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 2012, the value of merchandise exports of Tonga increased moderately by 8.3 percent to reach 15.6 mln US$, while its merchandise imports increased slightly by 3.2 percent to reach 199.2 mln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively large deficit of 183.6 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed ASPAC at -73.6 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Tonga were diversified amongst partners; imports were moderately concentrated. The top 6 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2009, the value of exports of services of Tonga decreased slightly by 2.2 percent, reaching 34.8 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased substantially by 13.2 percent and reached 47.0 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a moderate trade in services deficit of 12.1 mln US$.


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