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The World Trade Organization (WTO) has released  its annual package of trade and tariff data, providing detailed statistics on import/export trade flows and tariff rates in 2011.

This package includes the 2012 editions of its annual publications—International Trade Statistics, Trade Profiles and World Tariff Profiles—plus an update of the WTO Statistics Database and other data sources.

All the trade and tariff data can be downloaded free of charge from the WTO Web site’s statistics page.

The statistics reveal that world merchandise exports increased by 5 percent in 2011 in volume terms. The United States remains the world’s biggest trader (in value terms), with imports and exports totalling US$3.74 trillion in 2011. China and Germany rank second and third, respectively.

Exports of commercial services grew by 11 percent in value terms. The United States is the world’s largest trader, with US$976 billion of services trade in 2011.

International Trade Statistics 2012 provides a comprehensive overview of world trade up to the end of 2011, covering merchandise trade by product and services trade by category.

World Tariff Profiles 2012—a joint publication of the WTO, the International Trade Centre, and the UN Conference on Trade and Development—provides comprehensive tariff information on all WTO members and a number of other countries where data is available. It is the only compilation of tariff information of its kind available to researchers and negotiators.

Trade Profiles 2012 provides the latest information on trade flows and the trade policy measures of WTO members, observers and other selected economies.

The WTO Statistics web page also contains updates of Tariff Analysis Online and Tariff Downloads plus new versions of World and Regional Export Profiles and World Commodity Profiles.


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