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International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2013, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2013 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2013 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to 2013. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2013 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 2013. The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text.

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Italy

In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Italy increased slightly by 2.4 percent to reach 513.7 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased slightly by 2.6 percent to reach 476.4 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). Despite growth since 2009, the value of exports was still less than its peak in 2008 at 541.8 bln US$. The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively small surplus of 37.3 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at 25.4 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Italy were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 29 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 25 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Italy decreased slightly by 2.2 percent, reaching 105.2 bln US$, while its imports of services decreased moderately by 8.1 percent and reached 106.1 bln US$ (see graph 2). The decrease in imports was mostly attributable to declines in “Transportation” (EBOPS code 205), “Other business services” (EBOPS code 268) and “Travel” (EBOPS code 236). There was a relatively small trade in services deficit of 952.0 mln US$, down substantially from its trade in services deficit of 7.9 bln US$ in 2011.

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