The next chart is beeing floating on internet and has been produced by people from such prestigious organization as World economic forum with the collaboration of World trade organization. On this map sizes of the countries coresponds to the gross value of the export of goods and services that economy of that country is able to produce:
Not big surprise that the biggest country on the map is China - the biggest exporter in the world (2263 billions USD). The second country by size is United States (1574 USD). Here too isn't big surprise: the first two countries are simply big. The third biggest exporter is Germany (1448 billion USD). This fact is well known but in fact is surprising: 85 millions Germans are able to export almost the same amount of goods and services as 320 millions Americans.
But for us more interesting thing is how Lithuania looks like in this context. The first observation and the good thing is that Lithuania is seen on the map. The main conclusion - map shows that Lithuania definetely belong to the group of Central European countries: our exports per capita are similar to the exports per capita of that countries. With 30 billion USD exported goods and services we have similar size of export as another very similar by size country from this region - Slovenia. 3.5 times bigger than our country - Hungary - also has about 3.5 times bigger export. We slightly ahead of Poland by the size of export per capita. E. g. we definetely ahead of such country as Romania: country 6-7 times bigger by population has about 2.5 times bigger export. And we are significantly ahead of all countries to the east: Belarus with 29 billion USD export is three times bigger than we are, Ukraine with 43 billions USD exported goods is at least 12-15 times bigger than we, Kazakhstan with all its oil, gas and other mineral resources is able to earn from export only 48 billions USD, Russian export is about 10 times bigger while proportionally should be 40 times bigger.
At the same time we see how far we are from Western European countries: such giants as Belgium (430 billions), Netherlands (652 billions) or Switzerland (300 billions USD). Any country from Western Europe is far ahead of us.
The bright size is that even nominally we are in front of such giant countries as Pakistan (22 billions) or Egypt (26 billions) and have very similar export to such giant country as Bangladesh ...