News: The Top Export of Every Country

March 14, 2018

Whether you are looking to expand into global markets new to your company or grow your operations where you already have a presence, it's important to know what drives the economies of the countries where you do business.  Visual Capital and Voucher Cloud recently published a detailed article and infographic with every country's biggest exports.

Top Export Categories:


  • Fuel. This is the top export category of 53 countries, representing 28.3% of countries.
  • Metal, Mineral and Organic. This is the top export category of 50 countries, representing 26.7% of countries.
  • Food and Produce. This is the top export category of 35 countries, representing 18.7% of countries.
  • Transportation. This is the top export category of 24 countries, representing 12.8% of countries.
  • Electronics. This is the top export category of 14 countries, representing 7.5% of countries.
  • Textiles. This is the top export category of 6 countries, representing 3.2% of countries.
  • Medical. This is the top export category of 5 countries, representing 2.7% of countries.

Regional Highlights:


  • Middle East. Oil dominates Middle Eastern countries' exports, however, there are a couple of exceptions. Israel's top export is diamonds and Lebanon specializes in jewelry.
  • Europe. Many of Europe's countries focus on goods in the transportation sector. Cars are the top export for nine countries. France's top exports are aerospace-related.
  • Asia. South Korea exports integrated circuits, while North Korea focuses on coal briquettes. China, Thailand and Vietnam specialize in computers and broadcasting equipment.

To read more and view the infographic, please see: Mapping the Top Export of Every Country.

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Natalie was born and raised in the state of Montana, USA where she graduated from The University of Montana with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Her international experience includes two summer programs, one at The European Business School in Germany and the other at The University of Brescia in Italy. She studied a variety of global business subjects including international business, trade, culture and language. Key projects for her undergrad studies included meeting with executives from large corporations such as Lufthansa, Opel, and The European Central Bank as well as working with the design team on the marketing plan for the 2015 World Fair in Milan, Italy. She has a range of global event management experience including organization of the Annual Mansfield Conference on the Middle East and the China Town Hall meeting series. Her hobbies include yoga, cooking, reading, being outdoors and traveling.