This data visualization is my second entry to the May 2023 Visual Capitalist Creator Challenge. The contest centered on the topic of international trade and supplied two online datasets. Beyond those constraints, we were free to tell any story we could find from the vast amount of data on countries, commodities and natural resources.
For this one, I focused on the guidebook Visual Capitalist provided for optimizing mobile design. Once again, because the dataset has so many stories waiting to be discovered, it was difficult to choose which one to dive into. So I asked myself, What do I personally want to know about the world when it comes to international trade? The answer was a simple question. Who imports the most and who exports the most? Who is in the middle? Where do the major economies and most populous countries stand on this spectrum? I hope you will enjoy finding the answers to these questions in my graphic “Imports-Exports Ratios of the World”.