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.



Food and live animals

In 2012, the value (in current prices) of exports of live animals (SITC group 001) continued to grow by 4.2 percent and amounted to 21.9 bln US$ (see tables 1 and 2). During the same period, imports also increased by 4.1 percent to 21.2 bln US$ (see tables 1 and 3). Graph 1 shows that the increase in exports for 2012 in this product group exceeded the increases in world exports of food, live animals, beverages and tobacco (SITC sections 0+1) of 1.2 percent and in total world exports of 0.3 percent. Exports of live animals (SITC group 001) accounted for 1.9 percent of world exports of SITC sections 0+1 and 0.1 percent of total world exports in 2012 (see table 1).


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