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The EU’s Top Trading Partners

According to Eurostat, the United States and China (with €631 bn and €573 bn worth of goods, respectively) are still the two main goods trading partners of the European Union. Together they represent one third of total extra-EU trade. Switzerland (€261 bn, or 7.0%), Russia (€231 bn, or 6.2%), Turkey (€154 bn, or 4.1%) and Japan (€129 bn, or 3.5%) are way behind. In 2017, machinery and transport equipment, other manufactured goods and chemicals represented the main categories of product traded by the EU. For instance, France exported perfume worth over €4 bn, of which more than €1 bn’s worth went to the US. (source)

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