World’s Top Export Countries

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Cargo ship at sea

Overall, total export products were worth an estimated US$17.585 trillion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -6.9% drop over the 5-year period starting in 2013 but an 10.7% uptick from $15.886 trillion during 2016.

Based on statistics from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for all countries totaled $127.8 trillion for 2017.

Therefore, exported goods account for about 13.8% of overall worldwide economic output in terms of GDP>

As of November 25, 2018, the earth’s population was 7.666 billion. Therefore, the $17.585 billion in total 2017 global exports represents roughly $2,300 for every person on the planet.

Top Export Countries

Below are the world’s top export countries that shipped the highest dollar value in exports during 2017. Also shown is each country’s individual share of overall worldwide exports.

RankCountry2017 Export Sales2016-7
1.China$2.263 trillion+7.9%
2.United States$1.546 trillion+6.6%
3.Germany$1.450 trillion+8.2%
4.Japan$698.1 billion+8.2%
5.South Korea$573.7 billion+15.8%
6.Hong Kong$550.2 billion+6.5%
7.France$523.4 billion+7.1%
8.Netherlands$505.9 billion+13.7%
9.Italy$503.1 billion+9%
10.United Kingdom$442.1 billion+7.4%
11.Belgium$430 billion+8%
12.Canada$420.6 billion+8.1%
13.Mexico$409.5 billion+9.5%
14.Singapore$373.3 billion+10.4%
15.Russia$359.2 billion+25.8%
16.Spain$319.6 billion+13.4%
17.Taiwan$317.7 billion+13.3%
18.United Arab Emirates$308.5 billion+3.3%
19.Switzerland$299.3 billion-1.8%
20.India$295.8 billion+13.6%
21.Vietnam$265.1 billion+50.1%
22.Thailand$236 billion+10.5%
23.Australia$229.7 billion+21.2%
24.Poland$221.3 billion+12.7%
25.Saudi Arabia$220.1 billion+23%
26.Brazil$217.7 billion+17.5%
27.Malaysia$216.4 billion+14.3%
28.Czech Republic$180 billion+11.1%
29.Indonesia$168.8 billion+16.8%
30.Austria$168 billion+10.5%
31.Turkey$157.1 billion+10.2%
32.Sweden$153.1 billion+9.8%
33.Ireland$138.1 billion+4.6%
34.Hungary$113.4 billion+10%
35.Iran$105.8 billion+27.3%
36.Norway$102 billion+13.8%
37.Denmark$101.6 billion+7.7%
38.South Africa$88.3 billion+19.1%
39.Slovakia$84.5 billion+9%
40.Romania$70.6 billion+11.1%
41.Chile$69.2 billion+14%
42.Iraq$69 billion+39.6%
43.Philippines$68.7 billion+22%
44.Finland$67.3 billion+17.4%
45.Qatar$63.7 billion+11.1%
46.Portugal$62.2 billion+11.7%
47.Argentina$58.4 billion+1.1%
48.Kuwait$54.8 billion+18.5%
49.Israel$53.8 billion-11.2%
50.Kazakhstan$48.3 billion+31.5%
51.Peru$44 billion+21.2%
52.Ukraine$43.4 billion+19.4%
53.Nigeria$40.7 billion+23.8%
54.Bangladesh$40.3 billion+5.5%
55.New Zealand$38.1 billion+12.3%
56.Colombia$37.8 billion+21.7%
57.Angola$36.7 billion+30.1%
58.Algeria$35.2 billion+17.3%
59.Greece$32.2 billion+15.6%
60.Venezuela$32 billion+8.7%
61.Bulgaria$30.2 billion+15.7%
62.Lithuania$29.3 billion+17.3%
63.Belarus$29.3 billion+24.3%
64.Oman$28.9 billion+18.4%
65.Slovenia$28.8 billion+4%
66.Egypt$25.9 billion+15.3%
67.Morocco$25.6 billion+12%
68.Pakistan$21.9 billion+6.5%
69.Libya$19.5 billion+103.5%
70.Ecuador$19.1 billion+13.8%
71.Cambodia$17.2 billion+70.9%
72.Serbia$17 billion+14.2%
73.Croatia$15.8 billion+15.6%
74.Estonia$15.4 billion+9.9%
75.Ghana$14.4 billion+34.7%
76.Tunisia$14.2 billion+4.6%
77.Luxembourg$14 billion+8.7%
78.Myanmar (Burma)$13.9 billion+18.9%
79.Azerbaijan$13.8 billion+52.2%
80.Latvia$12.9 billion+12.4%
81.Côte d'Ivoire$12.6 billion+18.4%
82.Sri Lanka$11.7 billion+11.3%
83.Guatemala$11 billion+4%
84.Costa Rica$10.6 billion+7.0%
85.Papua New Guinea$10.6 billion+20.8%
86.Bahrain$9.9 billion-23%
87.Trinidad/Tobago$9.6 billion+11.9%
88.Dominican Republic$8.9 billion+1.3%
89.Paraguay$8.7 billion+2.1%
90.Uzbekistan$8.6 billion+13.2%
91.Democr. Rep. Congo$8.3 billion+45.1%
92.Congo$8.1 billionno 2016 data
93.Zambia$8.1 billion+26.5%
94.Uruguay$7.9 billion+13.3%
95.Turkmenistan$7.9 billion-1.5%
96.Bolivia$7.9 billion+10.9%
97.Jordan$7.5 billion-0.5%
98.Cameroon$6.5 billion+206.4%
99.Bosnia/Herzegovina$6.4 billion+19.5%
100.Mongolia$6.1 billion+24.8%
101.Guinea$6 billion+71.3%
102.Botswana$5.9 billion-19.4%
103.El Salvador$5.8 billion+6.3%
104.Kenya$5.7 billion+0.9%
105.Macedonia$5.7 billion+18.5%
106.Brunei Darussalam$5.6 billion+18.4%
107.Panama$5.5 billion-51.3%
108.Gabon$5.4 billion+33.8%
109.Equatorial Guinea$5.3 billion+15.4%
110.Namibia$5.2 billion+8.6%
111.Honduras$5 billion+21.7%
112.Nicaragua$4.9 billion+7.3%
113.Iceland$4.9 billion+9.7%
114.Laos$4.8 billion+53%
115.Mozambique$4.7 billion+39.7%
116.Sudan$4.2 billionno 2016 data
117.Tanzania$4.2 billion-11.9%
118.Cyprus$3.4 billion+75.4%
119.Lebanon$3.3 billion+10.5%
120.Senegal$3 billion+13.2%
121.Uganda$2.9 billion+16.9%
122.Ethiopia$2.9 billion+9.4%
123.Madagascar$2.8 billion+26.2%
124.Burkina Faso$2.8 billion+11.5%
125.Georgia$2.7 billion+29.1%
126.Malta$2.5 billion-20.3%
127.Zimbabwe$2.4 billion-14.2%
128.Moldova$2.4 billion+18.6%
129.Albania$2.3 billion+15.3%
130.Yemen$2.2 billion+125.9%
131.Armenia$2.1 billion+18.7%
132.Mauritius$2.1 billion-4.2%
133.Mauritania$2.1 billion+19.4%
134.Niger$2 billion+114.9%
135.Cuba$2 billion+29.4%
136.North Korea$1.9 billion-33.6%
137.Swaziland$1.8 billion+14.6%
138.Kyrgyzstan$1.8 billion+25.8%
139.Guyana$1.8 billion+23.2%
140.New Caledonia$1.7 billion+23.6%
141.Faroe Islands$1.5 billion+7.7%
142.Curaçao$1.5 billion-27.3%
143.Suriname$1.4 billion+16.7%
144.Macao$1.4 billion+13.5%
145.Mali$1.4 billion-51.1%
146.Chad$1.3 billion-20.2%
147.Bahamas$1.3 billion+226.7%
148.Jamaica$1.3 billion+9%
149.South Sudan$1.3 billion-13.6%
150.Afghanistan$959.8 million+75.6%
151.Cayman Islands$1 billion-55.8%
152.Tajikistan$996.2 million+10.8%
153.Greenland$986 million+78.5%
154.Fiji$955.6 million+3.2%
155.Malawi$889.1 million-13.9%
156.Syria$771.6 million-5%
157.Togo$749.3 million+4.8%
158.Nepal$740.7 million+1.6%
159.Benin$731.6 million+78.5%
160.Lesotho$672.6 millionno 2016 data
161.Seychelles$646.4 million+33.6%
162.Rwanda$608.5 million-2.1%
163.British Virgin Islands$508.3 million-26.3%
164.Solomon Islands$499.7 million+14.3%
165.Marshall Islands$490.5 million-13.5%
166.Barbados$485.4 million-6.1%
167.Eritrea$436.7 million+13.4%
168.Montenegro$420.9 million+18.8%
169.Somalia$389.3 million-38%
170.Gibraltar$349.5 million+28.8%
171.Belize$277.6 million+12.8%
172.Bhutan$239.9 million+64.8%
173.Vanuatu$232.7 million-21.8%
174.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$217.6 million-15.5%
175.Maldives$199.3 million+42.8%
176.French Polynesia$197.2 million+9.8%
177.Liberia$194.7 millionno 2016 data
178.Central African Rep$192 million+117%
179.Guinea-Bissau$189.3 millionno 2016 data
180.Haiti$173.5 million-50.9%
181.Kiribati$161.6 million+1,437%
182.Djibouti#DIV/0!+38.8%
183.Burundi$141.7 million+15.2%
184.Saint Lucia#DIV/0!+18.8%
185.Palestine$130.7 million-85.9%
186.Andorra$115.7 million+8%
187.Sierra Leone$102.7 million-78%
188.Timor-Leste$98.5 million+54.2%
189.US Minor Outlying Is$96.7 million+12.5%
190.Micronesia$96.6 million+55.9%
191.Aruba$90.1 million-5.2%
192.Comoros$86.6 million+6.4%
193.St Maarten (Dutch)$74.6 million+97.2%
194.Tokelau$69.1 million+279%
195.Niue$66.4 million+2,728%
196.Antigua/Barbuda$62.4 million+2.2%
197.Dominica$62.3 million+1%
198.Cabo Verde$49.9 million-17.3%
199.Cook Islands$47.5 million+28.3%
200.Samoa$44.4 million-20.8%
201.Grenada$42.7 million+13.3%
202.St Vincent/Grenadines$42.3 million-1.7%
203.Saint Kitts/Nevis$33.2 million-9.8%
204.Saint Helena$28.2 million+5.4%
205.Nauru$27.2 million+20.1%
206.Gambia$22.5 million-76.1%
207.Christmas Island$21.2 million-12%
208.Turks/Caicos Islands$20.2 million-43.5%
209.Montserrat$19.3 million+479.3%
210.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$17.9 million-11.5%
211.Tonga$17.2 million+17%
212.French S./Antarctic Terr$15.8 million-23.9%
213.Bonaire/St. Eustatius/Saba$14.3 million+29.9%
214.Anguilla$14 million+10%
215.Bermuda$11.7 million+41.2%
216.Sao Tome/Principe$10.6 million+0.8%
217.Tuvalu$9.5 million-78.4%
218.Palau$6.4 million-1.8%
219.St. Pierre/Miquelon$5.5 million+6.7%
220.Northern Mariana Is$4.1 million-1%
221.Cocos (Keeling) Islands$4.1 million-11.9%
222.Norfolk Island$2 million+38.7%
223.Pitcairn$1.7 million-39.2%
224.American Samoa$1.1 million+201.6%
225.Wallis/Futuna Islands$1 million+30.4%
226.Western Sahara$971 million-89.1%
227.Guam$121 million+14.2%
228.British Antarctic Terr$4,000+300%
Bouvet Island$3,000-83.3%



 
These 20 exporting nations supplied well over two-thirds (71.6%) of total exports during 2017.

Among the 20 leading export countries, 19 grew the value of their shipment from 2016 to 2017: Russia (up 25.8%), South Korea (up 15.8%), Netherlands (up 13.7%), India (up 13.6%), Spain (up 13.4%), Taiwan (up 13.3%) then Singapore (up 10.4%).

Switzerland is the sole top 20 exporter experiencing a year-over-year decline via its -1.5% deterioration since 2016.

See also World’s Top Exports Report Card for Products and Countries

Research Sources:
Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook: world economy statistics. Accessed on November 25, 2018

Central Intelligence Agency, Field Listing: Exports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on November 25, 2018

International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on November 25, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on November 25, 2018

Worldometers, Current World Population. Accessed on November 25, 2018