- Looking at country lists by exports.
- Diving into exports always shows things like gas turbines, computer hardware, petrolium -- all physical things.
- None show things like exporting services: financial services, engineering consulting, licensing software. I would imagine that would be a considerable component in countries like UK. In some countries medical tourism might bring considerable revenue.
- If traditional export metric is for hard products only is there a metric that encompasses service export as well? And is there any data on account balance (export - inport) of countries with services included?
Found a fairly nice one from OECD. It includes combined trade in goods and services as a percentage of GDP. It is also possible to drill into goods only (which seems most commonly presented in the public domain) or services only data.