International Trade in Goods 2018

International trade in goods   

Eurostat publishes an infographic as well as some interesting facts & figures
on trade in goods in the EU, Member States and EFTA countries.

Data visualisation: Top 5 partners in trade in goods

Did you know


 that in 2018 …

… the EU imported 568 tons of human and animal hair for use in making wigs, of which over 50% from Nigeria?

Spain exported 19 500 tons of roasted almonds and pistachios to 81 countries in the world?

… the EU imported 2 345 grand pianos from Japan, of which 724 were dispatched to Germany?

… the United States accounted for 74 % of the EU’s total imports of peanut butter, that is close to 7000 tons?

… the EU exported retail sale dog and cat food worth over €1.3 billion to the world, the three top destinations being Russia (15.3%), Japan (12.8%) and Switzerland (12.0%)?

Source: Eurostat, Comext. Date of extraction: 20.03.2019.

Further information

More detailed information can be found in the Eurostat news release on international trade in goods in 2018.


 Statistics Explained   You might also be interested in our Statistics Explained articles on international trade in goods.


Further reading:

Contact and feedback

If you have any comments or would like to give us your feedback on this infographic, please contact us via

If you have questions on Eurostat statistics, please contact our support team. Contact details can be found here.