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2011 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2011 ITSY), Volume II - Trade by commodity is now available online.

The 2011 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2011 ITSY) is being issued in two volumes which were prepared at different points in time during 2012. Volume I -Trade by Country has been compiled early in 2012 (in May 2012) to allow for an advanced release of an overview of international merchandise trade in 2011 and for a much earlier publication of the available 2011 country (area) data.

Volume II – Trade by Commodity contains detailed tables showing international trade for individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) in 2011 and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices with data up to 2011. Volume II has been compiled approximately six months after the submission of Volume I (in November 2012) as the preparation of these tables requires and benefits from the additional country data which, normally, become available later in the year. Volume II contains updated versions of the two world trade tables A and D published in Volume I.

Beginning with the 2008 edition Volume II is published in a redesigned format in respect to the presentation of data for individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) with the aim to provide a more analytical and condensed view of the exports and imports of a specific commodity (commodity trade profile). Overall, data for a total of 258 commodities are shown in Volume II. The information for 2011 is based on data provided by 137 countries (areas), representing 95.6% of world trade of 2011 (as available by mid of November). All tables of Volume II are made available electronically shortly after the completion of the manuscript.

The detailed information about the trade of particular countries by commodity and partner (values and quantities) contained in the tables and graphs for individual countries in Volume I and commodities in Volume II has been taken from the publicly available database UN Comtrade (http://comtrade.un.org/db/default.aspx). Users are advised to visit UN Comtrade for any additional and more current information as it is continuously updated.

For more detailed information users are requested to refer to the introduction.

The printed publication is expected to become available in approximately six months from now, its electronic (pdf-) version much earlier. Please contact the United Nations Sales and Marketing Section at E-mail: publications@un.org (Internet: http://unp.un.org).

The yearbook is made available in its parts at http://comtrade.un.org/pb/



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