Visualizing the US/China Trade Relationship Across the Globe

Visualizing the US/China Trade Relationship Across the Globe

April 6, 2013

The U.S. has long been a leader in both the importing and exporting of goods and China is not far behind. This infographic compares trading between the U.S. and China and illustrates the massive dollar amount of goods that flow in and out of both countries. Source


Exports and Imports to and from Denmark & Norway from 1700 to 1780

March 1, 2013

William Playfair was a founder and early innovator in Statistical Graphics. This is a standard line chart, but some of the more subtle encodings have been highlighted. In many line charts, the area between two lines represents something. Here the vertical size of the areas quantify how favorable the trade balance is for a given […]


The Timber Trade

February 11, 2013

In this high-tech world of metal and plastic, it’s easy to forget that many things are still made with good, old-fashioned wood. Countries with lots of forest stand to benefit from the lucrative timber trade, but at what cost to their Ecological Footprint? Here are five major timber exporters, and which countries are buying their […]

Oil Imports to the U.S.

Oil Imports to the U.S.

September 30, 2012

Every year, Americans are responsible for a quarter of the world’s oil consumption. Only a small minority of that oil comes from U.S. wells; the rest we import from Canada, South America and the Middle East. The situation has prompted lawmakers and lobbyists from all over the political spectrum to express deep concerns about U.S. […]