TOP 10 Countries: Export of copper

Chilean copper mine

Chile is not only in terms of value, but also by volume the clear number 1 in the international export of copper, which added up to 51,6 billion euros in 2017. Chile's share of nearly 30% of global exports comes closer to just one neighboring country, Peru, with 20,5%. The next ranked Australia lags behind with both 6% world export share. Here it goes directly to the TOP 10!

The semi-precious metal copper is mainly used as a power and heat conductor (eg as an Internet or power cable), but also for decorative purposes such as in furniture and handicrafts.

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TOP 10 Countries: Export of beer

TOP 10 Beer exporters
Corona beer, internationally well-known Mexican beer

Mexico is not only in terms of value, but also by volume the clear number 1 in the international beer export market, which amounted to 14,5 billions of euros in 2017. In terms of Mexico's share of the world's 26% export volume, the classic European beer nations of the Netherlands (13,2%), Belgium (11,4%) and Germany (8,9%) are not even getting close. Click here to get directly to the TOP 10!

Mexico's outstanding position is due to its excellent position in the most important international beer market, the United States. Around 75% of the exported beer went to Mexico's northern neighbor, where brands like Corona and Modelo are coveted foreign beer brands .... CONTINUE READING

TOP 10 Countries: Export of natural gas

TOP 10 Gas exporters
Heating of teapots by means of a gas stove

Russia is the historically most important exporter of natural gas with a world market share of just under 16% in 2017. Qatar and Norway are ranked 11 and 10 of the most important exporters in the same period with around 2% and 3%, respectively. The total global export volume amounted to 241,27 billion Euro. Here it goes directly to the TOP 10!

Russia's biggest buyers of its natural gas were Germany and Turkey, while Qatar's two largest customers were Korea and Japan. After all, Germany manages to cover 15% of its domestic demand for natural gas through its own production. This supply gap mainly includes imports ... CONTINUE READING

TOP 10 Countries: Export of vegetables

TOP 10 Export for vegetables
Classic mix of vegetables

By far the most vegetables are exported from China to other countries. With a global market share of more than 15% in 2017, China is the leading vegetable exporter with the Netherlands and Spain following on rank 2 (10,3%) and rank 3 (9,3%). The worldwide export volume in 2017 amounted to 64,8 billion Euro. Click here to get directly to the TOP 10!

China, as the most populous country and the fourth largest country in the world by area, surprises the first place less than that of the Netherlands. With an area of ​​just under 1 / 9tel of Germany, the small Netherlands manages to achieve a proud worldwide market share in ... CONTINUE READING

TOP 10 Countries: Production of crude oil

oil production
Oil refineries in the production of oil-based products

Completely different to the TOP 10 oil exporters the US leads by a considerable margin as the world's largest oil producer. With 16% share of the world production (98,06 million barrels / day), the US thanks to its shale oil production has outperformed for the first time the classic oil-rich states of Saudi Arabia and Russia, which are following in the 2 and 3 ranks. Even in the year 2018, the US remained the world's largest oil producer. Click here to get directly to the TOP 10!

The production volume of crude oil is usually stated internationally in barrels per day. One barrel of crude oil corresponds to the amount of around 159 ... CONTINUE READING

TOP 10 Countries: Global import volume

Worldwide imports
Cargo during processing for import

The USA was already the most important import nation in the entire 20th century and maintained this position at least until the year 2017. 13% of the worldwide value of import volume was destined for the US market. However, the distance to the leaderboard second was very high for quite a long time. Only in the 80s, a country, namely Japan, could approach this level for a short time and since the past years now gets increasingly challenged by China. Click here to get directly to the TOP 10!

It should be noted that not all registered imports are intended for domestic consumption. Countries like Hong Kong or the Netherlands in particular ... CONTINUE READING