World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 2019-06-27
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 2.27 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 imports exceeded $16.1 trillion (according to external trade statistics of 113 countries). It was $17.1 trillion in the previous year (according to merchandise trade statistics of 144 countries).

There are no trade data (2018) for such importers as China (10.7% of the world imports in 2017), Other Asia, nes (1.51%), Vietnam (1.24%), Iran (0.301%), Algeria (0.268%), Morocco (0.262%), Oman (0.154%), Sri Lanka (0.124%), Tunisia (0.12%), Jordan (0.119%), Dominican Republic (0.113%), Guatemala (0.107%), Costa Rica (0.095%), Sudan (0.059%)

Top importers of goods in 2018

The world's largest importers of commodities in 2018 were

  • USA - 16.1% of the world imports ($2.61 trillion)
  • Germany - 8% ($1.29 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.63% ($748 billion)
  • United Kingdom - 4.14% ($669 billion)
  • France - 4.08% ($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 (1.45% of the world imports, $235 billion according to external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Imports to Germany from China (0.784% of the world imports, $126 billion according to external trade statistics of Germany)
  • Imports to Hong-Kong from China (1.73% of the world imports, $280 billion according to external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Japan from China (1.07% of the world imports, $173 billion according to external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Imports to Mexico from USA (1.33% of the world imports, $216 billion according to external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Imports to USA from Canada (2.01% of the world imports, $325 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from China (3.48% of the world imports, $563 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from Germany (0.794% of the world imports, $128 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from Japan (0.903% of the world imports, $145 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Imports to USA from Mexico (2.16% of the world imports, $349 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)

In 2018, the world merchandise exports exceeded $15.4 trillion (according to external trade statistics of 113 countries). It was $16.6 trillion in the previous year (according to merchandise trade statistics of 144 countries).

There are no trade data (2018) for such exporters as China (13.5% of the world exports in 2017), Other Asia, nes (1.9%), Vietnam (1.28%), Iran (0.633%), Algeria (0.21%), Oman (0.197%), Morocco (0.153%), Tunisia (0.085%), Côte d`Ivoire (0.075%), Sri Lanka (0.07%), Costa Rica (0.067%), Guatemala (0.065%), Dominican Republic (0.053%), Congo (0.048%)

Top exporters of goods in 2018

The world's largest exporters of commodities in 2018 were

  • USA - 10.7% of the world exports ($1.66 trillion)
  • Germany - 10.1% ($1.56 trillion)
  • Japan - 4.78% ($738 billion)
  • Korea - 3.91% ($604 billion)
  • Netherlands - 3.79% ($585 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: (2.18% of the world exports, $337 billion according to external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from Germany to USA: (0.87% of the world exports, $134 billion according to external trade statistics of Germany)
  • Exports from Hong-Kong to China: (2.03% of the world exports, $314 billion according to external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Exports from Japan to China: (0.933% of the world exports, $144 billion according to external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Exports from Japan to USA: (0.911% of the world exports, $140 billion according to external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Exports from Korea to China: (1.05% of the world exports, $162 billion according to external trade statistics of Korea)
  • Exports from Mexico to USA: (2.23% of the world exports, $344 billion according to external trade statistics of Mexico)
  • Exports from Saudi Arabia to Areas, nes: (1.5% of the world exports, $231 billion according to external trade statistics of Saudi Arabia)
  • Exports from USA to Canada: (1.94% of the world exports, $299 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from USA to Mexico: (1.71% of the world exports, $265 billion according to external trade statistics of USA)

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Reporter TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES
Exports Imports
2018 2018
Value (US$) World Rank World Share, % Value (US$) World Rank World Share, %
USA 1 665 302 936 591 1 10.788 2 611 432 490 157 1 16.17
Germany 1 562 546 821 071 2 10.122 1 292 832 708 898 2 8.005
Japan 738 201 192 214 3 4.782 748 217 608 150 3 4.633
Korea 604 807 317 420 4 3.918 535 183 373 387 7 3.313
Netherlands 585 622 815 047 5 3.793 521 452 416 789 8 3.228
Hong-Kong 569 105 739 731 6 3.686 627 327 030 842 6 3.884
France 568 535 879 844 7 3.683 659 374 522 338 5 4.082
Italy 543 466 794 695 8 3.52 499 339 661 708 10 3.092
United Kingdom 487 069 299 330 9 3.155 669 640 211 359 4 4.146
Belgium 466 653 579 977 10 3.023 450 388 977 141 13 2.788
Russia 451 494 828 173 11 2.924 240 225 755 863 20 1.487
Mexico 450 531 651 245 12 2.918 464 268 470 340 11 2.874
Canada 450 277 702 391 13 2.916 459 866 293 948 12 2.847
Singapore 411 743 293 747 14 2.667 370 503 520 526 15 2.294
Spain 328 527 654 075 15 2.128 376 185 085 923 14 2.329
India 322 492 099 897 16 2.089 507 615 733 027 9 3.143
Switzerland 310 524 275 089 17 2.011 278 665 555 576 16 1.725
Saudi Arabia 294 535 553 148 18 1.908 135 211 178 073 29 0.837
United Arab Emirates 274 616 283 635 19 1.779 244 645 890 108 19 1.514
Poland 261 815 268 525 20 1.696 267 699 886 888 17 1.657
Australia 252 775 516 219 21 1.637 235 519 140 875 21 1.458
Thailand 252 485 154 115 22 1.635 249 173 519 017 18 1.542
Malaysia 247 323 665 356 23 1.602 217 358 263 559 23 1.345
Brazil 239 887 754 933 24 1.554 181 230 498 358 27 1.122
Czech Republic 201 765 647 898 25 1.307 183 748 894 960 26 1.137
Indonesia 180 215 034 437 26 1.167 188 711 171 618 24 1.168
Austria 176 991 970 620 27 1.146 184 195 200 603 25 1.14
Turkey 168 023 390 683 28 1.088 223 039 038 051 22 1.381
Ireland 167 017 887 791 29 1.081 106 931 073 268 32 0.662
Sweden 165 926 284 400 30 1.074 170 154 447 495 28 1.053
Hungary 123 346 166 995 31 0.799 116 057 167 255 30 0.718
Norway 122 636 310 493 32 0.794 87 440 059 696 38 0.541
Denmark 107 969 443 146 33 0.699 101 636 148 127 33 0.629
Slovak Republic 94 195 517 356 34 0.61 93 484 611 530 36 0.578
South Africa 93 569 804 061 35 0.606 92 578 515 722 37 0.573
Qatar 84 288 459 125 36 0.546 31 696 087 963 57 0.196
Romania 80 077 606 266 37 0.518 97 877 632 897 34 0.606
Chile 75 481 713 821 38 0.488 74 187 323 277 42 0.459
Finland 75 258 290 459 39 0.487 78 352 161 411 40 0.485
Portugal 74 135 905 807 40 0.48 95 629 298 715 35 0.592
Kuwait 71 941 444 555 41 0.466 35 866 655 317 55 0.222
Philippines 67 487 668 298 42 0.437 115 038 016 454 31 0.712
Nigeria 62 399 742 736 43 0.404 43 011 523 214 50 0.266
Israel 61 906 412 000 44 0.401 76 584 110 000 41 0.474
Argentina 61 558 357 420 45 0.398 65 440 966 165 43 0.405
Kazakhstan 60 954 064 837 46 0.394 32 533 444 864 56 0.201
Peru 47 894 102 577 47 0.31 43 123 394 684 49 0.267
Ukraine 47 334 679 853 48 0.306 57 187 093 429 46 0.354
Colombia 41 831 520 220 49 0.27 51 230 566 648 47 0.317
New Zealand 39 838 898 880 50 0.258 43 736 245 673 48 0.27
Greece 39 490 521 437 51 0.255 65 141 447 585 44 0.403
Slovenia 36 485 853 805 52 0.236 36 267 696 759 54 0.224
Belarus 33 726 141 400 53 0.218 38 408 911 900 51 0.237
Lithuania 33 334 576 736 54 0.215 36 501 414 404 53 0.226
Bulgaria 33 314 360 355 55 0.215 37 952 641 361 52 0.235
Egypt 29 383 961 546 56 0.19 80 992 321 738 39 0.501
Pakistan 23 630 892 979 57 0.153 60 162 862 445 45 0.372
Ecuador 21 606 133 822 58 0.139 23 019 652 623 61 0.142
Azerbaijan 19 458 632 514 59 0.126 11 459 395 444 72 0.07
Serbia 19 239 126 973 60 0.124 25 882 635 269 59 0.16
Croatia 17 210 469 290 61 0.111 28 113 089 203 58 0.174
Estonia 17 197 365 368 62 0.111 18 560 725 601 64 0.114
Ghana 17 099 588 399 63 0.11 11 880 470 763 69 0.073
Myanmar 16 671 612 499 64 0.108 19 345 459 571 63 0.119
Luxembourg 15 148 367 371 65 0.098 23 118 820 384 60 0.143
Latvia 14 614 047 954 66 0.094 18 295 352 634 65 0.113
Bolivia 9 064 737 435 67 0.058 10 044 646 994 74 0.062
Zambia 9 052 164 774 68 0.058 9 461 739 088 75 0.058
Paraguay 9 042 469 474 69 0.058 13 333 953 084 68 0.082
Uruguay 7 498 004 935 70 0.048 8 893 245 997 78 0.055
Namibia 7 488 296 000 71 0.048 8 288 940 141 80 0.051
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 182 145 379 72 0.046 11 627 313 383 71 0.071
Mongolia 7 011 757 684 73 0.045 5 874 787 944 90 0.036
Macedonia 6 906 336 855 74 0.044 9 051 677 474 77 0.056
Brunei 6 573 636 942 75 0.042 4 164 052 430 95 0.025
Botswana 6 573 000 891 76 0.042 6 168 953 942 88 0.038
Kenya 6 050 420 682 77 0.039 17 376 721 272 66 0.107
El Salvador 5 904 475 115 78 0.038 11 725 809 686 70 0.072
Iceland 5 561 475 841 79 0.036 7 686 033 358 82 0.047
Mozambique 5 195 579 533 80 0.033 6 785 547 384 85 0.042
Cyprus 5 065 369 407 81 0.032 10 812 572 215 73 0.066
Nicaragua 5 013 907 569 82 0.032 7 351 000 180 83 0.045
Zimbabwe 4 037 202 669 83 0.026 6 258 856 188 87 0.038
Malta 3 888 185 869 84 0.025 7 203 196 174 84 0.044
Tanzania 3 669 212 438 85 0.023 8 553 677 024 79 0.052
Senegal 3 623 243 638 86 0.023 8 071 455 405 81 0.049
Georgia 3 354 482 713 87 0.021 9 116 616 730 76 0.056
Uganda 3 087 363 576 88 0.02 6 729 436 499 86 0.041
Lebanon 2 952 759 932 89 0.019 19 982 944 051 62 0.123
Albania 2 875 859 778 90 0.018 5 941 286 949 89 0.036
Moldova 2 706 818 216 91 0.017 5 764 281 783 91 0.035
Armenia 2 381 707 084 92 0.015 4 795 917 728 94 0.029
Mauritius 1 987 672 862 93 0.012 5 669 326 922 92 0.035
Afghanistan 1 769 008 992 94 0.011 14 813 180 649 67 0.091
Kyrgyz Republic 1 690 340 106 95 0.01 4 829 578 597 93 0.029
Suriname 1 502 817 149 96 0.009 1 526 897 522 102 0.009
Guyana 1 487 342 206 97 0.009 3 997 940 041 96 0.024
Fiji 1 041 040 355 98 0.006 2 719 590 986 99 0.016
Seychelles 846 972 441 99 0.005 1 136 551 339 104 0.007
Solomon Islands 569 112 008 100 0.003 601 388 529 109 0.003
Montenegro 465 997 357 101 0.003 3 002 864 021 97 0.018
Barbados 457 709 750 102 0.002 1 599 911 169 101 0.009
Belize 240 911 158 103 0.001 957 739 411 106 0.005
Maldives 181 711 401 104 0.001 2 961 026 844 98 0.018
Andorra 129 448 151 105 0 1 609 394 249 100 0.009
Cabo Verde 75 542 179 106 0 812 772 760 107 0.005
Aruba 69 762 736 107 0 1 257 869 571 103 0.007
Samoa 46 101 305 108 0 362 883 715 110 0.002
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 43 665 885 109 0 353 627 074 111 0.002
Bermuda 22 912 424 110 0 1 070 009 014 105 0.006
Antigua and Barbuda 16 772 312 111 0 804 416 813 108 0.004
São Tomé and Principe 12 087 302 112 0 148 305 957 113 0
Palau 8 620 908 113 0 154 412 826 112 0