Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

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Export (% of GDP) by country

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A map of the world, with colours to highlight the export (% of GDP) of each country. Numbers on the legend are %.

List of all countries

Flag Position Country Number
1 Luxembourg 214.53
2 Singapore 176.24
3 Djibouti 153.44
4 Malta 140.58
5 Ireland 131.11
6 Vietnam 106.12
7 Slovakia 85.71
8 Belgium 80.58
9 Hungary 79.66
10 Slovenia 77.88
11 Netherlands 77.86
12 Seychelles 77.19
13 Lithuania 74.07
14 Estonia 71.18
15 Czechia 70.99
16 Cyprus 67.65
17 Suriname 64.3
18 Cambodia 62.45
19 Switzerland 62.34
20 Belarus 61.9
21 Malaysia 61.47
22 Latvia 60.28
23 Mongolia 58.96
24 North Macedonia 58.14
25 Congo 58.01
26 Brunei Darussalam 57.31
27 Bulgaria 56.14
28 Poland 55.63
29 Belize 55.02
30 Denmark 54.88
31 Guinea 53.14
32 Austria 52.63
33 Thailand 51.43
34 Serbia 47.99
35 Gabon 47.93
36 Sweden 44.58
37 Germany 43.42
38 Equatorial Guinea 43.33
39 Antigua and Barbuda 42.32
40 Nicaragua 42.32
41 Croatia 41.66
42 Mauritania 41.14
43 Mexico 40.09
44 Ukraine 39.04
45 Dominica 38.25
46 Jamaica 37.9
47 Georgia 37.35
48 Romania 37.26
49 South Korea 36.9
50 Portugal 36.7
51 Finland 36.19
52 Azerbaijan 35.7
53 Morocco 35.45
54 Angola 35.28
55 Honduras 35.23
56 Paraguay 34.72
57 Bosnia and Herzegovina 34.32
58 Iceland 34.24
59 Libya 33.89
60 Namibia 32.99
61 Norway 32.52
62 Greece 31.89
63 Democratic Republic of the Congo 31.88
64 Samoa 31.73
65 Chile 31.54
66 Kyrgyzstan 31.34
67 Costa Rica 30.96
68 Armenia 30.71
69 Spain 30.62
70 South Africa 30.47
71 Mauritius 30
72 Botswana 29.66
73 Italy 29.49
74 Myanmar 28.97
75 Canada 28.96
76 Liberia 28.61
77 Turkey 28.57
78 Israel 28.39
79 France 27.87
80 Solomon Islands 27.67
81 Fiji 27.64
82 Chad 27.6
83 United Kingdom 27.37
84 Moldova 27.26
85 Lebanon 26.89
86 Mali 26.37
87 Saudi Arabia 26.34
88 Uzbekistan 26.31
89 Montenegro 25.75
90 El Salvador 25.53
91 Russia 25.52
92 Uruguay 25.37
93 Philippines 25.19
94 Cabo Verde 24.85
95 Australia 23.92
96 Jordan 23.72
97 Vanuatu 23.27
98 Madagascar 23.26
99 Albania 23.25
100 Grenada 23.07
101 Ecuador 22.53
102 Senegal 22.42
103 Peru 22.33
104 Togo 21.83
105 Benin 19.87
106 Rwanda 19.03
107 China 18.5
108 Dominican Republic 18.3
109 India 18.08
110 Indonesia 17.17
111 Algeria 17.09
112 Tajikistan 17.05
113 Guatemala 16.9
114 Brazil 16.87
115 Argentina 16.61
116 Sri Lanka 16.58
117 Central African Republic 15.83
118 Cameroon 15.45
119 Iran 15.03
120 Guinea-Bissau 14.39
121 Tanzania 14.3
122 Somalia 14.28
123 Colombia 13.68
124 Egypt 13.18
125 Sierra Leone 12.83
126 Bangladesh 12.18
127 United States of America (USA) 10.14
128 Pakistan 9.58
129 Nigeria 8.83
130 Haiti 8.23
131 Ethiopia 7.09
132 Nepal 6.76
133 Sudan 5.13
134 Burundi 4.98

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World export (% of GDP) by year

World export (% of GDP) by year.

Table

Year Number
1970 12.59
1971 12.73
1972 12.98
1973 14.76
1974 16.5
1975 15.65
1976 15.98
1977 16.07
1978 15.78
1979 16.87
1980 18.22
1981 18.32
1982 18.13
1983 17.77
1984 18.44
1985 17.98
1986 16.8
1987 17.74
1988 18.52
1989 18.74
1990 19
1991 18.99
1992 20.58
1993 20.04
1994 20.77
1995 21.79
1996 21.92
1997 23.09
1998 23.28
1999 23.57
2000 25.91
2001 25.19
2002 25.24
2003 26.05
2004 27.8
2005 29.01
2006 30.3
2007 30.44
2008 31.02
2009 26.67
2010 29
2011 30.51
2012 30.46
2013 30.05
2014 29.69
2015 28.53
2016 27.61
2017 28.5
2018 29.24
2019 28.55
2020 26.71

Largest economies by export (% of GDP)

Top 10 countries by export (% of GDP)

Export based on GDP - which nation does export the most?

According to GDP (PPP), the three wealthiest nations are China, the United States, and, surprisingly, India. However, what does export based on GDP look like? As you will see in the moment, there are quite significant differences at the top.

The countries that export the most are surely quite a surprising trio

Although in terms of currency, the export numbers of the great powers are large, we should remember about numerous smaller nations that export for even twice as much as their GDP really is. One of such examples is Luxembourg.

In 2019, the data provided us with a lot of surprises. However, the biggest one is Luxembourg. As the winner of the ranking, the nation had 208% of their total GDP worth of export.

Hong Kong SAR, which is an administrative region of China that does not comply to the general rules and regulations of China, had export of goods and services equal to 177.5% of their GDP. Singapore closes the podium with a similar value, which was 173%. Interestingly, other countries that were quite high in the ranking are San Marino (167%) and Djibouti (149%). We should bear in mind; however, that the data of these two comes from 2018.

What about the countries that export the least?

The biggest problem in merchandise export concerned African countries and those nations from the Middle East with unstable political situations and huge unrest. This is why the smallest export concerns Sudan, which is a place of constant wars and unrest. Its export of goods and services is at 7.7%. Interestingly, it is only $2.31 billion.

Ethiopia is right after Sudan with the export of merchandise worth only 7.9% of its GDP. Nepal is closing the podium with slightly better score index that peaked at 8.7% in 2019. However, it is still incredibly low if we compare the size of these countries and the percentages themselves to the top of the podium.

What about the great powers?

Another surprising number concerns the United States. Their export is worth 11.7% of their total GDP. The same thing concerns two other super powers, namely China and India. However, in both cases, we are dealing with slightly larger numbers (18.4% in both cases).