Which countries export the most glass including glassware? The accompanying list shows each exporter's percentage of global glass exports within parenthesis. In 2015, world glass exports were US$67.8 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $548.4 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. Egypt: $225.6 million
  2. South Africa: $147.7 million
  3. Tanzania: $54 million
  4. Tunisia: $47.9 million
  5. Morocco: $19.7 million
  6. Uganda: $16.3 million
  7. Algeria: $13.7 million
  8. Kenya: $8.5 million
  9. Burundi: $4 million
10. Mauritius: $3.1 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $29.3 billion worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. China: $15.9 billion
  2. Japan: $2.9 billion
  3. Hong Kong: $2.4 billion
  4. Taiwan: $1.9 billion
  5. South Korea: $1.5 billion
  6. Turkey: $1 billion
  7. Vietnam: $843.4 million
  8. Malaysia: $789.8 million
  9. India: $704 million
10. Thailand: $585.5 million
European Union Exporters

European Union exported $26.5 billion worth of glass led by the following EU members:

  1. Germany: $6.5 billion
  2. France: $3.1 billion
  3. Italy: $2.5 billion
  4. Belgium: $1.8 billion
  5. Poland: $1.7 billion
  6. Czech Republic: $1.7 billion
  7. Spain: $1.4 billion
  8. United Kingdom: $1.2 billion
  9. Netherlands: $1.1 billion
10. Austria: $1 billion
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $860.9 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $285.7 million
  2. Colombia: $174.8 million
  3. Costa Rica: $81.6 million
  4. Peru: $76 million
  5. Guatemala: $69 million
  6. Chile: $59.6 million
  7. Argentina: $30.2 million
  8. Panama: $25 million
  9. Paraguay: $14.1 million
10. Venezuela: $12 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $997 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $465.4 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $202 million
  3. Kuwait: $82.4 million
  4. Israel: $67.4 million
  5. Bahrain: $58.2 million
  6. Iran: $58 million
  7. Oman: $43.9 million
  8. Jordan: $8.5 million
  9. Qatar: $7.9 million
10. Lebanon: $2.9 million
North American Exporters

North America exported $8 billion worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $5.8 billion
  2. Mexico: $1.6 billion
  3. Canada: $607.5 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $140.1 million worth of glass led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $114.8 million
  2. New Zealand: $24.9 million
  3. Tokelau: $107,000
  4. Papua New Guinea: $63,000
  5. New Caledonia: $55,000
  6. Norfolk Island: $51,000
  7. Fiji: $44,000
  8. American Samoa: $39,000
  9. Tuvalu: $22,000
10. Wallis/Futuna Islands: $16,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of glass from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage drop for this exported product category was -5.5%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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