World Merchandise Exports and Imports
Publication date: 11 June 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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Source:UN Comtrade
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World Imports of goods in 2016

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

In 2016, the total volume of merchandise imports exceeded $15.6 trillion (according to the external trade statistics of 147 countries). It was $16.1 trillion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 154 countries).

There is no trade data (2016) for such importers as Bangladesh (0.297% of world imports in 2015), Angola (0.103%), Côte d`Ivoire (0.058%), Trinidad and Tobago (0.057%), Zambia (0.052%), Sudan (0.052%), Yemen (0.04%), The Bahamas (0.019%), New Caledonia (0.015%), Malawi (0.014%), Guinea (0.013%), French Polynesia (0.009%), Cayman Islands (0.005%), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (0.002%)

Top importers of goods in 2016

The main importers of commodities in 2016 were

  • USA - 14.3% of world imports ($2.24 trillion)
  • China - 10.1% (2.24 trillion)
  • Germany - 6.77% (2.24 trillion)
  • United Kingdom - 4.06% (2.24 trillion)
  • Japan - 3.87% (2.24 trillion)
  • France - 3.58% (2.24 trillion)
  • Hong-Kong - 3.49% (2.24 trillion)
  • Korea - 2.59% (2.24 trillion)
  • Italy - 2.58% (2.24 trillion)
  • Canada - 2.57% (2.24 trillion)

According to statistics provided by the major importers, the largest trade flows of imports of «ALL COMMODITIES» in 2016 were

  • Imports to the USA from China (3.07% of world imports, $481 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to the European Union (28) from China (2.43% of world imports, $380 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Imports to the USA from Mexico (1.89% of world imports, $296 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to the USA from Canada (1.8% of world imports, $282 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to the European Union (28) from the USA (1.75% of world imports, $274 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Imports to China, Hong-Kong from China (1.6% of world imports, $251 billion according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Canada from the USA (1.34% of world imports, $210 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Imports to Mexico from the USA (1.14% of world imports, $179 billion according to the external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Imports to China from Korea (1.01% of world imports, $158 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to Japan from China (1% of world imports, $156 billion according to the external trade statistics of Japan)
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