World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 2018-12-13
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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ALL COMMODITIES | Imports and Exports | 2017

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ALL COMMODITIES | Imports and Exports | 2017

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 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 Korea to China: (0.908% of world exports, $142 billion according to the external trade statistics of Korea)
  • Exports from China to Japan: (0.877% of world exports, $137 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from Japan to the USA: (0.863% of world exports, $135 billion according to the external trade statistics of Japan)

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 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 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)
  • Imports to Japan from China (1.02% of world imports, $164 billion according to the external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Imports to China from Other Asia, nes (0.973% of world imports, $155 billion according to the external trade statistics of China)

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Reporter TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES
Exports Imports
2017 2017
Trade Value ($) World rank Share of product in the total trade trade flow of reporter (%) Trade Value ($) World rank Share of product in the total trade trade flow of reporter (%)
China 2 263 370 504 301 1 100 1 843 792 938 795 2 100
USA 1 545 609 158 491 2 100 2 407 390 189 460 1 100
Germany 1 446 642 435 221 3 100 1 167 753 355 161 3 100
Japan 698 097 188 909 4 100 671 474 306 095 4 100
Korea 573 627 368 937 5 100 478 469 167 573 8 100
Hong-Kong 549 861 455 213 6 100 589 317 440 320 7 100
France 523 385 133 284 7 100 613 132 639 717 6 100
Netherlands 505 941 305 245 8 100 450 075 697 537 10 100
Italy 503 053 928 396 9 100 451 415 534 842 9 100
United Kingdom 442 065 707 223 10 100 641 332 435 861 5 100
Belgium 429 980 167 539 11 100 406 412 281 148 14 100
Canada 420 631 850 365 12 100 432 405 190 660 12 100
Mexico 409 451 378 170 13 100 420 369 113 272 13 100
Singapore 373 254 554 420 14 100 327 709 713 161 16 100
Russia 359 151 975 199 15 100 228 212 749 973 20 100
Spain 319 621 896 043 16 100 350 921 561 671 15 100
Switzerland 299 308 693 087 17 100 267 501 495 875 17 100
India 294 364 490 162 18 100 444 052 353 836 11 100
Australia 230 163 207 202 19 100 228 441 736 928 19 100
Poland 221 307 621 302 20 100 217 978 575 741 21 100
Brazil 217 739 177 077 21 100 150 749 452 449 27 100
Malaysia 216 428 429 221 22 100 193 855 940 671 22 100
Czech Republic 182 231 360 523 23 100 162 898 931 578 24 100
Indonesia 168 810 042 930 24 100 157 388 168 472 25 100
Austria 159 970 530 802 25 100 166 475 080 970 23 100
Turkey 156 992 940 414 26 100 233 799 651 234 18 100
Sweden 153 105 766 487 27 100 153 856 465 368 26 100
Ireland 138 072 213 252 28 100 88 828 357 456 31 100
Hungary 113 382 077 421 29 100 104 283 798 638 28 100
Norway 101 976 020 159 30 100 85 525 862 977 32 100
Denmark 101 442 990 043 31 100 92 120 886 507 30 100
South Africa 88 267 959 727 32 100 83 030 756 599 34 100
Slovak Republic 84 487 070 018 33 100 82 976 622 317 35 100
Romania 70 626 887 499 34 100 85 318 177 451 33 100
Chile 69 229 257 332 35 100 65 061 731 101 41 100
Philippines 68 712 611 186 36 100 101 889 431 966 29 100
Finland 67 280 640 848 37 100 70 100 319 875 37 100
Portugal 62 169 899 628 38 100 77 833 792 150 36 100
Israel 61 150 141 000 39 100 69 115 976 000 38 100
Argentina 58 384 194 969 40 100 66 899 299 586 39 100
Kuwait 54 806 847 168 41 100 33 589 651 936 50 100
Kazakhstan 48 342 074 036 42 100 29 345 935 356 53 100
Nigeria 44 466 366 757 43 100 31 270 090 265 51 100
Peru 44 237 949 422 44 100 39 763 913 902 47 100
Ukraine 43 428 391 056 45 100 49 439 155 766 43 100
New Zealand 38 050 286 199 46 100 40 128 439 163 46 100
Colombia 37 766 321 060 47 100 46 050 188 812 45 100
Algeria 35 191 117 416 48 100 46 053 015 989 44 100
Oman 32 904 047 205 49 100 26 434 873 449 55 100
Greece 32 154 816 405 50 100 55 300 597 553 42 100
Bulgaria 31 588 418 276 51 100 34 263 590 069 48 100
Lithuania 29 349 549 370 52 100 30 978 718 199 52 100
Belarus 29 239 993 900 53 100 34 234 849 200 49 100
Slovenia 28 772 736 912 54 100 28 192 003 146 54 100
Egypt 25 943 200 383 55 100 66 338 776 349 40 100
Ecuador 19 122 455 098 56 100 19 844 932 840 62 100
Serbia 16 959 040 119 57 100 22 146 377 217 57 100
Croatia 15 732 485 216 58 100 24 512 646 924 56 100
Estonia 15 383 648 111 59 100 17 358 033 575 65 100
Ghana 14 358 509 951 60 100 12 718 141 844 68 100
Tunisia 14 199 816 336 61 100 20 618 072 727 60 100
Luxembourg 13 959 035 854 62 100 21 070 831 564 59 100
Myanmar 13 878 764 485 63 100 19 253 455 102 64 100
Azerbaijan 13 797 665 649 64 100 8 766 505 242 77 100
Latvia 13 030 004 799 65 100 15 897 395 352 67 100
Sri Lanka 11 741 036 786 66 100 21 316 199 950 58 100
Dominican Republic 8 855 644 902 67 100 19 524 253 471 63 100
Paraguay 8 679 833 045 68 100 11 873 407 129 69 100
Zambia 8 157 558 690 69 100 8 773 916 647 76 100
Congo 8 148 014 308 70 100 4 553 448 296 95 100
Uruguay 7 889 387 375 71 100 8 457 876 667 79 100
Bolivia 7 852 360 979 72 100 9 302 385 887 75 100
Jordan 7 469 238 450 73 100 20 407 329 339 61 100
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 366 899 729 74 100 10 444 465 630 71 100
Botswana 5 898 102 750 75 100 5 284 230 565 90 100
El Salvador 5 760 014 842 76 100 10 592 788 531 70 100
Kenya 5 747 414 819 77 100 16 690 197 046 66 100
Macedonia 5 670 378 572 78 100 7 719 128 130 82 100
Brunei 5 570 575 213 79 100 3 084 533 899 101 100
Namibia 5 229 360 925 80 100 6 778 202 853 85 100
Honduras 4 970 144 395 81 100 8 612 241 191 78 100
Nicaragua 4 925 581 177 82 100 7 703 836 557 83 100
Iceland 4 882 605 885 83 100 6 970 762 505 84 100
Mozambique 4 718 518 271 84 100 5 701 705 181 88 100
Sudan 4 240 642 666 85 100 10 276 864 989 72 100
Tanzania 4 178 109 062 86 100 7 765 411 242 81 100
Cyprus 3 360 377 370 87 100 9 308 162 125 74 100
Cameroon 3 264 185 171 88 100 5 183 629 302 93 100
Senegal 2 989 042 090 89 100 6 728 671 863 86 100
Uganda 2 901 465 679 90 100 5 595 903 639 89 100
Madagascar 2 846 993 006 91 100 3 654 467 201 99 100
Georgia 2 727 963 581 92 100 7 979 433 599 80 100
Moldova 2 425 118 752 93 100 4 831 414 613 94 100
Albania 2 302 318 251 94 100 5 282 117 402 91 100
Armenia 2 144 962 969 95 100 3 893 454 903 98 100
Mauritius 2 102 621 814 96 100 5 269 484 338 92 100
Mauritania 1 989 430 771 97 100 3 522 418 198 100 100
Mali 1 902 730 073 98 100 4 336 565 281 97 100
Guyana 1 789 689 907 99 100 1 761 552 833 104 100
Kyrgyz Republic 1 757 463 670 100 100 4 487 291 617 96 100
Suriname 1 441 019 448 101 100 1 208 805 023 108 100
Jamaica 1 309 718 443 102 100 5 818 098 181 87 100
Fiji 955 613 495 103 100 2 419 936 788 103 100
Togo 749 255 019 104 100 1 614 920 872 105 100
Nepal 740 742 914 105 100 10 037 840 171 73 100
Seychelles 591 585 318 106 100 1 348 462 645 107 100
Solomon Islands 499 714 683 107 100 571 770 024 117 100
Barbados 485 387 947 108 100 1 599 597 494 106 100
Montenegro 420 870 887 109 100 2 610 535 972 102 100
Belize 277 584 960 110 100 913 130 452 112 100
Burundi 141 738 015 111 100 725 154 415 114 100
Sierra Leone 102 651 588 112 100 1 073 617 079 111 100
Aruba 89 358 741 113 100 1 188 584 682 109 100
Antigua and Barbuda 62 390 602 114 100 629 819 171 115 100
Cabo Verde 49 935 302 115 100 793 599 019 113 100
Samoa 44 401 814 116 100 356 189 844 118 100
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 42 299 408 117 100 329 952 436 119 100
Saint Kitts and Nevis 33 245 644 118 100 308 946 849 120 100
Timor-Leste 24 174 262 119 100 588 047 302 116 100
Bermuda 11 742 165 120 100 1 078 213 784 110 100
São Tomé and Principe 10 562 590 121 100 147 049 579 122 100
Palau 6 419 759 122 100 157 813 256 121 100

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