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Merchandise trade by principal trading area, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted

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Merchandise trade by principal trading area, balance of payments basis, seasonally adjusted
  January  2009 February  2009 Change Year to date Year to date change February  2009/2008
2008 2009
  millions of dollars percent millions of dollars percent
Export to:  
United States 23,126 24,274 1,149 5.0 60,094 47,400 -12,694 -21.1 -20.7
Japan 905 908 2 0.2 1,808 1,813 5 0.3 -9.5
European Union 1 2,908 2,816 -92 -3.1 6,281 5,724 -557 -8.9 -11.5
Other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 2 1,253 1,334 81 6.5 2,832 2,587 -245 -8.7 -3.1
Other countries 3,247 3,745 497 15.3 7,459 6,992 -468 -6.3 3.5
Total 31,439 33,077 1,638 5.2 78,475 64,516 -13,959 -17.8 -16.8
Imports from:  
United States 20,097 20,849 752 3.7 44,933 40,946 -3,987 -8.9 -5.6
Japan 1,070 728 -342 -32.0 1,982 1,797 -185 -9.3 -27.3
European Union 1 3,280 3,641 361 11.0 7,063 6,921 -142 -2.0 7.3
Other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 2 2,221 1,907 -315 -14.2 4,322 4,128 -194 -4.5 -16.9
Other countries 5,923 5,826 -97 -1.6 12,645 11,749 -896 -7.1 -10.6
Total 32,591 32,951 360 1.1 70,946 65,542 -5,404 -7.6 -6.6
Balance:  
United States 3,028 3,425 396 ... 15,160 6,453 -8,707 ... ...
Japan -164 180 344 ... -174 16 190 ... ...
European Union 1 -372 -825 -453 ... -782 -1,197 -415 ... ...
Other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 2 -968 -573 396 ... -1,490 -1,541 -51 ... ...
Other countries -2,676 -2,081 594 ... -5,186 -4,757 428 ... ...
Total -1,152 125 1,277 ... 7,528 -1,027 -8,555 ... ...
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 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development includes: Australia, Canada, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey.