 25.7%).

World’s Fastest-Growing Export Products

Below are the fastest-growing among the top 200 exported goods that can be sorted by rank of export value by product for 2018, export product name, or change in export value from 2014 to 2018 and 2017 to 2018.

RankExport Product2014-82017-82018 Exports US$
1. Crude oil-32.2%+12.5%$950,019,579,000
2. Processed petroleum oils-20.7%+20.3%$780,625,805,000
3. Cars+9.3%+3.4%$775,228,651,000
4. Integrated circuits/microassemblies+41.3%+16%$712,590,712,000
5. Phone system devices including smartphones+16.8%+8.4%$595,716,231,000
6. Automobile parts/accessories+10.9%+6.7%$415,302,276,000
7. Computers, optical readers+3.3%+10.1%$367,685,154,000
8. Medication mixes in dosage+4.4%+7.5%$355,451,596,000
9. Gold (unwrought)-2.3%-5%$305,805,275,000
10. Petroleum gases-35.4%+4.9%$285,850,222,000
11. Blood fractions (including antisera)+42.9%+15.1%$180,009,994,000
12. Computer parts, accessories+8.1%+16.6%$143,258,194,000
13. Trucks+10.4%+5.6%$138,466,609,000
14. Diamonds (unmounted/unset)-9.3%+2.9%$136,103,172,000
15. Turbo-jets+34.5%+14.9%$134,395,527,000
16. Insulated wire/cable+8.6%+9.6%$131,399,267,000
17. Electro-medical equipment (e.g. xrays)+13.6%+9%$128,002,650,000
18. Coal, solid fuels made from coal+27.9%+15.8%$124,469,794,000
19. Solar power diodes/semi-conductors+0.7%+3.1%$112,288,049,000
20. Jewelry-23.1%+4.4%$110,755,271,000
21. Aircraft, spacecraft-13.6%-6.6%$109,787,879,000
22. Lower-voltage switches, fuses+8.9%+7.4%$109,127,941,000
23. Electrical converters/power units+2.8%+7.9%$100,193,627,000
24. Printing machinery-8.1%+3%$96,729,364,000
25. TV receivers/monitors/projectors-7%+2.4%$94,645,636,000
26. Taps, valves, similar appliances+3.4%+9.2%$94,248,310,000
27. Aircraft parts+12.9%+3.5%$92,996,350,000
28. Iron ores, concentrates-26.3%-0.9%$92,636,674,000
29. Miscellaneous furniture+6%+9.2%$90,689,904,000
30. Miscellaneous machinery+16.5%+9.5%$87,618,456,000
31. Machinery for making semi-conductors+79.9%+11.6%$85,421,770,000
32. Ethylene polymers+1.9%+10.2%$85,096,117,000
33. Seats (excluding barber/dentist chairs)+12.4%+8.5%$82,402,519,000
34. Rubber tires (new)-3.6%+6.3%$80,809,676,000
35. Miscellaneous plastic items+11.7%+8.5%$78,985,802,000
36. Air or vacuum pumps-0.3%+7.3%$76,356,993,000
37. Heterocyclics, nucleic acids+26.8%+30.6%$75,358,489,000
38. Cruise/cargo ships, barges-1.9%-3.7%$72,924,892,000
39. Cases, handbags, wallets+14.8%+9.9%$71,175,358,000
40. Piston engine parts+0.2%+5.8%$70,772,299,000
41. Liquid crystal/laser/optical tools-24.9%-9.1%$70,400,503,000
42. Centrifuges, filters and purifiers+10.2%+9.5%$68,790,307,000
43. Electrical/optical circuit boards, panels+22.7%+10.1%$68,467,107,000
44. Women's clothing (not knit or crochet)+3.6%+4.7%$68,087,702,000
45. Liquid pumps and elevators+1%+9.8%$67,736,711,000
46. Refined copper, unwrought alloys-1.2%+12%$64,496,323,000
47. TV/radio/radar device parts+11.4%+9%$64,250,992,000
48. Copper ores, concentrates+21.8%+11.4%$63,576,531,000
49. Polyacetal/ether/carbonates+12%+17.8%$63,546,007,000
50. Transmission shafts, gears, clutches+7%+11.4%$61,386,142,000
51. Machinery parts-14.3%+12.3%$61,110,049,000
52. Orthopedic appliances+17.3%+9.5%$60,462,984,000
53. Plastic plates, sheets, film, tape, strips+4.2%+8.1%$60,360,916,000
54. Soya beans+0.4%+2%$59,265,682,000
55. Tractors+4.6%+18.3%$58,848,588,000
56. Beauty/makeup/skin care preparations+53.2%+18.6%$58,827,208,000
57. Jerseys, pullovers (knit or crochet)+7%+12.2%$57,417,457,000
58. Plastic packing goods, lids, caps+8.2%+9.7%$57,411,064,000
59. Electric storage batteries+49.3%+19%$56,935,414,000
60. Unrecorded sound media+11.5%+11%$56,804,496,000
61. Electric motors, generators+10.9%+8%$56,280,498,000
62. Footwear (leather)-5%+8.7%$55,688,372,000
63. Aluminum (unwrought)+9.4%+6.2%$54,661,611,000
64. Lamps, lighting, illuminated signs-0.8%+4.7%$54,424,472,000
65. Piston engines+16.7%+13.7%$54,064,481,000
66. Flat-rolled iron or non-alloy steel products (plated/coated)+5.3%+6.9%$54,013,489,000
67. Electrical machinery+25.3%+4.3%$53,164,911,000
68. Miscellaneous iron or steel items+9.8%+13%$53,134,925,000
69. Hot-rolled iron or non-alloy steel products+5.9%+11%$52,991,219,000
70. Cyclic hydrocarbons-11.6%+16.9%$52,248,681,000
71. Men's suits, trousers (not knit or crochet)+3.5%+6.1%$51,822,759,000
72. Printed circuits+7.6%+5.1%$51,789,966,000
73. Engines (diesel)-7.3%+4.6%$50,582,461,000
74. Electric water heaters, hair dryers+12.6%+8.4%$50,421,575,000
75. Miscellaneous iron and steel structures-1.4%+4.5%$50,092,796,000
76. Other measuring/testing machines+28.3%+9.1%$48,964,501,000
77. Air conditioners+14.4%+9.5%$48,820,529,000
78. Physical/chemical analysis tools+20.7%+10.9%$47,475,955,000
79. Propylene/olefin polymers-1.4%+13.5%$47,279,808,000
80. Heavy machinery (bulldozers, excavators, road rollers)+9.1%+16.5%$47,128,695,000
81. Models, puzzles, miscellaneous toys+37.1%+6.4%$46,716,570,000
82. T-shirts, vests (knit or crochet)+2.1%+5%$46,665,537,000
83. Refrigerators, freezers+5.4%+6.4%$45,765,712,000
84. Other food preparations+21.2%+14.7%$44,928,378,000
85. Footwear (textile)+65.9%+16.9%$44,487,691,000
86. Microphones/headphones/amps+23.5%+7.5%$44,078,860,000
87. Chemical industry products/residuals+1.4%+13.8%$43,780,599,000
88. Iron and steel screws, bolts, nuts, washers+12.6%+12%$41,856,342,000
89. Sawn wood+9.1%+7.1%$41,442,141,000
90. Wheat-13.8%+5.7%$41,214,347,000
91. Temperature-change machines+4.1%+6.3%$40,995,213,000
92. TV receiver/transmit/digital cameras-5.1%+5.6%$40,310,302,000
93. Iron or steel scrap-3.8%+17.7%$39,980,423,000
94. Regulate/control instruments+6.6%+4.8%$38,964,119,000
95. Electric circuit parts, fuses, switches+3.4%+5%$37,877,832,000
96. Wine:+7.5%+5.6%$37,434,280,000
97. Chemical woodpulp (non-dissolving)+30.1%+26.2%$36,985,778,000
98. Footwear (rubber or plastic)-8.7%+1.7%$36,792,764,000
99. Bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries+14.6%+8.8%$36,625,091,000
100. Women's clothing (knit or crochet)-13.3%+3.7%$36,581,134,000
101. Packaged insecticides/fungicides/herbicides+4.6%+5.3%$36,579,438,000
102. Aluminum plates, sheets, strips+22.4%+16.4%$36,177,588,000
103. Ball, roller bearings+2.2%+8.2%$35,086,411,000
104. Flat-rolled other alloy steel products+8.4%+7.6%$34,684,839,000
105. Electrical lighting/signaling equpment, defrosters+24.4%+8.5%$34,627,312,000
106. Acyclic alcohols+1.5%+24.2%$34,613,311,000
107. Electrical energy+3.4%+13.5%$34,322,757,000
108. Base metal mountings, fittings+12%+7.1%$34,184,333,000
109. Electrical capacitators+16.5%+28.4%$34,164,808,000
110. Corn+2.3%+11.9%$33,931,709,000
111. Alcohol (including spirits, liqueurs)+6.1%+9.1%$33,260,526,000
112. Flat-rolled stainless steel items+3.2%+11.2%$33,202,657,000
113. Table games, bowling equipment+48.8%+4.4%$32,919,223,000
114. Lifting/loading machinery+15.3%+10.7%$32,286,916,000
115. Cheese, curd-4.1%+4.6%$32,063,296,000
116. Optical fiber cables, sheets, plates+6.7%+5.1%$32,014,673,000
117. Other organic cleaning preparations+2.9%+6.4%$31,905,580,000
118. Platinum (unwrought)+24.8%+18.8%$31,816,783,000
119. Dishwashing, clean/dry/fill machines:+5.6%+7.8%$31,669,650,000
120. Coffee-2.7%-2.6%$31,083,403,000
121. Miscellaneous animal feed preparations+12.6%+7.7%$30,622,898,000
122. Iron ferroalloys+11.8%+14.4%$30,392,404,000
123. Palm oil-12.5%-11.3%$30,351,677,000
124. Trailers+18.7%+15.6%$29,500,493,000
125. Chocolate, other cocoa preparations+4%+4.8%$29,148,128,000
126. Crustaceans (including lobsters)+6.6%-2%$29,066,069,000
127. Swine meat-9.5%-5.5%$28,467,643,000
128. Iron or non-alloy steel products (semi-finished)+12.2%+22.8%$28,445,588,000
129. Coal tar oils (high temperature distillation)+21.6%+16.4%$28,354,006,000
130. Motorcycles+29.4%+13.3%$28,213,690,000
131. Vulcanized rubber items+7.9%+8%$28,209,505,000
132. Plastic plates, sheets, film, tape, strips+6.8%+7.4%$28,100,231,000
133. Coated paper-8.8%+4.1%$28,081,156,000
134. Cigars/cigarellos, cigarettes+1.8%-1.5%$27,739,816,000
135. Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers+17.7%+15.3%$27,684,889,000
136. Rubber/plastic article making machines+7.7%+0.03%$27,517,985,000
137. Wrist/pocket watches (no precious metal case)-6.4%+3.1%$27,383,211,000
138. Other diagnostic/lab reagents+18.7%+9.2%$27,330,613,000
139. Acyclic hydrocarbons-2.4%+20%$27,299,974,000
140. Sports equipment+4.6%+8.4%$26,977,843,000
141. Poultry meat-6.2%+4.1%$26,899,050,000
142. Synthetic yarn woven fabrics-0.7%+5%$26,852,388,000
143. Plastic tubes, pipes, fittings+9.9%+10.2%$26,744,034,000
144. Soya-bean oil-cake, other solid residues-17.9%+15%$26,613,249,000
145. Pneumatic hand tool+15.2%+8.8%$26,430,682,000
146. Scents used for beverage or industrial manufacturing+9.4%+8.8%$25,739,713,000
147. Rice-3.3%+5.2%$25,588,652,000
148. Iron or steel tubes, pipes-28.5%+14.5%$25,420,988,000
149. Miscellaneous iron or steel tubes, pipes-2.6%+7.8%$25,392,660,000
150. Paper containers, cellulose wadding+8.2%+9.3%$25,266,191,000
151. Whole fish (frozen)+8.6%+4.7%$25,161,699,000
152. Synthetic rubber+19%-1.5%$25,141,543,000
153. Fresh or chilled beef+8.6%+8.6%$24,742,994,000
154. Fish fillets, pieces+11.2%+6.1%$24,627,748,000
155. Interchangeable hand/machine tools+4.6%+8%$24,590,069,000
156. Frozen beef-1.5%+9.9%$24,473,578,000
157. Light vessels, fire boats, floating docks-36.9%-21.2%$24,463,936,000
158. Styrene polymers-1.1%+7.2%$24,379,353,000
159. X-ray equipment+8.6%+7%$23,353,831,000
160. Liquid/gas checking instruments+7.6%+9.6%$23,333,012,000
161. Flour/meal/starch/malt extract food preparations+12.6%+7.9%$23,316,058,000
162. Hand-drawn paintings, drawings+26.9%+25.7%$23,314,640,000
163. Miscellaneous engines, motors+16.6%+16.2%$23,183,421,000
164. Self-adhesive plastic in rolls+4.2%+6.7%$22,697,077,000
165. Sugar (cane or beet)-17.1%-24.5%$22,458,200,000
166. Radar, radio communication items+21.5%+2.7%$22,151,892,000
167. Whole fish (fresh)+18.9%+9.8%$22,070,148,000
168. Non-alcoholic drinks (not water/juice/milk)+13.6%+9.3%$22,066,974,000
169. Harvest/threshing machinery+7.2%+7.8%$21,655,934,000
170. Nitrogenous fertilizers-19.8%+13.3%$21,232,935,000
171. Fertilizer mixes+6.3%+16.1%$21,179,295,000
172. Spray/dispersing mechanical appliances+8.6%+9.1%$20,888,416,000
173. Other machine parts, accessories+5.4%+9.7%$20,798,136,000
174. Linens-4.4%+4.5%$20,738,128,000
175. Petroleum oil residues-6.5%+34.1%$20,725,665,000
176. Electric generating sets, converters-27.3%+6.7%$20,712,491,000
177. Copper wire-2.9%+16.9%$20,682,097,000
178. Women's coats, jackets (not knit or crochet)+16%+7.1%$20,618,812,000
179. Fork-lift trucks+24.9%+14.3%$20,528,109,000
180. Electric ignition/start equipment+3.4%+4%$20,439,997,000
181. Perfumes, toilet waters+6.6%+6.9%$20,326,043,000
182. Moulding boxes/base+4.3%+4.5%$20,116,833,000
183. Aluminum oxide/hydroxide+31%+27.3%$20,016,057,000
184. Copper waste, scrap-2.3%+10.6%$19,998,844,000
185. Initiators/accelerators, catalytic preps+13.8%+11.9%$19,983,359,000
186. Motorcycle parts/accessories-0.4%+7.5%$19,968,393,000
187. Uncoated paper for writing/printing-11.9%+6.4%$19,856,494,000
188. Miscellaneous aluminum items+13.9%+10.6%$19,575,971,000
189. Cellulose fiber paper-0.7%+6.3%$19,555,369,000
190. Vinyl chloride polymers-2.9%+2.4%$19,514,201,000
191. Plastic tableware, kitchenware, toiletry+15.1%+9%$19,453,964,000
192. Electric motor parts+0.4%+11%$19,254,285,000
193. Iron or steel pipe fittings-6.1%+14.6%$19,246,193,000
194. Concentrated/sweetened milk, cream-29%+0.6%$18,908,577,000
195. Other than warp-knit fabrics+9.2%+2.9%$18,757,950,000
196. Amino-resins+9.5%+6.8%$18,665,130,000
197. Aluminum bars/rods+6.3%+15.9%$18,659,679,000
198. Amino-compounds (oxygen)+0.9%+3.7%$18,538,072,000
199. Mattresses, quilts+17.4%+11%$18,355,568,000
200. Electric sound/visual signal bells or alarms-25.6%+6.5%$18,268,057,000

Petroleum-related products ranked high on the list of fastest-growing 200 exported goods from 2017 to 2018.

Other strong year-over-year growth products include electrical capacitators, platinum, iron or steel scrap, copper wire and computer parts or accessories.



 

See also Top African Export Countries, Top Asian Export Countries, Top EU Export Countries, Top Middle Eastern Export Countries and Top South American Export Countries

Research Sources:
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Databases (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on August 19, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports, and Field Listing: Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 19, 2019

International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on August 19, 2019