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.
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.
More detailed information can be found in the Eurostat news release on international trade in goods in 2018.
You might also be interested in our Statistics Explained articles on international trade in goods.
- Eurostat: Dedicated section on international trade in goods
- European Commission: Directorate-General for Trade
- European Commission: Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
- Other international bodies