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.



Trinidad and Tobago

In 2010, the value of merchandise exports of Trinidad and Tobago increased substantially by 20.3 percent to reach 11.0 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased moderately by 6.8 percent to reach 6.5 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate surplus of 4.5 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed North America at 3.5 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Trinidad and Tobago were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 15 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 12 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Trinidad and Tobago decreased substantially by 11.6 percent, reaching 5.1 bln US$, while its imports of services decreased substantially by 11.2 percent and reached 4.7 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services surplus of 425.2 mln US$. See footnote.


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