Table 1
Merchandise trade: Principal trading areas

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Merchandise trade: Principal trading areas
  January 2010r December 2010r January 2011 December 2010 to January 2011 January 2010 to January 2011
  Seasonally adjusted, $ current
  $ millions % change
Principal trading areas          
Exports          
United States 24,622 26,208 27,084 3.3 10.0
Japan 761 937 1,010 7.8 32.7
European Union1 2,618 3,771 3,616 -4.1 38.1
Other OECD countries2 1,411 1,690 1,472 -12.9 4.3
All other countries 3,315 4,614 4,339 -6.0 30.9
Total 32,727 37,220 37,520 0.8 14.6
Imports          
United States 20,449 21,905 23,333 6.5 14.1
Japan 718 852 839 -1.5 16.9
European Union1 2,931 3,660 3,695 1.0 26.1
Other OECD countries2 2,318 2,392 2,685 12.2 15.8
All other countries 5,585 6,698 6,852 2.3 22.7
Total 32,001 35,507 37,404 5.3 16.9
Balance          
United States 4,173 4,303 3,751 ... ...
Japan 43 85 171 ... ...
European Union1 -313 111 -79 ... ...
Other OECD countries2 -907 -702 -1,213 ... ...
All other countries -2,270 -2,084 -2,513 ... ...
Total 726 1,713 116 ... ...
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1.
The European Union includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
2.
Other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) include Australia, Canada, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey.
Note(s):
Totals may not equal the sum of their components.