I haven’t read many blogs lately so much to my surprise I opened up my Adwords account and saw the message:
You can now view keyword volume estimates in the Adwords keyword tool!
So far Google has never been “close to” open about search volumes. Google trends only shows charts without numbers and it has a threshold of about 1000 searches per day. Previously the Adwords keyword tool showed only monthly graphs without any reference field to numbers. But at last they changed their ways and show “rough estimates” with real numbers.