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The EU, USA and China account for almost half of world trade in goods

24/08/2017

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Logo Statistics ExplainedIn 2016, the EU, the United States and China recorded the world’s highest trade values in goods, together accounting for 46 % of global exports of goods and 45 % of global imports.

China (17 %) recorded the highest share in world exports, followed by the EU (16 %) and the United States (14 %).

As for world imports, the United States (18 %) recorded the highest share, before the EU (15 %) and China (12 %).

 

Import and export shares for main trading countries, 2016

For more information, see Eurostat's Statistics Explained article on EU and main world traders