The Export Throne

In the worldwide battle for export dominance Europe is set to reign supreme in 2017-18. Yet a categorization based on opportunity and risks – not geography – shows competitive primary commodity exporters such as Russia, Indonesia and South Africa and production hubs like Malaysia and Vietnam are well-positioned to benefit from demand in China and rising prices. Manufacturing hubs in Eastern Europe are supported by the Eurozone growth. European economies specialized in high-end goods such as Germany and France are boosted by new orders and solid pricing power.