These Maps Show Which Export Makes Your Country the Most Money

by Simran Khosla Mar 4, 2015

Using data from the CIA World Factbook, we labeled every country in the world by its highest-valued export, aka the commodity that makes the country the most money in the global market.

Unsurprisingly, much of the world runs on oil, particularly the Middle East and Central Asia. Europe is the world’s workshop, where most of the machinery and motor vehicles are made, from optical instruments to BMWs. Latin America brings a blend of food products and oil to the trading table. Asia is the world’s manufacturing center, where the world’s clothing, wood products, and semiconductors are made. Africa is extremely rich in natural resources, particularly precious metals and oil. A substantial part of the continent makes its money on diamonds, gold or oil.

Click on any of the maps below to see an enlarged version.

World Commodities Map

World Commodities Map: North America



World Commodities Map: CENTRAL AMERICA

World Commodities Map: South America

World Commodities Map: EUROPE

World Commodities Map: Middle East & Central Asia

World Commodities Map: Africa

By Simian Khosla, GlobalPost
This article is syndicated from GlobalPost.

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