Ever wonder which countries export the most glass? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global glass exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world glass exports were US$69.1 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $590.9 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. Egypt: $312.5 million
  2. South Africa: $151.3 million
  3. Tunisia: $35.4 million
  4. Morocco: $22.7 million
  5. Tanzania: $18.4 million
  6. Cameroon: $12.5 million
  7. Algeria: $10.8 million
  8. Burundi: $3.9 million
  9. Senegal: $2.4 million
10. Angola: $2.4 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $29.5 billion worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. China: $15.6 billion
  2. Japan: $3.1 billion
  3. Hong Kong: $2.6 billion
  4. Taiwan: $2 billion
  5. South Korea: $1.5 billion
  6. Turkey: $953.8 million
  7. Vietnam: $876.7 million
  8. Malaysia: $849.1 million
  9. India: $652.9 million
10. Thailand: $609.7 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $27.6 billion worth of glass led by the following EU members:

  1. Germany: $6.7 billion
  2. France: $3.1 billion
  3. Italy: $2.5 billion
  4. Belgium: $1.9 billion
  5. Poland: $1.8 billion
  6. Czech Republic: $1.7 billion
  7. Spain: $1.4 billion
  8. Netherlands: $1.3 billion
  9. United Kingdom: $1.2 billion
10. Austria: $1 billion
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $846.4 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $270 million
  2. Colombia: $177.4 million
  3. Peru: $113.2 million
  4. Guatemala: $72.9 million
  5. Costa Rica: $70.8 million
  6. Chile: $50.2 million
  7. Argentina: $31.3 million
  8. Paraguay: $14.8 million
  9. Ecuador: $13.8 million
10. Venezuela: $8.6 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $954 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $457.1 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $213.7 million
  3. Kuwait: $62.5 million
  4. Iran: $60.1 million
  5. Israel: $56.2 million
  6. Bahrain: $42.7 million
  7. Oman: $42.1 million
  8. Syria: $7.6 million
  9. Jordan: $5.9 million
10. Lebanon: $5.8 million
North American Exporters

North America exported $7.9 billion worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $5.8 billion
  2. Mexico: $1.6 billion
  3. Canada: $614.1 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $107.7 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $82.7 million
  2. New Zealand: $24.7 million
  3. Cocos (Keeling) Islands: $115,000
  4. Papua New Guinea: $101,000
  5. Tokelau: $37,000
  6. Fiji: $24,000
  7. American Samoa: $17,000
  8. Palau: $16,000
  9. Tuvalu: $14,000
10. Niue: $9,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of glass from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -3.7%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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