World Merchandise Exports and Imports
Publication date: 11 June 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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World Exports of goods in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

In 2017, the total volume of merchandise exports exceeded $15.4 trillion (according to the external trade statistics of 119 countries). It was $15.5 trillion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 148 countries).

There is no trade data (2017) for such exporters as United Arab Emirates (1.91% of world exports in 2016), Other Asia, nes (1.79%), Thailand (1.36%), Saudi Arabia (1.33%), Vietnam (1.13%), Austria (0.928%), Qatar (0.367%), Iraq (0.28%), Morocco (0.146%), Bahrain (0.082%), Panama (0.071%), Guatemala (0.067%), Cambodia (0.064%), Costa Rica (0.063%)

Top exporters of goods in 2017

The main exporters of commodities in 2017 were

  • China - 14.6% of world exports ($2.26 trillion)
  • USA - 9.97% (2.26 trillion)
  • Germany - 9.36% (2.26 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.5% (2.26 trillion)
  • Korea - 3.7% (2.26 trillion)
  • Hong-Kong - 3.55% (2.26 trillion)
  • France - 3.37% (2.26 trillion)
  • Netherlands - 3.26% (2.26 trillion)
  • Italy - 3.24% (2.26 trillion)
  • United Kingdom - 2.85% (2.26 trillion)

According to statistics provided by the major exporters, the largest trade flows of exports of «ALL COMMODITIES» in 2017 were

  • Exports from China to the USA: (2.77% of world exports, $430 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to the USA: (2.69% of world exports, $417 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from Mexico to the USA: (2.11% of world exports, $327 billion according to the external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Exports from Canada to the USA: (2.05% of world exports, $319 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from China, Hong-Kong to China: (1.92% of world exports, $297 billion according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Exports from the USA to Canada: (1.82% of world exports, $282 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from China to China, Hong-Kong: (1.8% of world exports, $279 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from the USA to Mexico: (1.57% of world exports, $243 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to China: (1.42% of world exports, $221 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to Switzerland: (1.1% of world exports, $170 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
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