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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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Kuwait

In 2011, the value of merchandise exports of Kuwait increased substantially by 63.8 percent to reach 102.7 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 10.8 percent to reach 25.1 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively large surplus of 77.6 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at -6.0 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Kuwait were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 1 partner accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 18 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Kuwait increased slightly by 1.6 percent, reaching 10.0 bln US$, while its imports of services increased moderately by 9.8 percent and reached 19.6 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 9.6 bln US$.

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