Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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European Union (28) | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES European Union (28) World Exports Value (US$) 1 928 554 211 596.00 1 600 133 814 196.00 1 795 774 424 806.00 2 241 192 688 433.00 2 251 606 250 915.00 2 326 341 845 192.00 2 339 708 921 132.00 1 983 791 217 559.00 1 930 664 436 496.00 2 120 912 083 987.00 2 305 894 214 974.00 2 281 478 378 832.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 2 293 051 202 841.00

The value of merchandise exports from European Union (28) totalled $ 2.28 trillion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from European Union (28) decreased by 1.05% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 24 billion (the value of merchandise exports from European Union (28) amounted to $2.3 trillion in 2018)

European Union (28)'s exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from European Union (28) in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 21% (494 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 10.9% (249 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 7.9% (180 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 4.41% (100 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.6% (82 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.28% (74 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 2.68% (61 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.3% (52 billion US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.14% (48 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.08% (47 billion US$)

Exports structure from European Union (28) in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 16.7% (381 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.98% (227 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.29% (211 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 8.36% (190 billion US$): 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
  • 5.77% (131 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.15% (117 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.69% (84 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 3.36% (76 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.82% (64 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.76% (63 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did European Union (28) export in 2019?

European Union (28)'s Top Exports in 2019:

  • 6.12% ($139 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.
  • 5.7% ($130 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.
  • 3.65% ($83 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.
  • 3.14% ($71 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.
  • 2.64% ($60 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 2.54% ($58 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 2.14% ($48 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.43% ($32 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.22% ($27 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.

The value of merchandise imports to European Union (28) totalled $ 2.29 trillion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to European Union (28) decreased by 1.8% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 42 billion (the value of merchandise imports to European Union (28) was equal to $2.33 trillion in 2018)

European Union (28)'s imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of European Union (28) in 2019:

  • China with a share of 20% (468 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 14.2% (326 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 7% (160 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 6.46% (148 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.89% (89 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.59% (82 billion US$)
  • Norway with a share of 3.09% (70 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.52% (57 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.34% (53 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 1.94% (44 billion US$)

Imports structure to European Union (28) in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 18.4% (423 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12.5% (286 billion US$): 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
  • 12.1% (278 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.13% (117 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 4.97% (114 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.74% (85 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.45% (79 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.87% (65 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.26% (51 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.14% (49 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did European Union (28) import in 2019?

European Union (28)'s Top Imports in 2019:

  • 10.7% ($247 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.66% ($84 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.
  • 3.35% ($77 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 3.26% ($74 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.
  • 3.11% ($71 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.
  • 2.6% ($59 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.
  • 2.34% ($53 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.26% ($51 billion): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 1.8% ($41 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.

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European Union (28) | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019