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International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2012, Volume II

Trade by Commodity

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The 2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume II - Trade by Commodity contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices up to the year 2012. The information contained is based on data provided by approximately 140 countries (areas), representing more than 90% of world trade of 2012. Volume II has been compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in November 2013) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. Volume I - Trade by Country has been compiled (and made available) early in 2013 (in May 2013) to allow for an advanced release of an overview of international merchandise trade in 2012 and for a much earlier publication of the available 2012 country (area) data.

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Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials

In contrast with mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (SITC section 3), the value (in current prices) of exports of coal, whether or not pulverized, but not agglomerated (SITC group 321) saw a decline of 8.7 percent in 2012 (see graph 1). This was preceded by a high 34.9 percent increase in 2011. Imports followed the same trend with -4.4 percent change (see table 1). Exports of this product group accounted for 4.0 percent of world exports of SITC section 3 and 0.7 percent of total world exports in 2012.

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