Today’s graphic, using data from JOC, highlights the companies behind the United States’ import–export numbers.
In Western countries, people often assume that their top export by volume is a high-value manufactured good or, at very least, a natural resource like timber or oil. The truth is, a sizable portion of exports from Western countries are waste materials. Here are the top 10 companies by export volume (20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs):
On the other end of the equation are the consumer goods that get purchased every day and, w while many companies import goods from overseas, the following 10 companies move a staggering volume of goods through America’s ports:
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