The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the largest, most accurate travel information database – and enhanced by Henley & Partners’ research team.
Source: Henley Passport Index
Chocolate candy is the ultimate comfort food. Countries all over the world have their own unique productions and cultures surrounding chocolate. Whether it’s an occasional treat or a staple of your diet, chocolate in all forms is almost universally beloved.
With its ever presence in our lives, it’s no surprise that the global chocolate market is massive. Worth over $130 billion in 2019, the chocolate industry continues to grow steadily into the 2020s.
Three American companies make up the top 9.
In 2020, Bananas were the world's 240th most traded product, with a total trade of $13.9B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Bananas grew by 0.76%, from $13.7B to $13.9B. Trade in Bananas represent 0.083% of total world trade.
South and Central American countries tend to export the most bananas, with Ecuador in the top spot shipping 7 million tonnes in 2020.
The UK and the U.S. are leading the way when it comes to procuring real champagne with 21.3 and 20.8. million 750 milliliter bottles, also called bouteille, imported in 2020, respectively.
As the data by the trade association Comité Champagne shows, most of the biggest import nations are located in Europe. With the exception of Japan at third place and Australia on rank six, Western European countries like Germany, Belgium and Italy are dominating last year's top 10. This is not to say that other countries don't enjoy sparkling wine, but the numbers only refer to the higher-priced, regionally produced drink from the French region of Champagne. The area was officially designated in 1927 and is home to winemakers like Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon and Krug.
While French champagne only makes up around nine percent of the global sparkling wine consumption, it's responsible for 33 percent of the market value, generated with only 0.5 percent of the world's total vineyard area. Overall, champagne exports from France amounted to $4.8 billion in 2020, with the U.S. alone being responsible for roughly $568 million.
Source: Comité Champagne
Global proved oil reserves were 1732 billion barrels at the end of 2020, down 2 billion barrels versus 2019. OPEC holds 70.2% of global reserves. The top countries in terms of reserves are Venezuela (17.5% of global reserves), closely followed by Saudi Arabia (17.2%) and Canada (9.7%).