Countries around the world depend on imports and exports by air, sea and road routes in order to transport goods through their borders and into other countries. Healthy trade keeps economies booming.

Pretty much everything we have around us, from pens to furniture if not manufactured from the UK will have been transported in from another country, even some items which are manufactured in the UK may have components and parts imported from other countries. The list of products imported and exported is endless, everything from clothes, cars, food, petroleum, electronic products and more.

We take a look at the world’s largest exporters, their products and the busiest ports and shipping routes in each country.

The World’s Top 10 Largest Exporters In Detail

With the second-largest economy in the World, China is the leader in exports. China exported nearly $2.64 trillion worth of goods in 2019. China’s major exported goods are electronics and other machinery and major imported goods are electronics including integrated circuits and other computer components.

China’s Most Exported Products:

  • Electrical and other machinery, including computers and telecommunications equipment, apparel

  • Furniture

  • Textiles

Most Imported Products:

  • Electrical and other machinery, including integrated circuits, computer components

  • Oil and mineral fuels

  • Optical and medical equipment

Busiest Ports:

Out of the top 10 busiest container ports in the world, seven are located in China. Shanghai which is the busiest container port in the world. Shenzhen, which is the 3rd busiest. In 4th position is Ningbo-Zhoushan in Northeast China and in 5th position is the Port of Guangzhou.