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 2014, the value of merchandise exports of Afghanistan increased moderately by 10.8 percent to reach 570.5 mln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased moderately by 10.0 percent to reach 7.7 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a large deficit of 7.1 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Southern Asia at -2.6 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Afghanistan were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were also highly concentrated. The top 3 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 3 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Afghanistan decreased moderately by 12.1 percent, reaching 3.1 bln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 73.8 percent and reached 2.2 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a moderate trade in services surplus of 817.0 mln US$. -10


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