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JAN 6, 2017
To help people understand the flows of global trade, former derivatives t trader Max Galka put together an interactive map of the world with moving dots, each representing a billion US dollars in exports or imports.
The different colors represent different sectors such as food, minerals and chemicals, clothing, wood, and so on.
The full interactive map is here, and below is a short video version. It clearly highlights the importance of China, the US, and Germany in global trade activity.The map represents 2015 data and we first spotted it over at Foreign Policy.
The global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1 billion in value.