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 Jamaica increased moderately by 5.5 percent to reach 1.7 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased slightly by 2.2 percent to reach 6.6 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively large deficit of 4.9 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Latin America and the Caribbean at -2.6 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Jamaica were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were also moderately concentrated. The top 10 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 9 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Jamaica increased slightly by 2.0 percent, reaching 2.7 bln US$, while its imports of services increased slightly by 4.3 percent and reached 2.0 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a moderate trade in services surplus of 638.9 mln US$.


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