SIMRAN KHOSLA, GLOBALPOST
28 MINUTES AGO
Using data from the CIA Factbook, we labeled every country in the world by it's highest valued export, a.k.a. the commodity that makes the country the most money in the global market.
Unsurprisingly, most of the world runs on oil, particularly the Middle East and Central Asia.
Europe seems to be the world's workshop, where most of the machinery and motor vehicles are made.
The type of machinery ranges from optical instruments to BMWs.
Latin America brings a blend of food products and oil to the trading table.
Asia, it seems, is the worlds manufacturing center, where the world's clothing, wood products, and semiconductors are made.
Africa is extremely rich in natural resources, particularly precious metals and oil.
A substantial part of the continent makes it's money on diamonds, gold or oil.
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