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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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Japan

In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Japan decreased substantially by 10.5 percent to reach 715.1 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased moderately by 5.9 percent to reach 833.2 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). In spite of yen depreciation, Japan trade deficit hit $112 billion in 2013 due lower exports in manufactured goods (see graph 1). This is the third straight year of deficit, and the largest deficit recorded. The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Western Asia at -126.5 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Japan were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 16 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 17 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Japan increased slightly by 0.1 percent, reaching 145.6 bln US$, while its imports of services increased moderately by 5.5 percent and reached 176.8 bln US$ (see graph 2). Japan also recorded trade in services deficit of 31.2 bln US$, the largest deficit in trade in services since 2004.

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