Exporter Rank

32 / 146

Importer Rank

35 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

7 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $129,315,128,071
Total Imports (2016) $76,996,907,455
Trade Balance (2016) $52,318,220,616
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 120.01%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 87.88%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
United States $33,407,957,213
United Kingdom $16,541,409,633
Belgium $16,249,139,494
Germany $8,669,706,227
Switzerland $6,988,978,359
Netherlands $6,534,989,211
France $5,537,533,602
China $3,375,290,386
Spain $3,262,210,232
Japan $3,193,093,988

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United Kingdom $18,359,573,349
United States $12,685,548,491
France $9,625,084,617
Germany $7,405,825,434
China $4,565,410,344
Netherlands $2,881,107,143
Switzerland $1,586,778,517
Italy $1,569,811,477
Belgium $1,516,249,483
Japan $1,358,098,257

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(30) Pharmaceuticals $31,775,741,235
(29) Organic Chemicals $27,719,135,137
(90) Precision Instruments $13,446,797,614
(85) Electrical Machinery $9,802,743,344
(33) Cosmetics $8,631,386,141
(84) Industrial Machinery $7,448,799,473
(88) Aircraft $4,105,889,304
(38) Chemical Products $3,408,344,710
(02) Meat $3,201,366,548
(19) Cereal, Flour & Starch $2,531,526,130

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(88) Aircraft $13,636,260,416
(84) Industrial Machinery $7,634,689,108
(30) Pharmaceuticals $6,009,690,422
(29) Organic Chemicals $5,524,332,108
(85) Electrical Machinery $5,023,635,290
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $4,315,221,823
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $4,150,406,650
(90) Precision Instruments $2,824,826,934
(39) Plastics $2,470,899,250
(99) Items nesoi $2,104,630,686

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/29/2018
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