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 the Philippines increased slightly by 3.8 percent to reach 54.0 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased slightly by 0.4 percent to reach 65.1 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively small deficit of 11.1 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG South-eastern Asia at -5.6 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in the Philippines were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 9 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 13 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of the Philippines increased moderately by 9.4 percent, reaching 18.1 bln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 16.4 percent and reached 14.4 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a moderate trade in services surplus of 3.7 bln US$.


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