International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2013, Volume II

Trade by Commodity

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The 2013 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume II - Trade by Commodity contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices up to the year 2013. The information contained is based on data provided by approximately 175 countries (areas), representing more than 90% of world trade of 2013. In contrast to editions prior to 2013, the International Trade Statistics Yearbook Volume II —Trade by Product now includes integrated presentation of international merchandise trade, and trade in services. The publication is aimed at both specialist trade data users and common audience at large. The presented data, charts and analyses will benefit policy makers, government agencies, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, journalists, academics, researchers, students, businesses and anyone who is interested in trade issues. The information and analyses are presented in a way which can be comprehended by non-expert users of statistics.




In 2012, "travel" (EBOPS 2002 code 236) was the second largest exported service category, accounting for 23.8 percent of total world services exports (see table 1). The value (in current US$) of exports of this service increased by 3.1 percent (compared to 3.2 percent average growth rate from 2008-2012) to reach 1059.3 bln US$ (see table 2), while imports increased by 5.2 percent to reach 951.6 bln US$ (see table 3). USA was the top exporter in 2012, accounting for 15.2 percent of world exports alone (see table 2). Spain and France were the second and third largest exporters, accounting for 5.3 and 5.1 percent of world exports, respectively. China, USA and Germany were the top importers, with respectively 10.7, 9.7 and 8.8 percent of world imports (see table 3).


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