External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region

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2412-1886 (online)
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This Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods in the member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The data for this series have been primarily drawn from national sources and from secondary sources when needed. The aim of this Bulletin is to provide detailed data on intra-regional and international trade in member countries for policymakers, analysts, researchers and other users at the national, regional and international levels.
 
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04 June 2014
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The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2012 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregional and international trade of Arab countries, which are useful to policy makers, analysts and researchers and other users at the national, regional and international levels.
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  • Foreword
    The secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is pleased to present the twenty-second issue of the External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region.
  • General notes
    Tables 1.1 and 1.2 show the share of ESCWA member countries in total world trade, and their annual trade growth rates, respectively. In both tables, ESCWA member countries are divided into two groups: major oilexporting countries and other countries.
  • Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols
  • Summary of the external trade statistics of ESCWA member countries
    World trade grew modestly during 2012 in comparison with the higher growth records of the last two years. According to recent International Monetary Fund Statistics, world exports reached 17.8 trillion United States dollars (US$) in current prices, recording only a 2 per cent increase from the 2011 level. Weak demand in the developed countries, especially in Europe, in addition to the substantial fall in major commodity prices, were the main reasons behind the slow growth of exports in 2012.
  • Intraregional trade of ESCWA member countries
    Available statistics for 2012 indicate that the performance of nonoil intraregional trade in ESCWA member countries, which had picked up in 2010, was sustained in all member countries for which data were available. Indeed, intraregional exports have increased by US$6.6 billion in those countries, amounting to an increase rate of 25.4 per cent compared to the levels of 2011 (table 2-2).
  • Direction of the external trade of ESCWA member countries
  • Sources
    Council of Ministers, Central Statistics Organization, Statistical Abstract, 1998 (December 1999) and previous issues; Bahrain Government website, http://www.bahrain.gov.bh; Foreign Trade Statistics, on CD-Rom 2006-2007.
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