Media and Communications: Trade Statistics

Total Trade

Total Global Exports (2012) $23,371,882,105
Total Global Imports (2012) $23,364,495,040

Industry Traders

Top-10 Exporters Export Volume ($)
United States $3,849,178,031
United Kingdom $3,378,270,637
Germany $2,511,726,541
China $1,823,994,856
Hong Kong $1,457,707,141
France $1,389,859,697
Italy $981,732,458
Netherlands $731,025,858
Spain $715,698,114
Belgium $637,410,499
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Percentage Distribution
Top-10 Importers Import Volume ($)
Canada $2,289,760,707
United States $2,247,108,946
United Kingdom $1,874,558,925
France $1,452,393,297
Germany $1,276,638,481
Hong Kong $1,055,563,130
Switzerland $1,000,469,346
Belgium $867,920,186
Australia $807,406,094
Austria $775,589,114
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Percentage Distribution

Traded Goods (at the 4-digit HS Code level)

Top-10 Export
Goods (HS Code)
Export Volume ($)
4901 Printed books, brochures, leaflets & similar printed matter $16,312,331,179
4902 Newspapers, journals & periodicals $5,567,823,574
4903 Children's picture, drawing or coloring books $1,094,335,729
4905 Maps & hydrographic or similar charts atlases, wall maps, topographical plans, globes $285,006,399
4904 Music, printed or in manuscript, whether bound, illustrated or not $112,385,224
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*All Top-10 goods can't be displayed because either data is not available or the industry has less than ten 4-digit HS codes defined.
Percentage Distribution
Top-10 Import
Goods (HS Code)
Import Volume ($)
4901 Printed books, brochures, leaflets & similar printed matter $16,088,384,369
4902 Newspapers, journals & periodicals $5,765,541,916
4903 Children's picture, drawing or coloring books $1,173,234,015
4905 Maps & hydrographic or similar charts atlases, wall maps, topographical plans, globes $236,267,205
4904 Music, printed or in manuscript, whether bound, illustrated or not $101,067,535
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*All Top-10 goods can't be displayed because either data is not available or the industry has less than ten 4-digit HS codes defined.
Percentage Distribution

Sources:

UN Comtrade (2012) except where stated otherwise. Data accessed in Sep 2014

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