STATISTICS: INTERNATIONAL TRADE STATISTICS 2012
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|ACP||African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States|
|ASEAN||Association of South-East Asian Nations|
|AFTA||ASEAN Free Trade Area|
|BOP||Balance of Payments|
|BPM5||Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition|
|CACM||Central American Common Market|
|CARICOM||Caribbean Common Market|
|CEMAC||Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States|
|CIS||Commonwealth of Independent States|
|COMESA||Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa|
|ECCAS||Economic Community of Central African States|
|ECOWAS||Economic Community of West African States|
|EFTA||European Free Trade Association|
|EUROSTAT||Statistical Office of the European Communities|
|FAO||Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations|
|FATS||Foreign Affiliates Statistics|
|FDI||Foreign Direct Investment|
|GCC||Gulf Co-operation Council|
|GDP||Gross Domestic Product|
|GNP||Gross National Product|
|HS||Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System|
|IEA||International Energy Agency|
|IMF||International Monetary Fund|
|GTIS||Global Trade Information Services Inc.|
|ISIC||International Standard Industrial Classification|
|MERCOSUR||Southern Common Market|
|NAFTA||North American Free Trade Agreement|
|OECD||Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development|
|SAARC||South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation|
|SADC||South African Development Community|
|SAPTA||South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement|
|SITC||Standard International Trade Classification|
|WAEMU||West African Economic and Monetary Union|
|UNECE||United Nations Economic Commission for Europe|
|UNECLAC||United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean|
|UNCTAD||United Nations Conference on Trade and Development|
|UNIDO||United Nations Industrial Development Organization|
|UNSD||United Nations Statistics Division|
|c.i.f.||cost, insurance and freight|
|f.o.b.||free on board|
|n.e.s.||not elsewhere specified|
|n.i.e.||not included elsewhere|
The following symbols are used in this publication:
|...||not available or growth rates exceeding 500%|
|0||figure is zero or became zero due to rounding|
|$||United States dollars|
|Q1,Q2||1st quarter, 2nd quarter|
|break in comparability of data series. Data after the symbol do not form a consistent series with those from earlier years.|
Billion means one thousand million.
Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.
Unless otherwise indicated, (i) all value figures are expressed in U.S. dollars; (ii) trade figures include the intra-trade of free trade areas, customs unions, geographical and other groups; (iii) merchandise trade figures are on a customs basis and (iv) merchandise exports are f.o.b. and merchandise imports are c.i.f. Data for the latest year are provisional.