World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
2.27 million timeseries
Source:UN Comtrade
Commodity
Indicator
Partner
Reporter
Trade Flow
Period

How to use DataExplorer

  1. Select Time Period you need using the filter above
  2. Select Commodity or Indicator you need
  3. For trade statistics, choose appropriate Reporter, Partner and Trade Flow
  4. Choose visualization type
  5. Customize your table or visualization using Settings button
  6. Save your results as image or data file using Download button
  7. Get access to data you need through API

World Exports of goods in 2017

Settings
Download
Expand
Collapse
Hidden fields
Columns
Rows
Group fields
Filter fields
Region field
Values
X Axis
Dimensions
Y Axis
Y Axis Dimension
Left Y axis
Right Y Axis
Options

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 $15.6 trillion (according to the external trade statistics of 122 countries). It was $15.5 trillion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 149 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%), Qatar (0.367%), Iraq (0.28%), Morocco (0.146%), Pakistan (0.131%), 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 - 14.4% of world exports ($2.26 trillion)
  • USA - 9.88% ($1.54 trillion)
  • Germany - 9.25% ($1.44 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.46% ($698 billion)
  • Korea - 3.66% ($573 billion)
  • Hong-Kong - 3.51% ($549 billion)
  • France - 3.34% ($523 billion)
  • Netherlands - 3.23% ($505 billion)
  • Italy - 3.21% ($503 billion)
  • United Kingdom - 2.82% ($442 billion)

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: (2.75% of world exports, $430 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to the USA: (2.67% of world exports, $418 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from Mexico to the USA: (2.09% of world exports, $327 billion according to the external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Exports from Canada to the USA: (2.04% of world exports, $319 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from China, Hong-Kong to China: (1.9% of world exports, $297 billion according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Exports from the USA to Canada: (1.8% of world exports, $282 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from China to China, Hong-Kong: (1.78% of world exports, $279 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from the USA to Mexico: (1.55% of world exports, $243 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to China: (1.41% of world exports, $221 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to Switzerland: (1.08% of world exports, $170 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))

In 2017, the total volume of merchandise imports exceeded $16 trillion (according to the external trade statistics of 122 countries). It was $15.6 trillion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 148 countries).

There is no trade data (2017) for such importers as United Arab Emirates (1.73% of world imports in 2016), Other Asia, nes (1.47%), Thailand (1.25%), Vietnam (1.11%), Saudi Arabia (0.829%), Pakistan (0.3%), Morocco (0.266%), Qatar (0.204%), Ethiopia (0.122%), Lebanon (0.119%), Guatemala (0.108%), Costa Rica (0.097%), Bahrain (0.094%), Cambodia (0.079%)

Top importers of goods in 2017

The main importers of commodities in 2017 were

  • USA - 15% of world imports ($2.4 trillion)
  • China - 11.5% ($1.84 trillion)
  • Germany - 7.28% ($1.16 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.19% ($671 billion)
  • United Kingdom - 4% ($641 billion)
  • France - 3.82% ($613 billion)
  • Hong-Kong - 3.67% ($589 billion)
  • Korea - 2.98% ($478 billion)
  • Italy - 2.81% ($451 billion)
  • Netherlands - 2.8% ($450 billion)

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

  • Imports to the USA from China (3.28% of world imports, $526 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to the European Union (28) from China (2.63% of world imports, $422 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Imports to the USA from Mexico (1.97% of world imports, $317 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to the USA from Canada (1.9% of world imports, $305 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to the European Union (28) from the USA (1.79% of world imports, $287 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Imports to China, Hong-Kong from China (1.63% of world imports, $262 billion according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Canada from the USA (1.38% of world imports, $221 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Imports to Mexico from the USA (1.21% of world imports, $194 billion according to the external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Imports to China from Korea (1.1% of world imports, $177 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to China from Japan (1.03% of world imports, $165 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
Settings
Download
Expand
Collapse
Hidden fields
Columns
Rows
Group fields
Filter fields
Region field
Values
X Axis
Dimensions
Y Axis
Y Axis Dimension
Left Y axis
Right Y Axis
Options

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