International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2014 ITSY) is the sixty-third edition of this yearbook. Its objective is to inform about the detailed merchandise and services imports and exports of individual countries (areas) by commodity and service category and by partner country (volume I), the world trade in individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) (volume II) and total world merchandise trade - up to the year 2014.




In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of the Congo increased substantially by 40.5 percent to reach 10.5 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 13.9 percent to reach 8.4 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate surplus of 2.1 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Eastern Asia at 3.9 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in the Congo were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 9 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 15 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of the Congo increased slightly by 3.2 percent, reaching 488.5 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased moderately by 5.9 percent and reached 5.1 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 4.6 bln US$.


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