The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in global shipments during 2017. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports .
At the more detailed four-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, most valuable export product is crude oil followed by primarily ethylene polymers, refined petroleum oils, acyclic alcohols then iron ores and concentrates.
- Mineral fuels including oil: US$48.7 billion (77.9% of total exports)
- Plastics, plastic articles: $3.3 billion (5.3%)
- Ores, slag, ash: $2.2 billion (3.5%)
- Organic chemicals: $1.8 billion (2.9%)
- Iron, steel: $1.4 billion (2.2%)
- Fruits, nuts: $934.8 million (1.5%)
- Fertilizers: $681.8 million (1.1%)
- Salt, Sulphur, stone, cement: $561.3 million (0.9%)
- Copper: $386.2 million (0.6%)
- Aluminum: $305.4 million (0.5%)
top 10 exports are highly concentrated, accounting for 96.4% of the overall value of its global shipments.
Ores, slag and ash from were the fastest-growing among its top 10 export categories, doubling in value from 2016 to 2017.
The only other top category to appreciate year over year was aluminum, up by 24.9%.
Leading the declining categories were fruits and nuts (down -58.6%), organic chemicals (down -51.3%) and iron or steel (down -44.7%).