Presentation on theme: "WTO data day, 19 May 2009 1 United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE)"— Presentation transcript:
WTO data day, 19 May 2009 1 United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE)
WTO data day, 19 May 2009 2 Data coverage COMTRADE is the largest database on product trade flows with more than 1.5 billion records (Nomenclature, year, flow, product, reporter, partner) Yearly time series available from 1962 until 2008 in US dollars Trade data available in HS revision 2007, 2002, 1996, 1992 and SITC revision 4, 3, 2 or 1 and BEC More than 160 countries or territories have reported trade data for around 5300 different products in HS 6-digits level Source of data are mainly National Statistical Offices
WTO data day, 19 May 2009 3 COMTRADE characteristic Options to create your own group of products or countries Options to save your data query For subscribing users, options to download large volume of data into batch requests or via web services and save it in csv/text format Widely used by international organizations (ITC, WTO, UNCTAD, the World Bank, etc.), government entities, research institutions and the general public Annual merchandise trade data available in databases of ITC, in WITS, BACI, WISERTrade are mostly sourced directly from UN Comtrade via automated data exchange
WTO data day, 19 May 2009 4 http://comtrade.un.org/db
WTO data day, 19 May 2009 5 Snapshot report for rice
WTO data day, 19 May 2009 6 Basic query selection
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