Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 23rd of September 2017 to The Sounding Line.
A fantastic interactive map showing the trade of goods by type between every country in the world can be found here (https://blueshift.io/international-trade.html). Unfortunately, I couldn’t embed the map into this page, so definitely click on that link to explore the map.
Per the map’s creator:
“According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1 billion in value. Select a country to see the flow of goods in and out of that country.”
The map illustrates just how central the US, China, and Germany are to global trade. As the map’s creator notes, nearly half of all of global trade is either imported or exported through one of these three countries.