This Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods for ESCWA member countries. Data are presented in time series until 2012 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. This publication aims to provide policymakers, analysts, researchers and other users at the national, regional and international levels with global and detailed data on intraregional and international trade of member countries.
The Bulletin comprises three parts. Part I is on external trade statistics and contains tables on the annual trade growth rates in the region, the total values of imports and exports and the percentage of those values by sections of the Harmonized Commodity Description and coding System (HS). Part II is on intraregional trade and contains tables on intraregional imports and exports as a share of total imports and exports by country and HS section. Part III is on the direction of trade and contains tables on imports and exports of each member country from and to the major countries and economic groupings of the world.