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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.

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United States of America, including Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.

In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of the United States increased slightly by 2.1 percent to reach 1578.0 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased slightly by 0.2 percent to reach 2328.3 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). Despite being overtaken by China in 2007 as the largest exporter of merchandise, the United States is still the world’s largest importer. The merchandise trade balance recorded a deficit of 750.3 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Eastern Asia at -338.0 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in the United States were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 22 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 19 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of the United States increased moderately by 5.2 percent, reaching 651.5 bln US$, while its imports of services increased slightly by 3.0 percent and reached 444.7 bln US$ (see graph 2). In recent years, the United States has been the world’s largest exporter and importer of services. There was a trade in services surplus of 206.8 bln US$, which is the largest trade in services surplus recorded over the period from 2000 to 2012.

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