UN COMTRADE

Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010

UN Comtrade Database Contents:

UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010. You have free access to detailed global trade data (with download limit of 50,000 records per data query; no limitation on number of data queries).

Every year over 130 countries provide the United Nations Statistics Division with their annual international trade statistics, detailed by commodity and partner country. These data are processed into a standard format with consistent coding and valuation. All values are converted into US dollars using exchange rates supplied by the countries, or derived from monthly market rates and volume of trade. Quantities are, if provided by the country and if possible, converted into metric units.

Commodities are classified according to SITC (Rev.1 from 1962, Rev.2 from 1976 and Rev.3 from 1988) and the Harmonized System (HS) (from 1988 with revisions in 1996 and 2002). Currently most data are reported according to HS, version 2002. The original data are also converted and stored in all the other classifications.

Access points:

UN Comtrade Database: this is a beta version of UN Comtrade

UN Comtrade Annual: the old version of the database

UN Comtrade Monthly: UN Monthly Comtrade (beta version)

UN Comtrade Labs: a number of data visualizations can be accessed here

Hints from the librarian 

You can look for more information at the following help guides via UN Comtrade:

 

UN COMTRADE FACTS

Periode 1960-
Coverager The World
Provider United Nations Statistics Division

 

Subjects

The page was last edited by: CBS Library // 09/18/2018

WHERE TO ACCESS THE DATABASE

Free access on the internet.