Economics Tidbit: Exports

Guess which one of these countries exports the most:

Russia, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Netherlands, Canada, India, Brazil, Australia, Switzerland.

The answer is the Netherlands, and it’s surpassed only by China, Japan, Germany, and the U.S. (It is expected to surpass France this year or in the near future according to the economist.)

Also, despite having one of the highest population densities, the Dutch are also the third largest exporters of agricultural items in the World after the U.S. and France. Both of these facts were a surprise for me although I knew that the Dutch exported a lot, including flowers.


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