Merchandise trade grew moderately in most major economies in the first quarter of 2012. Total imports and exports of G7 and BRICS grew by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.
Companies are increasingly producing goods and services through supply chains spanning different countries.
International trade data show seasonally adjusted imports, exports and trade balance data in Billions $US for OECD countries and major non-member economies. Imports consist of: (i) imports for direct domestic consumption; (ii) withdraw. The series are updated continuously.
Previous meetings of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS), the OECD-Eurostat Experts in International Trade Statistics (ITS) and the OECD-Eurostat Experts in Trade in Services Statistics (TIS).
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The OECD-Eurostat Trade by Enterprise Characteristics database (TEC) reveals that 4.5% of US firms sell to foreign markets (Figure 1). On average, a similar share of EU firms exports to other European Union member countries, but only 2.7% of EU firms export outside EU markets.
Source: OECD International Trade by Commodity Statistics (updated continuously) - Annual merchandise trade statistics of OECD countries are shown with all partner countries at 2-digit level of the Harmonised System (HS) 1988. More detailed data are available on DVD and online up to 6-digit level of the HS 1996 and up to 5-digit level of the Standard International Trade Classification (Rev.2 and Rev.3) in terms of values and quantities.
The data presented are an extract (Switzerland) of the database Monthly Statistics of International Trade (MSIT) , which provides detailed monthly, quarterly and annual data on trade by OECD member countries and groups of member coutries with partner countries and group of partner countries. MSIT is also available as monthly paper publication.
What’s driving the unprecedented collapse in global trade flows? This column shows that the magnitude of the global decline reflects greater synchronisation of trade flow declines across countries. Globalisation has brought the world in sync.
Source: OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Detailed Tables by Partner Country - Annual trade in total services statistics are shown - when available - for OECD countries plus EU, Euro Area, European Union Institutions, Hong Kong, China and the Russian Federation. The data concern bilateral trade between residents and non-residents of countries and are reported within the framework of the Manual on Statistics of
The current international standard for the compilation of balance of payments statistics is the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual, 5th edition (BPM5) published in 1993.