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 Kiribati increased substantially by 14.8 percent to reach 6.7 mln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased substantially by 10.5 percent to reach 97.1 mln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a large deficit of 90.4 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Asia-Pacific at -41.9 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Kiribati were diversified amongst partners; imports were moderately concentrated. The top 7 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2009, the value of exports of services of Kiribati decreased moderately by 7.0 percent, reaching 4.8 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased substantially by 14.2 percent and reached 50.0 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 45.2 mln US$.


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