United Nations Statistics Division
2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. I: Trade by Country
Series: G, No.61
Sales number: 14.XVII.2 H
The 2012 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I - Trade by Country provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2012 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to the year 2012. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2012 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2012. Volume II (Trade by Commodity) will be compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in December 2013) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. All tables of Volumes I and II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript.
Beginning with the 2008 edition, the International Trade Statistics Yearbook is published in a redesigned format in respect to the presentation of data for individual countries (Volume I) as well as trade in a particular commodity (Volume II). The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text. For more detailed data, users are requested to go directly to UN Comtrade (http://comtrade.un.org/) which is the source of the information presented in the yearbook and which is continuously updated.