Table 1 Top 10 Leading Exporters and Importers in World Merchandise Trade: 2000

Table 1
Top 10 Leading Exporters and Importers in World Merchandise Trade: 2000

(Billions of current U.S. dollars)

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Rank in 2000 Exporters Value Percent
1 United States 781 12.3
2 Germany 552 8.7
3 Japan 479 7.5
4 France 298 4.7
5 United Kingdom 284 4.5
6 Canada 277 4.3
7 China 249 3.9
8 Italy 238 3.7
9 Netherlands 213 3.3
10 Hong Kong 202 3.2
  Total, top 10 countries 3,573 56.1
  Total, all countries1 6,364 100.0

 

Rank in 2000 Importers Value Percent
1 United States 1,258 18.9
2 Germany 503 7.5
3 Japan 380 5.7
4 United Kingdom 337 5.1
5 France 305 4.6
6 Canada 245 3.7
7 Italy 236 3.5
8 China 225 3.4
9 Hong Kong 214 3.2
10 Netherlands 198 3.0
  Total, top 10 countries 3,901 58.5
  Total, all countries1 6,669 100.0

1 Includes significant re-exports or imports for re-export.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; based on data from the World Trade Organization, "Table 1.5: Leading Exporters and Importers in World Merchandise Trade, 2000," International Trade Statistics 2001, available at http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/its2001_e/section1/i05.xls, as of June 11, 2002.