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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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Miscellaneous manufactured articles

After an increase of 19.2 percent in 2011, the value (in current prices) of prefabricated buildings (SITC group 811) continued to grow by 3.8 percent in 2012 and amounted to 9.0 bln US$ (see tables 1 and 2). Imports, with a similar development, showed an increase of 1.9 percent amounting to 7.6 bln US$ in 2012 (see tables 1 and 3). Graph 1 shows that the rise in exports for 2012 in this product group exceeded the increase in world exports of miscellaneous manufactured articles (SITC section 8) of 3.7 percent and the increase in total world exports of 0.3 percent. Exports of prefabricated buildings (SITC group 811) accounted for 0.5 percent of world exports of SITC section 8 and less than 0.1 percent of total world exports (see table 1).

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