United Nations Statistics Division
2010 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Vol. II
Series: G, No.59
Sales number:E.12.XVII.3 H
The 2010 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2010 ITSY), Volume II - Trade by Commodity contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices up to the year 2010. The information contained in Volume II is based on data provided by 141 countries (areas), representing 97.3% of world trade of 2010. Volume II has been compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in November 2011) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. Volume I - Trade by Country has been compiled (and made available) early in 2011 (in May 2011) to allow for an advanced release of an overview of international merchandise trade in 2010 and for a much earlier publication of the available 2010 country (area) data. All tables of Volume II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript. Volume II contains updated versions of the two world trade tables A and D published in Volume I.
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). 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.