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.



Saudi Arabia

In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Saudi Arabia decreased slightly by 3.3 percent to reach 375.4 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased moderately by 5.2 percent to reach 163.7 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a large surplus of 211.7 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Eastern Asia at 176.8 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Saudi Arabia were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 4 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 22 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2013, the value of exports of services of Saudi Arabia increased moderately by 5.7 percent, reaching 11.7 bln US$, while its imports of services increased slightly by 4.4 percent and reached 76.7 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 65.0 bln US$. See footnote*.


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