International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2013, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2013 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2013 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to 2013. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2013 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2013. The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text.




In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Zambia increased substantially by 13.1 percent to reach 10.6 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 15.4 percent to reach 10.2 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively small surplus of 432.2 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at 3.1 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Zambia were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 4 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 10 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Zambia increased substantially by 24.6 percent, reaching 467.5 mln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 12.2 percent and reached 1.2 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 771.2 mln US$.


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