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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nigeria Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of NIGERIA: aircraft, aircraft parts, aluminum, ammonia, animal food, antiques, artificial hair, artwork, automobiles, beauty products, beer, broadcasting equipment, broth and soup, cement, cleaning products, cocoa beans, cocoa butter, cocoa paste, copper, cotton, dental products, dried legumes, electric batteries, electric generating sets, electricity to neighboring countries, excavation machinery, fabric, facial tissue, fertilizer, flavored water, gas turbines, gemstones, glass bottles, iron, lead, legume flour, machinery, measuring and surveying equipment, medical supplies, medicine, mineral ash residue, motorcycles, niobium, oilseeds, paint, pasta, perfume plants, pesticides, petroleum, petroleum gas, plastic, plastic houseware, polyacetals, precious metal watches, processed fruit and nuts, rubber, footwear, sauce and seasoning, scrap vessels, scrap waste, sculptures, shaped paper, slag material, soap, spices, tanned animal hides, tantalum, telephones, tin, tobacco, tree nuts, vanadium, vehicle parts, wood, wood charcoal, yarn, zinc, zirconium. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include India (top importer), the United States, China, Spain, France, Canada, South Africa, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Japan, Côte d'Ivoire, the United Kingdom, Senegal, Italy, South Korea, Germany, Brazil, Ghana, Uruguay, Jordan, and Cameroon.

Rounded flag of Nigeria

Niger Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of NIGER: aircraft parts, batteries, broth and soup, cassava, concentrated milk, cotton fabric, cows, delivery trucks, dried legumes, goats, gold, horses, jewelry, large construction vehicles, mattresses, oilseeds, onions, palm oil, pasta, petroleum gas, petroleum jelly, plastic pipes, processed tomatoes, radioactive chemicals, refined petroleum, rice, rubber, scrap vessels, sheep, small aircraft, soap, special pharmaceuticals, specialized automobiles, sugar, tanned goat hides, tea, telephones, thorium ore, tobacco, uranium ore, and used clothing. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include South Korea (top importer), the United States, France, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Japan, Mali, Thailand, China, the Netherlands, Germany, Ghana, Lebanon, Singapore, Vietnam, Benin, Poland, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, and India.

Rounded flag of Niger, a country in West Africa named after the Niger River

Nicaragua Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of NICARAGUA: asphalt, baked goods, bananas, bovine and equine hides, candles, cassava, cement, ceramics, clothing and textiles, cocoa beans, coffee and tea extracts, coffee, copper bars, dairy products, dried legumes, electric batteries, flavored water, frozen meat, furniture, gold, groundnut oil, groundnuts, image projectors, insulated wire, large construction vehicles, leather footwear, liquor, malt extract, medical instruments, medical supplies, molasses, oilseeds, palm oil, pesticides, petroleum coke, postage stamps, recycled paper, refined petroleum, salt, scrap metal, scrap plastic, seafood, silver, soybean oil, spark-ignition engines, sugarcane, telephones, tobacco, toilet paper, wheat flour, and wood. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include the United States (top importer), El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, Panama, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Dominican Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, the Netherlands, Japan, China, and Switzerland.

Rounded flag of Nicaragua

New Zealand Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of NEW ZEALAND: acrylic alcohol, agricultural machinery, aluminum, animal fat, animal hides, animal meal and pellets, apples and pears, bulbs and roots, casein, coal briquettes, copper, corn (maize), dairy products, dried legumes, edible preparations, electrical transformers, frozen bovine meat, frozen vegetables, goat and sheep meat, gold, headwear, iron ore, iron, jewelry, malt extract, medical instruments, medical supplies, metal mountings, onions, peptones, petroleum gas, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, pitted and tropical fruit, quicklime, recreational boats, refrigerators, salt, silver, sowing seeds, special purpose ships, sulfate chemical wood pulp, therapeutic appliances, tobacco, vehicle parts, water soluble proteins, wine and other beverages, wood, and wool. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include China (top importer), Australia, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Germany, Algeria, Hong Kong, and Canada.

Rounded flag of New Zealand

Netherlands Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of The NETHERLANDS: aluminum, animal food, apples and pears, beverages (beer, flavored water, fruit juice, liquor, etc.), broadcasting equipment, bulbs and roots, cases and luggage, cheese, chocolate, citrus fruit, cleaning products, coal tar oil, cocoa butter, coffee, computers, concentrated milk, copper products, crude and refined petroleum, cucumbers, cut flowers, donated blood, edible preparations, ethers, ferroalloys, flavored water, footwear, frozen vegetables, fruit juice, furniture, games, gold, hydrocarbons, industrial fatty materials, industrial printers, integrated circuits, iron products, live plants, machinery, malt extract, meat, medical instruments, medical supplies, nickel, office machine parts, onions, orthopedic appliances, paper containers, petroleum gas, pharmaceuticals, photo lab equipment, plastic products, platinum, polyacetals, polymers, potatoes, rolled tobacco, rubber tires, sowing seeds, soybean meal, steel, stuffed animals, telephones, toilet paper, tomatoes, tufted carpet, x-ray equipment, and yarn. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Germany (top importer), Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the United States, Spain, Poland, Sweden, China, Czech Republic, Singapore, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Finland, and Norway.

Rounded flag of The Netherlands

Nepal Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of NEPAL: aircraft parts, aluminum bars, animal food, animal hides, antiques, bells and other ornaments, bovine livestock, butter, buttons, ceramic pipes, colored dyes, copper plating, decorative glassware, dental and medical supplies, dried legumes, electrical transformers, fabric, figurines and sculptures, flavored water, fruit juice, glass beads, iron products, jewelry, knitted hats, knotted carpets, light fixtures, meat, musical percussion, "non-retail synthetic staple fiber yarn," nutmeg, nuts, orthopedic appliances, party decorations, perfume plants, plastic products, processed tobacco, recycled paper, rosin and turpentine, spices, sweaters, tea, textile footwear, tobacco-processing machines, and vegetable residues. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include India (top importer), the United States, Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Afghanistan, China, Italy, Bangladesh, Australia, Japan, Canada, Sri Lanka, Chile, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Blog Post is Updated


My Kyrgyzstan post (↗) — link opens in a new tab or window — is updated with much more information. Thanks for visiting GeoFact of the Day...today and always!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

American Towns: Plevna


Five unincorporated villages in the UNITED STATES are named after a city thousands of miles away in Europe: Plevna (Pleven), home to about 100,000 people in northern BULGARIA. Residents chose to name their towns after Plevna because it was the site of the Siege of Plevna, a consequential and globally known battle of the Turko-Russian War in 1877. The five Plevna towns in the United States are found in the states of Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Montana. Approximate population figures for the towns in Kansas, Missouri, and Montana are listed on the GeoNames (geonames.org) website. The Alabama and Indiana versions might only have about a dozen residents each!

Plevna, Alabama (Madison County)
Map of Plevna, Alabama

Plevna, Indiana (Howard County)
Map of Plevna, Indiana

Plevna, Kansas (Reno County) — population 97
Map of Plevna, Kansas

Plevna, Missouri (Knox County) — population 21
Map of Plevna, Missouri

Plevna, Montana (Fallon County) — population 183
Map of Plevna, Montana

Nauru Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of NAURU in the South Pacific Ocean: aluminum plating, calcium phosphates, chocolate, citrus fruit, coated and felt fabric garments, harvesting machinery, knit sweaters, leather apparel, motorcycles, "other coloring matter," scrap vessels, seafood (small amounts), and telephones. The phosphate mining industry experienced a booming period in the 1960s to 1980s, but nowadays the phosphate reserves are almost exhausted of its material. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Nigeria (top importer), Singapore, the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania, and Suriname.

Rounded flag of Nauru

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Namibia Exports


According to the International Trade Statistics at trademap.org, the following items are major exports of NAMIBIA: animal hides, beverages, building stones (granite, marble, etc.), cabbage, carrots, coal, copper, dairy products, diamonds and other gemstones, fruit (especially grapes, melons, and pineapple), gold, grain, iron and steel, jewelry, lead, livestock (especially cattle), machinery, manganese, meat, onions, peppers, petroleum, potatoes and sweet potatoes, salt, seafood, tomatoes, uranium, vehicles, watercraft, and zinc. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Switzerland (top importer), South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Canada, South Korea, France, the Bahamas, Germany, Zambia, the United States, Italy, Spain, Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Israel, Mozambique, Belgium, Zimbabwe, Portugal, and Swaziland.

Rounded flag of Namibia

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Top Ten Globe Exporters


Globe line drawing image
With their fast-spinning abilities, globes are the fidget spinners of past generations! The list in this post reveals the top ten countries or territories exporting globes to other countries in the year 2015. MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (↗) allows you to explore a myriad of global trading data. The database of this website includes country-by-country import and export statistics that can be sorted with various displays: blocks (a "tree map"), line graphs, scatter plots, maps, etc. Monetary values are in United States Dollars; percentages mean the share each country has in the global export market of globes.

#1 CHINA $16.1 million (40%)

#2 ITALY $7.36 million (18%)

#3 INDIA $4.68 million (12%)

#4 UNITED STATES $2.36 million (5.9%)

#5 GERMANY $1.8 million (4.5%)

#6 HONG KONG $1.33 million (3.3%)

#7 UNITED KINGDOM $902,000 (2.2%)

#8 SOUTH KOREA $334,000 (0.83%)

#9 The NETHERLANDS $261,000 (0.65%)

#10 POLAND $238,000 (0.59%)

Honorable Mentions

Africa: Egypt and South Africa

Asia and Oceania: Thailand, Japan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore

Europe: Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium and Luxembourg, and France

North America: Canada, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica

South America: Argentina and Ecuador

Information Credit
Which countries export maps in 2015? (↗) — Observatory of Economic Complexity

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Top Ten Map Exporters


MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (↗) allows you to explore a myriad of global trading data. The database of this website includes country-by-country import and export statistics that can be sorted with various displays: blocks (a "tree map"), line graphs, scatter plots, maps, etc. Speaking of maps, the following are the top ten countries exporting maps to other countries in the year 2015. Monetary values are in United States Dollars; percentages mean the share each country has in the global export market of maps.

#1 UNITED KINGDOM $98.8 million (38%)

#2 CHINA $28.4 million (11%)

#3 ITALY $22 million (8.4%)

#4 GERMANY $18.1 million (6.9%)

#5 UNITED STATES $13.8 million (5.2%)

#6 FRANCE $11.8 million (4.5%)

#7 The NETHERLANDS $7.53 million (2.9%)

#8 POLAND $6.81 million (2.6%)

#9 SPAIN $5.73 million (2.2%)

#10 BELGIUM + LUXEMBOURG $5.56 million (2.1%)

Honorable Mentions

Africa: Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius

Asia and Oceania: India, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Singapore

Europe: Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, and Russia

North America: Canada, Panama, Mexico, Curaçao, and Guatemala

South America: Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru

Information Credit
Which countries export maps in 2015? (↗) — Observatory of Economic Complexity

Myanmar Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MYANMAR (Burma): animal meal and pellets, bananas, cameras, clothing and textiles, copper, corn (maize), dried fruit, electricity to neighboring countries, ferroalloys, footwear, furniture, gemstones (amethysts, iolite, moonstone, rubies, spinel, etc.), groundnuts, headphones, honey, human hair (yep, $2.26 million worth in 2015), hydrometers, inorganic salt, jewelry, lead, legumes, lenses, livestock (especially cows), luggage, machinery, manganese, marble, microphones, mirrors, oilseeds, onions, pearls, petroleum, quartz, rare-earth metal compounds, recording equipment, rice, rubber, seafood, spices, sugar, tin, tobacco, x-ray equipment, and zinc. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Hong Kong (top importer), China, Thailand, Japan, India, South Korea, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Taiwan, Canada, and Côte d'Ivoire.

Rounded flag of Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country commonly known as Burma

Mozambique Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MOZAMBIQUE: aircraft, aluminum (raw), aluminum bars and wire, bananas, bedspreads, bran, Brazil nuts, cashews, coal briquettes, coconut and vegetable fibers, coconuts, coke fuel, copper, corn (maize), cotton yarn, dried legumes, electricity to neighboring countries, ferroalloys, fertilizer, flour, gemstones (garnets, rubies, tourmaline, etc.), gold, granite, groundnuts, leafy vegetables, liquor, molasses, niobium, oilseeds, pasta, pepper, petroleum, petroleum gas, rice, sand, seafood, sugar, surveying equipment, synthetic hair, tantalum, tea, titanium, tobacco, trains, vanadium, wheat, wine, wood, and zirconium. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include the Netherlands (top importer), South Africa, India, South Korea, China, Italy, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Spain, the United States, Malawi, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.

Rounded flag of Mozambique

Morocco Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MOROCCO: aircraft and vehicle parts, aluminum, animal meal and pellets, animal organs, apples, automobiles, cabbage, calcium phosphates, ceramics, cheese, citrus fruit, clothing and textiles, coal tar oil, copper, corks, delivery trucks, electric motors, electrical control boards, electrical transformers, engine parts, equipment and machinery, fish oil, gas turbines, gold, grapes, insulated wire, integrated circuits, iron, jewelry, lead, leather footwear, legumes, locust bean gum, low-voltage protection equipment, luggage, melons, metal insulating fittings, nuts, olive oil, olives, onions, paper containers, pears, perfume plants, petroleum, pitted fruit, preserved vegetables, seafood, seaweed, semiconductors, silver, spices, sugar, tea, tobacco, tomatoes, tropical fruit, valves, vegetable sap, wheat flour, and zinc. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Spain (top importer), France, Brazil, the United States, India, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, Turkey, Algeria, Senegal, Portugal, Mauritania, Belgium, and Côte d'Ivoire.

Rounded flag of Morocco

Montenegro Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MONTENEGRO: aircraft parts, aluminum, ammunition, animal hides, automobiles, beer, building stone, dried fruit, dried legumes, electric batteries, electricity to neighboring countries, essential oil, frozen fruit and nuts, frozen vegetables, grapes, iron, lead ore, meat, medical supplies, melons, military weapons, newspapers, orthopedic appliances, peaches, petroleum, plums, recreational boats, refrigerators, sausage, seafood, spice seeds, steel, tobacco, transmissions, wheat flour, wine, wood, and zinc ore. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Serbia (top importer), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Slovenia, Albania, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Croatia, and Pakistan.

Rounded flag of Montenegro

Mongolia Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MONGOLIA: aluminum, animal food, animal hair, antiques, bran, clothing and textiles, coal briquettes, copper, excavation machinery, feldspar, gold, horses, integrated circuits, iron, large construction vehicles, meat, nuts, oilseeds, perfume plants, petroleum, processed food, scrap plastic, tobacco, tungsten, wheat, wool, and zinc. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include China (top importer), the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Russia, South Korea, Italy, Singapore, Japan, the United States, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, France, Vietnam, Australia, India, Kazakhstan, Canada, Indonesia, and Kyrgyzstan.

Rounded flag of Mongolia

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