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UN Comtrade database, 1962-

Title details

SN: 6286
Title: UN Comtrade database, 1962-
Alternative title: United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database
Depositor: United Nations
Principal investigator(s): United Nations

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Trade, industry and markets - Industry and management

Abstract

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The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of over 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year. UN Comtrade is considered the most comprehensive trade database available. The database is continuously updated. Whenever trade data are received from the national authorities, they are standardised by the UN Statistics Division and then added to UN Comtrade.
Main Topics:
The database covers annual bilateral commodity trade statistics detailed by commodity and partner countries.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: The UN Comtrade Database runs from 1962 onwards, though not every series starts from an earlier date.
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Areas covered include: Afghanistan, Africa, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belgium-Luxembourg, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, British Honduras, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Central and Western Asia, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (People's Republic), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D'ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Korea (Democratic People's Republic), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East and West Pakistan, Central and Eastern Europe, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Faroe Islands, Falklands, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, German Federal Republic, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indian Ocean Territories Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Islas Malvinas, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North America, North Africa, Norway, Occupied Territories, Oceania, Oman, Pacific Islands, Pakistan Palau, Palestine, Panama, Panama Canal Zone, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Moldova, RĂ©union, Rhodesia, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Ryukyu Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sarawak, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Region), Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanganyika, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, United States Virgin Islands, USA, USSR, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yemen Arab Republic, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Continuously updated
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details.
Method of data collection: See documentation for details.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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AFGHANISTANAFRICAAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
AIRCRAFTALCOHOLIC DRINKSALGERIA
AMERICAN SAMOAANDORRAANGOLA
ANGUILLAANIMAL PRODUCTSANTARCTICA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAAQUATIC ANIMALSARGENTINA
ARMENIAARMS TRADEARUBA
AUSTRALIAAUSTRIAAZERBAIJAN
BAHAMASBAHRAINBANGLADESH
BARBADOSBELARUSBELGIUM
BELIZEBENINBERMUDA
BEVERAGESBHUTANBOATS
BOLIVIABOOKSBOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANABRAZILBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRUNEIBUILDING MATERIALSBULGARIA
BURKINA FASOBURUNDIBUSES
CAMBODIACAMEROONCANADA
CANDLESCAPE VERDECARIBBEAN
CARPETSCARSCAYMAN ISLANDS
CEMENTCENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICCENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
CERAMIC ARTCEREAL PRODUCTSCEREALS
CHADCHEMICAL INDUSTRYCHEMICALS
CHILECHINACHRISTMAS ISLAND
CLOTHINGCOCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSCOFFEE (BEVERAGE)
COFFEE (CROP)COLOMBIACOMMODITIES
COMOROSCONFECTIONERYCONGO (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)
COOK ISLANDSCOSTA RICACOTE D'IVOIRE
CROATIACUBACYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1918-1992)DAIRY PRODUCTS
DANGEROUS MATERIALSDECORATIVE PLANTSDEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM (1954-1976)DENMARKDJIBOUTI
DOMESTIC APPLIANCESDOMINICADOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EAST TIMORECUADOREDIBLE FATS
EGYPTEL SALVADORELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
EQUATORIAL GUINEAERITREAESTONIA
ETHIOPIAEUROPEAN UNIONEXPLOSIVES
FALKLAND ISLANDSFAROE ISLANDSFEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
FEEDSFERTILIZERSFIBRES
FIJIFINLANDFISH (AS FOOD)
FOOD INDUSTRYFOODFOOTWEAR
FRANCEFREE TRADEFRENCH GUIANA
FRENCH POLYNESIAFRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDSFRUIT
FUEL OILSFURNITUREGABON
GAMBIAGEORGIA (REPUBLIC)GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC
GERMANY (OCT 1990-)GHANAGIBRALTAR
GLASSGRAIN CROPSGREECE
GREENLANDGRENADAGUADELOUPE
GUAMGUATEMALAGUINEA
GUINEA-BISSAUGUYANAHAITI
HEADWEARHEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDSHOLY SEE
HONDURASHONG KONGHUNGARY
ICELANDINDIAINDIAN OCEAN TERRITORIES
INDONESIAIRANIRAQ
IRELANDIRONISRAEL
ITALYJAMAICAJAPAN
JORDANKAZAKHSTANKENYA
KIRIBATIKOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC)KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)
KUWAITKYRGYZSTANLAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
LATVIALEADLEATHER
LEBANONLESOTHOLIBERIA
LIBYALIGHTINGLITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURGMACAOMACEDONIA
MADAGASCAR (1977- )MALAWIMALAYSIA (1963- )
MALDIVESMALIMALTA
MARSHALL ISLANDSMAURITANIAMAURITIUS
MAYOTTEMEATMEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
METALLIFEROUS MINERALSMETALSMEXICO
MIDDLE EASTMILKMOLDOVA
MONACOMONGOLIAMONTSERRAT
MOROCCOMOTOR VEHICLESMOTORCYCLES
MOZAMBIQUEMUSICAL INSTRUMENTSMYANMAR
NAMIBIANAURUNEPAL
NETHERLANDS ANTILLESNETHERLANDSNEW CALEDONIA
NEW ZEALANDNEWSPAPERSNICARAGUA
NIGERNIGERIANIUE
NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGSNORFOLK ISLANDNORTH AFRICA
NORTH AMERICANORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDSNORWAY
NUCLEAR INDUSTRYNUCLEAR POWER STATIONSNUTS
OCCUPIED TERRITORIESOCEANIAOMAN
OPTICAL DEVICESPAKISTANPALAU
PALESTINEPANAMA CANAL ZONEPANAMA
PAPERPAPUA NEW GUINEAPARAGUAY
PERSONAL FASHION GOODSPERUPHARMACIES
PHILIPPINESPHOTOGRAPHIC ARTPHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
PITCAIRN ISLANDSPLANTSPLASTICS
POLANDPORTUGALPRESCRIPTION DRUGS
PUERTO RICOQATARREPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGOREUNIONROCKS
ROMANIAROOT CROPSRUBBER PRODUCTS
RUSSIARWANDARYUKYU ISLANDS
SAINT HELENASAINT KITTS AND NEVISSAINT LUCIA
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESSAINT-PIERRE AND MIQUELONSALT
SAMOA (1997- )SAN MARINOSAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
SARAWAKSAUDI ARABIASENEGAL
SERBIA AND MONTENEGROSERBIASEYCHELLES
SHIPSSIERRA LEONESINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA (1993- )SLOVENIASMOKING CESSATION
SOAPSOLOMON ISLANDSSOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICASOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSSPACECRAFT
SPAINSPORTS EQUIPMENTSPORTS FACILITIES
SRI LANKASTEELSSUDAN
SUGARSURINAMESVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN (REGION)
SWAZILANDSWEDENSWITZERLAND
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLICTAJIKISTANTANGANYIKA
TANZANIATEATEXTILE PRODUCTS
TEXTILESTHAILANDTOBACCO
TOGOTOKELAUTONGA
TOYS AND GAMESTRAINSTRAMS
TREESTRINIDAD AND TOBAGOTRUCKS
TUNISIATURKEYTURKMENISTAN
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSTUVALU (1974- )UGANDA
UKRAINEUNITED ARAB EMIRATESUNITED KINGDOM
URUGUAYUSAUSSR
UZBEKISTANVANUATUVEGETABLE OILS
VEGETABLESVENEZUELAVIET NAM
VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA)VISUAL ARTSWALKING AIDS
WALLIS AND FUTUNAWAXESWESTERN SAHARA
WOODYEMEN ARAB REPUBLICYEMEN
YUGOSLAVIA (1929 - 1991)ZAMBIAZANZIBAR
ZIMBABWE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 07 September 2009
Latest edition: 14 November 2014 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright United Nations Statistics Division
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: The UN's interface allows free access to all of the Comtrade data, but there is a download limit of 50,000 per data query (without limitation on number of queries). By accessing Comtrade through the UK Data Service, staff and students from UK institutions of higher or further education can access the premium version of UN Comtrade. This includes using the batch download feature.
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