Economy > Trade > Exports > Commodities: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: A rank ordering of exported products starting with the most important; it sometimes includes the percent of total dollar value.
Afghanistan fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi-precious gems
Albania textiles and footwear; asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil; vegetables, fruits, tobacco
Algeria natural gas, and petroleum products 97%
American Samoa canned tuna 93%
Andorra tobacco products, furniture
Angola crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber, cotton
Anguilla lobster, fish, livestock, salt, concrete blocks, rum
Antigua and Barbuda petroleum products, bedding, handicrafts, electronic components, transport equipment, food and live animals
Argentina soybeans and derivatives, petroleum and gas, vehicles, corn, wheat
Armenia pig iron, unwrought copper, nonferrous metals, diamonds, mineral products, foodstuffs, energy
Aruba live animals and animal products, art and collectibles, machinery and electrical equipment, transport equipment
Australia iron ore, gold, meat, wool, alumina, wheat, machinery and transport equipment
Austria machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, paper and paperboard, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs
Azerbaijan oil and gas 90%, machinery, cotton, foodstuffs
Bahrain petroleum and petroleum products, aluminum, textiles
Bangladesh frozen fish and seafood, jute and jute goods, leather
Barbados sugar and molasses, rum, other foods and beverages, chemicals, electrical components
Belarus machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs
Belgium machinery and equipment, chemicals, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs
Belize bananas, citrus, clothing, fish products, molasses, wood, crude oil
Benin cashews, shea butter, textiles, palm products, seafood
Bermuda reexports of pharmaceuticals
Bhutan electricity (to India), cardamom, gypsum, timber, handicrafts, cement, fruit, precious stones, spices
Bolivia natural gas, soybeans and soy products, crude petroleum, zinc ore, tin
Bosnia and Herzegovina clothing, wood products
Botswana copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, textiles
Brazil transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos
British Virgin Islands rum, fresh fish, fruits, animals; gravel, sand
Brunei crude oil, natural gas, garments
Bulgaria footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, fuels
Burkina Faso livestock, gold
Burma natural gas, wood products, pulses, beans, fish, rice, clothing, jade and gems
Burundi tea, sugar, cotton, hides
Cambodia timber, rubber, rice, fish, tobacco, footwear
Cameroon crude oil and petroleum products, lumber, cocoa beans, aluminum, coffee, cotton
Canada motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminum
Cape Verde shoes, garments, fish, hides
Cayman Islands turtle products, manufactured consumer goods
Central African Republic timber, cotton, coffee, tobacco
Chad cattle, cotton, gum arabic
Chile fruit, fish products, paper and pulp, chemicals, wine
China electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, textiles, iron and steel, optical and medical equipment
Christmas Island phosphate
Cocos (Keeling) Islands copra
Colombia coffee, coal, nickel, emeralds, apparel, bananas, cut flowers
Comoros ylang-ylang (perfume essence), cloves, copra
Congo, Republic of the lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
Cook Islands copra, papayas, fresh and canned citrus fruit, coffee; fish; pearls and pearl shells; clothing
Costa Rica pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar; beef; seafood; electronic components, medical equipment
Cote d'Ivoire coffee, timber, petroleum, cotton, bananas, pineapples, palm oil, fish
Croatia transport equipment, machinery, textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels
Cuba nickel, tobacco, fish, medical products, citrus, coffee
Cyprus potatoes, pharmaceuticals, cement, clothing
Czech Republic machinery and transport equipment, raw materials and fuel, chemicals
Democratic Republic of the Congo gold, copper, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, coffee
Denmark machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, pharmaceuticals, furniture, windmills
Djibouti hides and skins, coffee (in transit)
Dominica soap, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges
Dominican Republic sugar, gold, silver, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, meats, consumer goods
East Timor coffee, sandalwood, marble; note - potential for oil and vanilla exports
Ecuador bananas, cut flowers, shrimp, cacao, coffee, hemp, wood, fish
Egypt crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, processed food
El Salvador offshore assembly exports, coffee, sugar, textiles and apparel, gold, ethanol, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel manufactures
Equatorial Guinea methanol, timber, cocoa
Eritrea sorghum, textiles, food, small manufactures
Estonia machinery and electrical equipment 21%, wood and wood products 9%, metals 9%, furniture 7%, vehicles and parts 5%, food products and beverages 4%, textiles 4%, plastics 3%
Ethiopia qat, gold, leather products, live animals, oilseeds
European Union machinery, motor vehicles, aircraft, plastics, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, fuels, iron and steel, nonferrous metals, wood pulp and paper products, textiles, meat, dairy products, fish, alcoholic beverages.
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) wool, hides, meat, fish, squid
Faroe Islands fish and fish products 94%, stamps, ships
Federated States of Micronesia fish, garments, bananas, black pepper, sakau (kava), betel nut
Fiji garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil
Finland electrical and optical equipment, machinery, transport equipment, paper and pulp, chemicals, basic metals; timber
France machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages
French Polynesia cultured pearls, coconut products, mother-of-pearl, vanilla, shark meat
Gabon crude oil 70%, timber, manganese, uranium
Gaza Strip citrus, flowers, textiles
Georgia scrap metal, wine, mineral water, ores, vehicles, fruits and nuts
Germany vehicles, chemicals, metals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles
Ghana cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticulture
Gibraltar (principally reexports) petroleum 51%, manufactured goods 41%, other 8%
Greece food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles
Greenland fish and fish products 72%, metals 10%
Grenada cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace
Guam transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, food and beverage products
Guatemala sugar, petroleum, apparel, bananas, fruits and vegetables, cardamom
Guernsey flowers and ferns, sweet peppers, eggplant, other vegetables
Guinea alumina, gold, diamonds, coffee, fish, agricultural products
Guinea-Bissau shrimp; cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, sawn lumber
Guyana gold, bauxite, alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber
Haiti manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes, coffee
Honduras coffee, shrimp, wire harnessing, cigars, bananas, gold, palm oil, fruit, lobster, lumber
Hong Kong electrical machinery and appliances, textiles, apparel, footwear, watches and clocks, toys, plastics, precious stones, printed material
Hungary machinery and equipment 61.1%, other manufactures 28.7%, food products 6.5%, raw materials 2%, fuels and electricity 1.6%
Iceland fish and fish products 40%, aluminum, animal products, ferrosilicon, diatomite
India petroleum products, precious stones, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, vehicles, apparel
Indonesia oil and gas, electrical appliances, plywood, textiles, rubber
Iran petroleum 80%, chemical and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets
Iraq crude oil 84%, crude materials excluding fuels, food and live animals
Ireland machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; live animals, animal products
Israel machinery and equipment, software, cut diamonds, agricultural products, chemicals, textiles and apparel
Italy engineering products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals; food, beverages and tobacco; minerals, and nonferrous metals
Jamaica bauxite, sugar, rum, coffee, yams, beverages, chemicals, wearing apparel, mineral fuels
Japan transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals
Jersey light industrial and electrical goods, dairy cattle, foodstuffs, textiles, flowers
Jordan fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals
Kazakhstan oil and oil products 59%, ferrous metals 19%, chemicals 5%, machinery 3%, grain, wool, meat, coal
Kenya horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement
Kiribati copra 62%, coconuts, seaweed, fish
Kuwait oil and refined products, fertilizers
Kyrgyzstan wool, meat, tobacco; gold, mercury, uranium, natural gas, hydropower; machinery; shoes
Laos wood products, coffee, electricity, tin, copper, gold
Latvia food products, wood and wood products, metals, machinery and equipment, textiles
Lebanon base metals, chemicals, miscellaneous consumer goods, fruit and vegetables, tobacco, construction minerals, electric power machinery and switchgear, textile fibers, paper
Lesotho manufactures 75% (clothing, footwear, road vehicles), wool and mohair, food and live animals
Liberia timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee
Libya crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas, chemicals
Liechtenstein small specialty machinery, connectors for audio and video, parts for motor vehicles, dental products, hardware, prepared foodstuffs, electronic equipment, optical products
Lithuania mineral products 22%, machinery and equipment 10%, chemicals 9%, textiles 7%, foodstuffs 7%, plastics 7%
Luxembourg machinery and equipment, steel products, chemicals, rubber products, glass
Macau textiles, footwear, toys, electronics, machinery and parts
Madagascar vanilla, shellfish, sugar, cotton cloth, chromite, petroleum products
Malawi tobacco 53%, tea, sugar, cotton, coffee, peanuts, wood products, apparel
Malaysia electronic equipment, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals
Maldives fish
Mali gold, livestock
Malta electrical machinery, mechanical appliances, fish and crustaceans, pharmaceutical products, printed material
Marshall Islands copra cake, coconut oil, handicrafts, fish
Martinique refined petroleum products, bananas, rum, pineapples
Mauritania iron ore, fish and fish products, gold, copper, petroleum
Mauritius clothing and textiles, sugar, cut flowers, molasses, fish
Mayotte ylang-ylang (perfume essence), vanilla, copra, coconuts, coffee, cinnamon
Mexico manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton
Moldova textiles, machinery
Mongolia apparel, livestock, animal products, cashmere, wool, hides, fluorspar, other nonferrous metals, coal
Montserrat electronic components, plastic bags, apparel; hot peppers, limes, live plants; cattle
Morocco clothing and textiles, electric components, inorganic chemicals, transistors, crude minerals, fertilizers (including phosphates), petroleum products, citrus fruits, vegetables, fish
Mozambique prawns, cashews, cotton, sugar, citrus, timber; bulk electricity
Namibia copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, processed fish, karakul skins
Nauru phosphates
Nepal pulses, carpets, textiles, juice, pashima, jute goods
Netherlands machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs
Netherlands Antilles petroleum products
New Caledonia nickel ore, fish
New Zealand dairy products, meat, wood and wood products, fish, machinery
Nicaragua beef, shrimp and lobster, tobacco, sugar, gold, peanuts; textiles and apparel
Niger uranium ore, livestock, cowpeas, onions
Nigeria petroleum and petroleum products 95%, cocoa, rubber
Niue canned coconut cream, copra, honey, vanilla, passion fruit products, pawpaws, root crops, limes, footballs, stamps, handicrafts
Norfolk Island postage stamps, seeds of the Norfolk Island pine and Kentia palm, small quantities of avocados
North Korea metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products
Northern Mariana Islands garments
Norway petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish
Oman reexports, fish, metals, textiles
Pakistan textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sports goods, chemicals, manufactures, carpets and rugs
Palau shellfish, tuna, copra, garments
Panama shrimp, sugar, coffee, clothing
Papua New Guinea gold, copper ore, logs, palm oil, coffee, cocoa, crayfish, prawns
Paraguay feed, cotton, meat, edible oils, electricity, wood, leather
Peru gold, zinc, crude petroleum and petroleum products, coffee, potatoes, asparagus, textiles, fishmeal
Philippines semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits
Pitcairn Islands vegetables, curios, stamps
Poland machinery and transport equipment 37.8%, intermediate manufactured goods 23.7%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 17.1%, food and live animals 7.6%
Portugal agricultural products, food products, oil products, chemical products, plastics and rubber, skins and leather, wood and cork, wood pulp and paper, textile materials, clothing, footwear, minerals and mineral products, base metals, machinery and tools, vehicles and other transport material, and optical and precision instruments
Puerto Rico chemicals, electronics, apparel, canned tuna, rum, beverage concentrates, medical equipment
Qatar liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel
Romania machinery and equipment, textiles and footwear, metals and metal products, machinery and equipment, minerals and fuels, chemicals, agricultural products
Russia petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, metals, wood and wood products, chemicals, and a wide variety of civilian and military manufactures
Rwanda tea, hides, tin ore
Saint Helena fish (frozen, canned, and salt-dried skipjack, tuna), coffee, handicrafts
Saint Kitts and Nevis food, electronics, beverages, tobacco
Saint Lucia bananas 41%, clothing, cocoa, vegetables, fruits, coconut oil
Saint Pierre and Miquelon fish and fish products, soybeans, animal feed, mollusks and crustaceans, fox and mink pelts
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets
Samoa coconut oil and cream, copra, taro, automotive parts, garments, beer
San Marino building stone, lime, wood, chestnuts, wheat, wine, baked goods, hides, ceramics
Sao Tome and Principe cocoa 80%, copra, coffee, palm oil
Saudi Arabia petroleum and petroleum products 90%
Senegal groundnuts (peanuts), petroleum products, phosphates, cotton
Serbia and Montenegro iron and steel, rubber, clothes, wheat, fruit and vegetables, non-ferrous metals, electric appliances, metal products, weapons and ammunition
Seychelles canned tuna, frozen fish, cinnamon bark, copra, petroleum products (reexports)
Sierra Leone rutile, cocoa, coffee, fish
Singapore machinery and equipment (including electronics), consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, mineral fuels
Slovakia machinery and electrical equipment 35.9%, vehicles 21%, base metals 11.3%, chemicals and minerals 8.1%, plastics 4.9%
Slovenia manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food
Solomon Islands fish, copra, palm oil, cocoa
Somalia bananas, hides, fish, charcoal, scrap metal
South Africa diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment
South Korea wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships, petrochemicals
Spain motor vehicles; foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medicines, other consumer goods
Sri Lanka textiles and apparel, tea and spices; rubber manufactures; precious stones; coconut products, fish
Sudan oil and petroleum products; cotton, sesame, livestock, groundnuts, gum arabic, sugar
Suriname gold, crude oil, lumber, shrimp and fish, rice, bananas
Swaziland soft drink concentrates, sugar, wood pulp, cotton yarn, refrigerators, citrus and canned fruit
Sweden machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals
Switzerland chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products
Syria crude oil, minerals, petroleum products, fruits and vegetables, cotton fiber, textiles, clothing, meat and live animals, wheat
Taiwan flat panels, machinery; metals; textiles, plastics, chemicals; optical, photographic, measuring, and medical instruments
Tajikistan electricity, cotton, fruits, vegetable oil, textiles
Tanzania coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton
Thailand textiles and footwear, fishery products, rice, rubber, jewelry, automobiles, computers and electrical appliances
The Bahamas mineral products and salt, animal products, rum, chemicals, fruit and vegetables
The Gambia peanut products, fish, cotton lint, palm kernels, re-exports
Togo cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa
Tokelau stamps, copra, handicrafts
Tonga fish, vanilla beans, root crops
Trinidad and Tobago petroleum and petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, beverages, cereal and cereal products, sugar, cocoa, coffee, citrus fruit, vegetables, flowers
Tunisia semi-finished goods and textiles, agricultural products, mechanical goods, phosphates and chemicals, hydrocarbons, electrical equipment
Turkey foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, transport equipment
Turkmenistan crude oil, petrochemicals, textiles, cotton fiber
Turks and Caicos Islands lobster, dried and fresh conch, conch shells
Tuvalu copra, fish
Uganda fish and fish products, tea, cotton, flowers, horticultural products; gold
Ukraine ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food products
United Arab Emirates crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates
United Kingdom manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages, tobacco
United States agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0%
Uruguay soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy products; wool
Uzbekistan energy products, cotton, gold, mineral fertilizers, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, textiles, food products, machinery, automobiles
Vanuatu beef, cocoa, timber, kava, coffee
Venezuela bauxite and aluminum, minerals, chemicals, agricultural products, basic manufactures
Vietnam shoes, marine products, crude oil, electronics, wooden products, rice, machinery
Virgin Islands refined petroleum products
Wallis and Futuna copra, chemicals, construction materials
West Bank olives, fruit, vegetables, limestone
Western Sahara phosphates 62%
Yemen crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish, liquefied natural gas
Zambia copper/cobalt 64%, cobalt, electricity; tobacco, flowers, cotton
Zimbabwe cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, textiles/clothing


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