Table III.3                  
  Intra- and inter-regional merchandise trade, 2005  
  (Billion dollars and percentage)                  
              Destination
Origin North America South and Central America Europe Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Africa Middle East Asia World  
                 
Value
North America 824 87 238 7 18 34 270 1478
South and Central America 118 86 68 6 10 6 48 355
Europe 398 58 3201 109 112 122 332 4372
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 19 7 178 62 5 11 40 340
Africa 60 8 128 1 26 5 49 298
Middle East 66 3 87 3 15 54 281 538
Asia 608 51 498 37 54 89 1424 2779
World 2093 301 4398 224 240 321 2443 10159
                 
Share of inter-regional trade flows in each region's total merchandise exports
North America 55.8 5.9 16.1 0.5 1.2 2.3 18.3 100.0
South and Central America 33.2 24.3 19.1 1.6 2.7 1.8 13.4 100.0
Europe 9.1 1.3 73.2 2.5 2.6 2.8 7.6 100.0
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 5.7 2.0 52.3 18.1 1.4 3.1 11.8 100.0
Africa 20.2 2.8 42.9 0.3 8.9 1.7 16.3 100.0
Middle East 12.3 0.6 16.1 0.6 2.9 10.1 52.2 100.0
Asia 21.9 1.9 17.9 1.3 1.9 3.2 51.2 100.0
World 20.6 3.0 43.3 2.2 2.4 3.2 24.0 100.0
                 
Share of regional trade flows in world merchandise exports
North America 8.1 0.9 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 2.7 14.5
South and Central America 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 3.5
Europe 3.9 0.6 31.5 1.1 1.1 1.2 3.3 43.0
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 0.2 0.1 1.8 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.4 3.3
Africa 0.6 0.1 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.5 2.9
Middle East 0.7 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.5 2.8 5.3
Asia 6.0 0.5 4.9 0.4 0.5 0.9 14.0 27.4
World 20.6 3.0 43.3 2.2 2.4 3.2 24.0 100.0