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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Issue no. 22

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The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2012 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregional and international trade of Arab countries, which are useful to policy makers, analysts and researchers and other users at the national, regional and international levels.

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Summary of the external trade statistics of ESCWA member countries

World trade grew modestly during 2012 in comparison with the higher growth records of the last two years. According to recent International Monetary Fund Statistics, world exports reached 17.8 trillion United States dollars (US$) in current prices, recording only a 2 per cent increase from the 2011 level. Weak demand in the developed countries, especially in Europe, in addition to the substantial fall in major commodity prices, were the main reasons behind the slow growth of exports in 2012.

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