Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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European Union (28) | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES European Union (28) World Exports Value (US$) 1 757 322 861 912.00 1 928 554 211 596.00 1 600 133 814 196.00 1 795 774 424 806.00 2 241 192 688 433.00 2 251 606 250 915.00 2 326 341 845 192.00 2 339 708 921 132.00 1 983 791 217 559.00 1 930 664 436 496.00 2 120 912 083 987.00 2 305 894 214 974.00
Imports Value (US$) 2 020 311 759 015.00 2 284 917 360 664.00 1 757 279 442 788.00 2 026 943 785 388.00 2 443 310 524 064.00 2 354 197 805 119.00 2 243 426 625 992.00 2 281 341 879 625.00 1 918 103 657 621.00 1 894 808 830 810.00 2 095 737 183 105.00 2 335 303 242 616.00

The value of total merchandise exports from European Union (28) totalled $ 2.3 trillion in 2018. Merchandise exports from European Union (28) increased by 8.72% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 184 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from European Union (28) amounted to $2.12 trillion in 2017)

European Union (28)'s exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from European Union (28) in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 20% (472 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 10.6% (245 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 8.02% (184 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 4.32% (99 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.92% (90 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.22% (74 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 2.7% (62 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.49% (57 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.28% (52 billion US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.08% (48 billion US$)

Exports structure from European Union (28) in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 16.6% (384 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10.6% (245 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.35% (192 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.24% (190 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 5.83% (134 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 5.42% (125 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.7% (85 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 3.51% (81 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.96% (68 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.83% (65 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did European Union (28) export in 2018?

European Union (28)'s Top Exports in 2018:

  • 6.53% ($150 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 5.18% ($119 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 4.14% ($95 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.77% ($63 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 2.62% ($60 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 2.35% ($54 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 2.16% ($49 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 1.62% ($37 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.19% ($27 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.

The value of total merchandise imports to European Union (28) totalled $ 2.33 trillion in 2018. Merchandise imports to European Union (28) increased by 11.4% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 239 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to European Union (28) was equal to $2.09 trillion in 2017)

European Union (28)'s imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of European Union (28) in 2018:

  • China with a share of 19.9% (465 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 13.4% (313 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 7.69% (179 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 5.5% (128 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.83% (89 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 3.62% (84 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.54% (82 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.57% (60 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.31% (53 billion US$)
  • Special Categories with a share of 1.93% (45 billion US$)

Imports structure to European Union (28) in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 20% (487 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12.3% (287 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 11.9% (279 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.67% (109 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.4% (79 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.28% (76 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.21% (75 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.88% (67 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.22% (52 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.13% (49 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did European Union (28) import in 2018?

European Union (28)'s Top Imports in 2018:

  • 11.9% ($280 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.75% ($87 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 3.5% ($81 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.1% ($72 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.68% ($62 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.33% ($54 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.09% ($48 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 1.63% ($38 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.41% ($33 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.

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European Union (28) | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018