World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 2019-12-22
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 118 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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ALL COMMODITIES | Imports and Exports | 2018

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ALL COMMODITIES | Imports and Exports | 2018

In 2018, the world merchandise exports exceeded $18.8 trillion (according to the external trade statistics of 137 countries). It was $17.3 trillion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 157 countries).

There are no trade data (2018) for such exporters as Iran (0.61% of the world exports in 2017), Algeria (0.202%), Tunisia (0.081%), Sri Lanka (0.067%), Guatemala (0.063%), Dominican Republic (0.051%), Honduras (0.028%), Sudan (0.024%), Cameroon (0.018%), Ethiopia (0.013%), Mauritania (0.011%), Mali (0.01%), Jamaica (0.007%), Malawi (0.005%)

Top exporters of goods in 2018

The world's largest exporters of commodities in 2018 were

  • China - 13.2% of the world exports ($2.49 trillion)
  • USA - 8.84% ($1.66 trillion)
  • Germany - 8.3% ($1.56 trillion)
  • Japan - 3.92% ($738 billion)
  • Korea - 3.21% ($604 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major exporters, the largest flows of exports of «ALL COMMODITIES» in 2018 were

  • Exports from Canada to USA: (1.79% of the world exports, $337 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from China to Hong-Kong: (1.6% of the world exports, $302 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from China to USA: (2.54% of the world exports, $479 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from Hong-Kong to China: (1.67% of the world exports, $314 billion according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Exports from Korea to China: (0.861% of the world exports, $162 billion according to the external trade statistics of Korea)
  • Exports from Mexico to USA: (1.83% of the world exports, $344 billion according to the external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Exports from Saudi Arabia to Areas, nes: (1.23% of the world exports, $231 billion according to the external trade statistics of Saudi Arabia)
  • Exports from United Arab Emirates to Areas, nes: (1.13% of the world exports, $214 billion according to the external trade statistics of United Arab Emirates)
  • Exports from USA to Canada: (1.59% of the world exports, $299 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from USA to Mexico: (1.41% of the world exports, $265 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)

In 2018, the world merchandise imports exceeded $19 trillion (according to the external trade statistics of 137 countries). It was $17.5 trillion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 157 countries).

There are no trade data (2018) for such importers as Iran (0.294% of the world imports in 2017), Algeria (0.262%), Sri Lanka (0.121%), Tunisia (0.117%), Dominican Republic (0.111%), Guatemala (0.104%), Ethiopia (0.089%), Sudan (0.058%), Nepal (0.057%), Honduras (0.049%), Jamaica (0.033%), Cameroon (0.029%), Mali (0.024%), Mauritania (0.02%)

Top importers of goods in 2018

The world's largest importers of commodities in 2018 were

  • USA - 13.7% of the world imports ($2.61 trillion)
  • China - 11.2% ($2.13 trillion)
  • Germany - 6.79% ($1.29 trillion)
  • Japan - 3.93% ($748 billion)
  • United Kingdom - 3.52% ($671 billion)
  • France - 3.46% ($659 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major importers, the largest flows of imports of «ALL COMMODITIES» in 2018 were

  • Imports to Canada from USA (1.23% of the world imports, $235 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Imports to China from Japan (0.947% of the world imports, $180 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to China from Korea (1.07% of the world imports, $204 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to China from Other Asia, nes (0.931% of the world imports, $177 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Imports to Hong-Kong from China (1.47% of the world imports, $280 billion according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Japan from China (0.911% of the world imports, $173 billion according to the external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Imports to Mexico from USA (1.13% of the world imports, $216 billion according to the external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Imports to USA from Canada (1.71% of the world imports, $325 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from China (2.95% of the world imports, $563 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from Mexico (1.83% of the world imports, $349 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)

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Reporter TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES
Exports Imports
2018 2018
Value (US$) World Share ($), % Value (US$) World Share ($), %
China 2 494 230 194 966.00 13.253 2 134 982 614 989.00 11.214
USA 1 665 302 936 591.00 8.848 2 611 432 490 157.00 13.717
Germany 1 562 418 816 337.00 8.302 1 292 726 052 270.00 6.79
Japan 738 201 192 214.00 3.922 748 217 608 150.00 3.93
Korea 604 807 317 420.00 3.213 535 183 373 387.00 2.811
Hong-Kong 569 105 739 731.00 3.023 627 327 030 842.00 3.295
France 568 535 879 844.00 3.02 659 374 522 338.00 3.463
Netherlands 555 921 409 863.00 2.953 500 630 534 558.00 2.629
Italy 549 906 995 682.00 2.921 503 581 133 885.00 2.645
United Kingdom 490 840 363 553.00 2.608 671 694 257 766.00 3.528
Belgium 468 643 264 452.00 2.49 454 713 800 856.00 2.388
Russia 451 494 828 173.00 2.399 240 225 755 863.00 1.261
Mexico 450 655 468 309.00 2.394 464 294 262 714.00 2.438
Canada 450 382 382 408.00 2.393 459 947 610 210.00 2.416
Singapore 411 743 293 747.00 2.187 370 503 520 526.00 1.946
United Arab Emirates 387 910 040 562.00 2.061 244 645 890 108.00 1.285
Other Asia, nes 335 743 566 738.00 1.783 286 194 740 458.00 1.503
Spain 328 527 654 075.00 1.745 376 185 085 923.00 1.976
India 322 492 099 897.00 1.713 507 615 733 027.00 2.666
Switzerland 310 524 275 089.00 1.649 278 665 555 576.00 1.463
Saudi Arabia 294 535 553 148.00 1.565 135 211 178 073.00 0.71
Poland 261 815 268 525.00 1.391 267 699 886 888.00 1.406
Australia 252 757 844 372.00 1.343 235 534 849 877.00 1.237
Thailand 252 485 154 115.00 1.341 249 173 519 017.00 1.308
Malaysia 247 323 665 356.00 1.314 217 358 263 559.00 1.141
Vietnam 243 698 698 324.00 1.294 236 868 822 761.00 1.244
Brazil 239 887 754 933.00 1.274 181 230 498 358.00 0.951
Czech Republic 202 521 577 709.00 1.076 184 924 023 432.00 0.971
Indonesia 180 215 034 437.00 0.957 188 711 171 618.00 0.991
Austria 176 991 970 620.00 0.94 184 195 200 603.00 0.967
Turkey 168 023 390 683.00 0.892 223 039 038 051.00 1.171
Ireland 167 017 887 791.00 0.887 106 931 073 268.00 0.561
Sweden 165 956 595 162.00 0.881 170 589 584 440.00 0.896
Hungary 123 957 885 048.00 0.658 117 381 592 676.00 0.616
Norway 122 636 310 493.00 0.651 87 440 059 696.00 0.459
Denmark 108 564 263 153.00 0.576 101 675 698 528.00 0.534
South Africa 93 597 046 864.00 0.497 92 615 924 571.00 0.486
Slovak Republic 93 443 738 159.00 0.496 92 928 603 861.00 0.488
Qatar 84 288 458 432.00 0.447 31 695 930 077.00 0.166
Romania 80 077 606 266.00 0.425 97 877 632 897.00 0.514
Chile 75 481 713 821.00 0.401 74 187 323 277.00 0.389
Finland 75 258 290 459.00 0.399 78 352 161 411.00 0.411
Portugal 74 135 905 807.00 0.393 95 629 298 715.00 0.502
Kuwait 71 941 444 555.00 0.382 35 866 655 317.00 0.188
Philippines 67 487 668 298.00 0.358 115 038 016 454.00 0.604
Nigeria 62 399 742 736.00 0.331 43 011 523 214.00 0.225
Israel 61 906 412 000.00 0.328 76 584 110 000.00 0.402
Argentina 61 558 357 420.00 0.327 65 440 966 165.00 0.343
Kazakhstan 61 109 053 214.00 0.324 33 658 429 453.00 0.176
Peru 47 894 102 577.00 0.254 43 123 394 684.00 0.226
Ukraine 47 334 679 853.00 0.251 57 187 093 429.00 0.30
Angola 42 096 736 310.00 0.223 16 036 479 575.00 0.084
Colombia 41 831 520 220.00 0.222 51 230 566 648.00 0.269
Oman 41 760 976 158.00 0.221 25 770 092 486.00 0.135
New Zealand 39 838 898 880.00 0.211 43 736 245 673.00 0.229
Greece 39 490 521 437.00 0.209 65 141 447 585.00 0.342
Slovenia 36 471 278 939.00 0.193 36 267 337 521.00 0.19
Bulgaria 33 787 143 989.00 0.179 37 927 842 259.00 0.199
Belarus 33 726 141 400.00 0.179 38 408 911 900.00 0.201
Lithuania 33 334 576 736.00 0.177 36 501 414 404.00 0.191
Egypt 29 483 042 042.00 0.156 82 444 514 414.00 0.433
Morocco 29 360 137 412.00 0.156 51 298 958 639.00 0.269
Pakistan 23 630 892 979.00 0.125 60 162 862 445.00 0.316
Ecuador 21 606 133 822.00 0.114 23 019 652 623.00 0.12
Azerbaijan 19 489 068 203.00 0.103 11 460 337 555.00 0.06
Serbia 19 239 126 973.00 0.102 25 882 635 269.00 0.135
Estonia 17 853 799 806.00 0.094 19 826 791 820.00 0.104
Croatia 17 210 469 290.00 0.091 28 113 089 203.00 0.147
Ghana 17 099 588 399.00 0.09 11 880 470 763.00 0.062
Myanmar 16 671 612 499.00 0.088 19 345 459 571.00 0.101
Luxembourg 15 148 367 371.00 0.08 23 118 820 384.00 0.121
Latvia 15 064 999 864.00 0.08 18 612 965 523.00 0.097
Bahrain 14 347 737 494.00 0.076 20 597 535 923.00 0.108
Cambodia 12 700 279 675.00 0.067 17 489 096 677.00 0.091
Côte d`Ivoire 11 821 310 754.00 0.062 10 970 725 433.00 0.057
Costa Rica 11 251 781 448.00 0.059 16 563 019 255.00 0.087
Congo 11 155 029 324.00 0.059 3 485 609 079.00 0.018
Uzbekistan 10 919 011 727.00 0.058 17 313 951 650.00 0.09
Bolivia 9 064 737 435.00 0.048 10 044 646 994.00 0.052
Zambia 9 043 157 369.00 0.048 9 462 438 634.00 0.049
Paraguay 9 042 140 680.00 0.048 13 333 951 365.00 0.07
Jordan 7 750 262 862.00 0.041 20 309 900 969.00 0.106
Uruguay 7 498 004 935.00 0.039 8 893 245 997.00 0.046
Namibia 7 488 296 000.00 0.039 8 288 940 141.00 0.043
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 182 096 317.00 0.038 11 629 555 025.00 0.061
Mongolia 7 011 757 684.00 0.037 5 874 787 944.00 0.03
North Macedonia 6 906 336 855.00 0.036 9 051 677 474.00 0.047
Brunei 6 573 636 942.00 0.034 4 164 052 430.00 0.021
Botswana 6 573 000 891.00 0.034 6 168 953 942.00 0.032
Kenya 6 050 420 682.00 0.032 17 376 721 272.00 0.091
El Salvador 5 904 627 045.00 0.031 11 829 783 403.00 0.062
Laos 5 814 806 369.00 0.03 5 848 036 260.00 0.03
Iceland 5 561 475 841.00 0.029 7 686 033 358.00 0.04
Mozambique 5 195 579 533.00 0.027 6 785 547 384.00 0.035
Cyprus 5 065 369 407.00 0.026 10 812 572 215.00 0.056
Nicaragua 5 013 907 569.00 0.026 7 351 000 180.00 0.038
Zimbabwe 4 037 202 669.00 0.021 6 258 856 188.00 0.032
Malta 3 868 514 079.00 0.02 7 204 023 522.00 0.037
Tanzania 3 669 212 438.00 0.019 8 553 677 024.00 0.044
Senegal 3 623 242 949.00 0.019 8 071 410 856.00 0.042
Georgia 3 355 704 732.00 0.017 9 136 470 708.00 0.047
Burkina Faso 3 283 185 327.00 0.017 4 295 841 213.00 0.022
Madagascar 3 133 017 751.00 0.016 4 081 653 524.00 0.021
Uganda 3 087 363 576.00 0.016 6 729 436 499.00 0.035
Lebanon 2 952 759 932.00 0.015 19 982 944 051.00 0.104
Albania 2 875 859 778.00 0.015 5 941 286 949.00 0.031
Moldova 2 706 818 216.00 0.014 5 764 281 783.00 0.03
Armenia 2 383 413 799.00 0.012 4 849 934 597.00 0.025
Mauritius 1 987 672 862.00 0.01 5 669 326 922.00 0.029
Swaziland 1 842 438 001.00 0.009 1 857 539 457.00 0.009
Kyrgyz Republic 1 835 179 371.00 0.009 5 291 945 776.00 0.027
Suriname 1 502 817 149.00 0.007 1 526 897 522.00 0.008
Guyana 1 487 342 206.00 0.007 3 997 940 041.00 0.021
China, Macao SAR 1 161 004 083.00 0.006 12 068 649 824.00 0.063
State of Palestine 1 155 634 049.00 0.006 6 539 589 522.00 0.034
Fiji 1 041 040 355.00 0.005 2 719 590 986.00 0.014
Benin 952 223 706.00 0.005 3 278 030 278.00 0.017
Afghanistan 884 504 496.00 0.004 7 406 590 324.00 0.038
Seychelles 846 972 441.00 0.004 1 136 551 339.00 0.005
Greenland 640 897 343.00 0.003 829 150 195.00 0.004
Solomon Islands 569 112 008.00 0.003 601 388 529.00 0.003
Montenegro 465 997 357.00 0.002 3 002 864 021.00 0.015
Barbados 457 709 750.00 0.002 1 599 911 169.00 0.008
Belize 240 911 158.00 0.001 957 739 411.00 0.005
Maldives 181 711 401.00 0.00 2 961 026 844.00 0.015
Burundi 169 071 156.00 0.00 793 512 239.00 0.004
Andorra 129 448 151.00 0.00 1 609 394 249.00 0.008
Cabo Verde 75 270 566.00 0.00 814 604 296.00 0.004
Aruba 69 762 736.00 0.00 1 257 869 571.00 0.006
Comoros 46 214 060.00 0.00 229 710 910.00 0.001
Samoa 46 101 305.00 0.00 362 883 715.00 0.001
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 43 665 885.00 0.00 353 627 074.00 0.001
Antigua and Barbuda 25 841 081.00 0.00 569 155 190.00 0.002
Bermuda 22 912 424.00 0.00 1 070 009 014.00 0.005
São Tomé and Principe 12 087 302.00 0.00 148 305 957.00 0.00
Gambia 9 091 201.00 0.00 601 352 216.00 0.003
Palau 8 620 908.00 0.00 154 412 826.00 0.00