World Trade Organization 2010 International Trade Statistics

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Unformatted text preview: 9 789287 037398 ISBN 978-92-870-3739-8 World Trade Organization Centre William Rappard Rue de Lausanne 154 CH-1211 Geneva 21 Switzerland Tel. switchboard: +41 (0)22 739 51 11 Fax: +41 (0)22 731 42 06 email: [email protected] Website: www.wto.org International Trade Statistics 2010 offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in world trade, covering the details of merchandise trade by product and trade in commercial services by category. Each chapter is introduced by a highlights section that identifies the most salient trends in the data and illustrates them with numerous charts and maps. There is also a methodological chapter that explains essential concepts and definitions used in compiling the statistics, and an appendix with detailed data on trade by region. International Trade Statistics 2010 serves as an invaluable reference for researchers, policy makers and anyone interested in international trade. 20 100 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 International Trade Statistics 2 About the WTO The World Trade Organization deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. About this publication International Trade Statistics is produced by the World Trade Organization on an annual basis to provide a comprehensive overview of world trade. It includes details of merchandise trade by product and trade in commercial services by category as well as a chapter on essential concepts and the methods used to compile the statistics. For more information All data used in this report, as well as additional charts not included, can be downloaded from the WTO web site at www.wto.org/statistics. 1 World Trade Organization International Trade Statistics 2010 1 Contents Acknowledgements I. World trade developments in 2009 Highlights 3 1. Overview 8 2. Trade by region 9 3. Leading traders 13 4. Bilateral trade of leading traders 17 5. Regional Trade Agreements 25 6. Least-developed countries 29 7. Foreign affiliates trade in services 33 II. Merchandise trade by product Highlights 35 1. Overview 43 2. Agricultural products 48 3. Fuels and mining products 59 4. Manufactures 64 III. Trade in commercial services Highlights 117 1. Overview 123 2. Transportation services 124 3. Travel 129 4. Other commercial services 134 IV. Metadata 1. Composition of geographical and economic groupings 160 2. Definitions and methodology 164 3. Specific notes for selected economies 170 4. Statistical sources 172 V. Appendix 173 VI. World maps 237 Abbreviations and symbols 242 List of tables 243 WTO members 250 2 World Trade Organization International Trade Statistics 2010 2 Acknowledgements This publication has been prepared under the direction of Hubert Escaith, Chief Statistician. Coordination of the report was done by Andreas Maurer and supervision of the overall table, chart and map production was done by Ninez Piezas-Jerbi, with the assistance of Luz Alejandra Barajas Barbosa, Antonella...
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