World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
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ALL COMMODITIES | Imports and Exports | 2017

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ALL COMMODITIES | Imports and Exports | 2017

In 2017, the world merchandise exports exceeded $16 trillion (according to external trade statistics of 140 countries). It was $15.6 trillion in the previous year (according to merchandise trade statistics of 153 countries).

There are no trade data (2017) for such exporters as United Arab Emirates (1.9% of the world exports in 2016), Other Asia, nes (1.79%), Thailand (1.36%), Saudi Arabia (1.17%), Qatar (0.365%), Iraq (0.279%), Bahrain (0.082%), Panama (0.071%), Cambodia (0.064%), Malta (0.025%), Laos (0.019%), Moldova (0.013%), Ethiopia (0.011%), China, Macao SAR (0.008%)

Top exporters of goods in 2017

The world's largest exporters of commodities in 2017 were

  • China - 14% of the world exports ($2.26 trillion)
  • USA - 9.62% ($1.54 trillion)
  • Germany - 9% ($1.44 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.34% ($698 billion)
  • Korea - 3.57% ($573 billion)

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

  • Exports from Canada to USA: (1.98% of the world exports, $319 billion according to external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from China to Hong-Kong: (1.73% of the world exports, $279 billion according to external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from China to Japan: (0.854% of the world exports, $137 billion according to external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from China to USA: (2.67% of the world exports, $430 billion according to external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from Hong-Kong to China: (1.85% of the world exports, $297 billion according to external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Exports from Japan to USA: (0.84% of the world exports, $135 billion according to external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Exports from Korea to China: (0.884% of the world exports, $142 billion according to external trade statistics of Korea)
  • Exports from Mexico to USA: (2.03% of the world exports, $327 billion according to external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Exports from USA to Canada: (1.75% of the world exports, $282 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from USA to Mexico: (1.51% of the world exports, $243 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)

In 2017, the world merchandise imports exceeded $16.5 trillion (according to external trade statistics of 140 countries). It was $15.7 trillion in the previous year (according to merchandise trade statistics of 152 countries).

There are no trade data (2017) for such importers as United Arab Emirates (1.72% of the world imports in 2016), Other Asia, nes (1.46%), Thailand (1.24%), Saudi Arabia (0.891%), Qatar (0.203%), Ethiopia (0.121%), Bahrain (0.093%), Cambodia (0.078%), Panama (0.058%), China, Macao SAR (0.056%), Malta (0.045%), Afghanistan (0.041%), State of Palestine (0.034%), Laos (0.026%)

Top importers of goods in 2017

The world's largest importers of commodities in 2017 were

  • USA - 14.5% of the world imports ($2.4 trillion)
  • China - 11.1% ($1.84 trillion)
  • Germany - 7.03% ($1.16 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.04% ($671 billion)
  • United Kingdom - 3.86% ($641 billion)
  • France - 3.69% ($613 billion)

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

  • Imports to Canada from USA (1.33% of the world imports, $221 billion according to external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Imports to China from Japan (0.998% of the world imports, $165 billion according to external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to China from Korea (1.06% of the world imports, $177 billion according to external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to China from Other Asia, nes (0.939% of the world imports, $155 billion according to external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to Hong-Kong from China (1.58% of the world imports, $262 billion according to external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Japan from China (0.99% of the world imports, $164 billion according to external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Imports to Mexico from USA (1.17% of the world imports, $194 billion according to external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Imports to USA from Canada (1.84% of the world imports, $305 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from China (3.16% of the world imports, $526 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from Mexico (1.91% of the world imports, $317 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)

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Reporter TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES
Exports Imports
2017 2017
Value (US$) World Rank World Share, % Value (US$) World Rank World Share, %
China 2 263 370 504 301 1 14.088 1 843 792 938 795 2 11.107
USA 1 545 609 158 491 2 9.62 2 407 390 189 460 1 14.502
Germany 1 446 642 435 221 3 9.004 1 167 753 355 161 3 7.034
Japan 698 097 188 909 4 4.345 671 474 306 095 4 4.045
Korea 573 627 368 937 5 3.57 478 469 167 573 8 2.882
Hong-Kong 549 861 455 213 6 3.422 589 317 440 320 7 3.55
France 523 385 133 284 7 3.257 613 132 639 717 6 3.693
Netherlands 505 941 305 245 8 3.149 450 075 697 537 10 2.711
Italy 503 053 928 396 9 3.131 451 415 534 842 9 2.719
United Kingdom 442 065 707 223 10 2.751 641 332 435 861 5 3.863
Belgium 429 980 167 539 11 2.676 406 412 281 148 14 2.448
Canada 420 631 850 365 12 2.618 432 405 190 660 12 2.604
Mexico 409 451 378 170 13 2.548 420 369 113 272 13 2.532
Singapore 373 254 554 420 14 2.323 327 709 713 161 16 1.974
Russia 359 151 975 199 15 2.235 228 212 749 973 20 1.374
Spain 319 621 896 043 16 1.989 350 921 561 671 15 2.114
Switzerland 299 308 693 087 17 1.863 267 501 495 875 17 1.611
India 294 364 490 162 18 1.832 444 052 353 836 11 2.675
Australia 230 163 207 202 19 1.432 228 441 736 928 19 1.376
Poland 221 307 621 302 20 1.377 217 978 575 741 21 1.313
Brazil 217 739 177 077 21 1.355 150 749 452 449 28 0.908
Malaysia 216 428 429 221 22 1.347 193 855 940 671 23 1.167
Vietnam 215 118 606 999 23 1.339 213 215 299 139 22 1.284
Czech Republic 182 231 360 523 24 1.134 162 898 931 578 25 0.981
Indonesia 168 810 042 930 25 1.05 156 925 129 942 26 0.945
Austria 159 970 530 802 26 0.995 166 475 080 970 24 1.002
Turkey 156 992 940 414 27 0.977 233 799 651 234 18 1.408
Sweden 152 906 820 899 28 0.951 154 194 610 513 27 0.928
Ireland 138 072 213 252 29 0.859 88 828 357 456 33 0.535
Hungary 113 382 077 421 30 0.705 104 283 798 638 30 0.628
Iran 105 844 085 748 31 0.658 51 612 276 867 46 0.31
Norway 101 976 020 159 32 0.634 85 525 862 977 34 0.515
Denmark 101 442 990 043 33 0.631 92 120 886 507 32 0.554
South Africa 88 267 959 727 34 0.549 83 030 756 599 36 0.5
Slovak Republic 84 525 363 801 35 0.526 82 993 834 585 37 0.499
Romania 70 626 887 499 36 0.439 85 318 177 451 35 0.513
Chile 69 229 257 332 37 0.43 65 061 731 101 43 0.391
Philippines 68 712 611 186 38 0.427 101 889 431 966 31 0.613
Finland 67 280 640 848 39 0.418 70 100 319 875 39 0.422
Portugal 62 169 899 628 40 0.386 77 833 792 150 38 0.468
Israel 61 150 141 000 41 0.38 69 115 976 000 40 0.416
Argentina 58 384 194 969 42 0.363 66 899 299 586 41 0.403
Kuwait 54 806 847 168 43 0.341 33 589 651 936 55 0.202
Kazakhstan 48 342 074 036 44 0.3 29 345 935 356 59 0.176
Nigeria 44 466 366 757 45 0.276 31 270 090 265 56 0.188
Peru 44 237 949 422 46 0.275 39 763 913 902 52 0.239
Ukraine 43 428 391 056 47 0.27 49 439 155 766 47 0.297
New Zealand 38 050 286 199 48 0.236 40 128 439 163 51 0.241
Colombia 37 766 321 060 49 0.235 46 050 188 812 49 0.277
Algeria 35 191 117 416 50 0.219 46 053 015 989 48 0.277
Oman 32 904 047 205 51 0.204 26 434 873 449 60 0.159
Greece 32 154 816 405 52 0.2 55 300 597 553 45 0.333
Slovenia 31 893 789 564 53 0.198 31 149 443 532 57 0.187
Bulgaria 31 588 418 276 54 0.196 34 263 590 069 53 0.206
Lithuania 29 349 549 370 55 0.182 30 978 718 199 58 0.186
Belarus 29 239 993 900 56 0.182 34 234 849 200 54 0.206
Egypt 25 943 200 383 57 0.161 66 338 776 349 42 0.399
Morocco 25 624 297 849 58 0.159 45 039 093 063 50 0.271
Pakistan 21 877 787 164 59 0.136 57 440 012 500 44 0.346
Ecuador 19 122 455 098 60 0.119 19 844 932 840 67 0.119
Serbia 16 959 040 119 61 0.105 22 146 377 217 62 0.133
Croatia 15 732 485 216 62 0.097 24 512 646 924 61 0.147
Estonia 15 383 648 111 63 0.095 17 358 033 575 71 0.104
Ghana 14 358 509 951 64 0.089 12 718 141 844 75 0.076
Tunisia 14 199 816 336 65 0.088 20 618 072 727 65 0.124
Luxembourg 13 959 035 854 66 0.086 21 070 831 564 64 0.126
Myanmar 13 878 764 485 67 0.086 19 253 455 102 69 0.115
Azerbaijan 13 797 665 649 68 0.085 8 766 505 242 85 0.052
Latvia 13 030 004 799 69 0.081 15 897 395 352 74 0.095
Côte d`Ivoire 12 559 859 504 70 0.078 9 604 833 854 81 0.057
Sri Lanka 11 741 036 786 71 0.073 21 316 199 950 63 0.128
Costa Rica 11 296 640 428 72 0.07 16 352 350 364 73 0.098
Guatemala 11 011 391 397 73 0.068 18 377 914 375 70 0.11
Dominican Republic 8 855 644 902 74 0.055 19 524 253 471 68 0.117
Lebanon 8 739 069 382 75 0.054 140 411 757 521 29 0.845
Paraguay 8 679 833 045 76 0.054 11 873 407 129 76 0.071
Zambia 8 157 558 690 77 0.05 8 773 916 647 84 0.052
Congo 8 148 014 308 78 0.05 4 553 448 296 103 0.027
Uruguay 7 889 387 375 79 0.049 8 457 876 667 87 0.05
Bolivia 7 852 360 979 80 0.048 9 302 385 887 83 0.056
Jordan 7 469 238 450 81 0.046 20 407 329 339 66 0.122
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 366 899 729 82 0.039 10 444 465 630 78 0.062
Mongolia 6 200 592 951 83 0.038 4 337 319 901 105 0.026
Botswana 5 898 102 750 84 0.036 5 284 230 565 99 0.031
El Salvador 5 760 014 842 85 0.035 10 592 788 531 77 0.063
Kenya 5 747 414 819 86 0.035 16 690 197 046 72 0.1
Macedonia 5 670 378 572 87 0.035 7 719 128 130 90 0.046
Brunei 5 570 575 213 88 0.034 3 084 533 899 111 0.018
Namibia 5 229 360 925 89 0.032 6 778 202 853 93 0.04
Honduras 4 970 144 395 90 0.03 8 612 241 191 86 0.051
Nicaragua 4 925 581 177 91 0.03 7 703 836 557 91 0.046
Iceland 4 882 605 885 92 0.03 6 970 762 505 92 0.041
Mozambique 4 718 518 271 93 0.029 5 701 705 181 96 0.034
Sudan 4 240 642 666 94 0.026 10 276 864 989 79 0.061
Tanzania 4 178 109 062 95 0.026 7 765 411 242 89 0.046
Zimbabwe 3 480 381 866 96 0.021 4 962 102 713 102 0.029
Cyprus 3 360 377 370 97 0.02 9 308 162 125 82 0.056
Cameroon 3 264 185 171 98 0.02 5 183 629 302 101 0.031
Senegal 2 989 042 090 99 0.018 6 728 671 863 94 0.04
Uganda 2 901 465 679 100 0.018 5 595 903 639 97 0.033
Madagascar 2 846 993 006 101 0.017 3 654 467 201 109 0.022
Burkina Faso 2 790 162 435 102 0.017 3 717 113 992 108 0.022
Georgia 2 735 478 624 103 0.017 7 939 237 473 88 0.047
Albania 2 301 340 965 104 0.014 5 293 901 931 98 0.031
Armenia 2 144 962 969 105 0.013 3 893 454 903 107 0.023
Mauritius 2 102 621 814 106 0.013 5 269 484 338 100 0.031
Mauritania 1 989 430 771 107 0.012 3 522 418 198 110 0.021
Mali 1 902 730 073 108 0.011 4 336 565 281 106 0.026
Swaziland 1 801 623 335 109 0.011 1 608 219 102 120 0.009
Guyana 1 789 689 907 110 0.011 1 761 552 833 118 0.01
Kyrgyz Republic 1 757 463 670 111 0.01 4 487 291 617 104 0.027
Suriname 1 441 019 448 112 0.008 1 208 805 023 123 0.007
Jamaica 1 309 718 443 113 0.008 5 818 098 181 95 0.035
Fiji 955 613 495 114 0.005 2 419 936 788 115 0.014
Malawi 883 851 985 115 0.005 2 547 041 799 114 0.015
Togo 749 255 019 116 0.004 1 614 920 872 119 0.009
Nepal 740 742 914 117 0.004 10 037 840 171 80 0.06
Benin 726 264 608 118 0.004 3 060 069 912 112 0.018
Lesotho 673 150 837 119 0.004 2 065 571 364 117 0.012
Seychelles 591 585 318 120 0.003 1 348 462 645 122 0.008
Solomon Islands 499 714 683 121 0.003 571 770 024 133 0.003
Barbados 485 387 947 122 0.003 1 599 597 494 121 0.009
Montenegro 420 870 887 123 0.002 2 610 535 972 113 0.015
Belize 277 584 960 124 0.001 913 130 452 127 0.005
Maldives 199 345 279 125 0.001 2 359 606 355 116 0.014
Central African Republic 196 990 937 126 0.001 418 721 339 135 0.002
Burundi 149 406 437 127 0 783 299 126 129 0.004
Saint Lucia 141 655 244 128 0 663 692 157 130 0.003
Sierra Leone 102 651 588 129 0 1 073 617 079 126 0.006
Aruba 89 358 741 130 0 1 188 584 682 124 0.007
Antigua and Barbuda 62 390 602 131 0 629 819 171 131 0.003
Cabo Verde 49 935 302 132 0 793 599 019 128 0.004
Samoa 44 401 814 133 0 356 189 844 136 0.002
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 42 299 408 134 0 329 952 436 137 0.001
Saint Kitts and Nevis 33 245 644 135 0 308 946 849 138 0.001
Timor-Leste 24 174 262 136 0 588 047 302 132 0.003
Gambia 21 834 655 137 0 548 847 434 134 0.003
Bermuda 11 742 165 138 0 1 078 213 784 125 0.006
São Tomé and Principe 10 562 590 139 0 147 049 579 140 0
Palau 6 419 759 140 0 157 813 256 139 0