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Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database.

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1 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database

2 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Overview Database System –Collection and Processing –Management of Usage and Data –Dissemination Key elements Key features

3 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Collection and Processing Joint UN/OECD Data Collection and Processing System (COPR A ) –Joint collection = Reduced response burden –Joint standards = Increased Quality –Joint processing = Full harmonization of data

4 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Management Dashboard Daily Usage Statistics –Who are the Users? –What is their interest? Performance of System Information on collection and processing Daily Download in millions of records

5 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division UN Comtrade HOME PAGE

6 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Dissemination database Imports, Exports, Re-exports, Re-imports Commodity by Trading Partner Annual data Value in US dollars Net weight and secondary quantities Over 150 reporters per year (>95% of the World Trade)

7 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Key elements Classifications and Commodity Codes –Harmonized System –SITC Reporter country Partner country Trade Flow Year

8 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Data Selection Shortcut Query Basic Selection Express Selection Comtrade Explorer Data Search Via Data Availability

9 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Express Selection Auto convert from text to code More features than Basic Selection Expert User EXAMPLE Text sensitive search of commodities and countries Possibility to execute data requests off-line

10 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Comtrade Explorer “Google like” search Data results in table and graph Modification in Basic or Express Selection For data mining and overviews EXAMPLE

11 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division EXAMPLE Germany = main exporter of cars over the last 4 years Summary of data request View Map

12 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Map shows World Exports of motor vehicles : Germany and Japan are leaders

13 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Data Availability Interactive In Graph Reporters Commodities Years RSSBy Date of Loading RSS

14 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Data Availability by Reporter Click to get all data Drill down possibility Modify with Express Selection EXAMPLE Commodity Classification Iceland = Reporting Country Years available

15 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Data Availability by Year Overview per year and classification Click to get all data Drill down possibility Modify with Express Selection EXAMPLE All the Reporters available for Year = 2005 Classification = HS- 2002

16 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Data Download Direct Download –Max. 150,000 records to CSV output file –Instant extraction. Uncompressed file. Batch Download –Max. 20,000,000 records to CSV output file –Background extraction. Compressed file –Notification of completion via . Output format can be customized For Subscribers, not for Guest User

17 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Personalization Favorites Saved Queries FrontPage Download Format Automated Data Extraction alerts For Subscribers, not for Guest User

18 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Favorites Country Groups (as reporter or partner) Commodity Groups Commodities Reporters Partners Years

19 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Metadata & Reference Commodity List –HS, SITC, Data Availability and Snapshot Countries List –Data Availability, Snapshot, National Practices and ITC Country Profile

20 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division Knowledge Base HOW TO –Manuals and examples on use of all functions FAQ –Explanation of terminology and codes; Interpretation of data

21 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division UN Comtrade Support Information Frequently Asked Questions

22 Frankfurt October 2006 United Nations Statistics Division UN Comtrade Summary Over 1 Billion merchandise trade data Coverage of reporting countries not available anywhere else Data extraction and Data mining Personalization of your requirements Comprehensive Help and Support in Knowledge Base


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