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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.

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Sao Tome and Principe

In 2014, the value of merchandise exports of Sao Tome and Principe increased substantially by 51.3 percent to reach 10.5 mln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 11.6 percent to reach 169.7 mln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a large deficit of 159.2 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at -103.7 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Sao Tome and Principe were moderately concentrated amongst partners; imports were highly concentrated. The top 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 2 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Sao Tome and Principe decreased slightly by 4.4 percent, reaching 17.6 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased substantially by 19.5 percent and reached 25.3 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a moderate trade in services deficit of 7.7 mln US$.

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