International Trade Statistics 2009 includes 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, including the first quarter of 2009, and illustrates
them with numerous charts and maps. There is also a methodological chapter
(Chapter IV Metadata) that explains essential concepts and definitions used
in compiling the statistics, and an appendix with detailed data on trade by
region up to 2008.
All data used in the publication, as well as
additional charts not included in the book, can be downloaded from the WTO
web site at
stat.wto.org. With these additions, International Trade
Statistics 2009 serves as an invaluable reference for researchers, policy
makers and anyone interested in international trade.
This publication and its data is available free on the WTO web site
in the following forms:
Printed versions of this publication will be
available in English, French and Spanish and can be ordered from the
online bookshop. Pdf versions of the entire report will also be posted on the
WTO web site.
explanatory notes and other technical details for statistical
tables (literally, a set of data that describes and gives
information about other data).
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