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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
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6286-1
Depositor: United Nations
Principal investigator(s): United Nations

Subject Categories

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

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The UK Data Service no longer provides premium access to the UN Comtrade. The data can be accessed via the UN's own interface at UN Comtrade Database.

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.

Thesaurus search on keywords

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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
EGGS (FOOD)EGYPTEL SALVADOR
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENTEQUATORIAL GUINEAERITREA
ESTONIAETHIOPIAEUROPEAN UNION
EXPLOSIVESFALKLAND ISLANDSFAROE ISLANDS
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIAFEEDSFERTILIZERS
FIBRESFIJIFINLAND
FISH (AS FOOD)FOOD INDUSTRYFOOD
FOOTWEARFRANCEFREE TRADE
FRENCH GUIANAFRENCH POLYNESIAFRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS
FRUITFUEL OILSFURNITURE
GABONGAMBIAGEORGIA (REPUBLIC)
GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLICGERMANY (OCT 1990-)GHANA
GIBRALTARGLASSGRAIN CROPS
GREECEGREENLANDGRENADA
GUADELOUPEGUAMGUATEMALA
GUINEAGUINEA-BISSAUGUYANA
HAITIHEADWEARHEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
HOLY SEEHONDURASHONG KONG
HUNGARYICELANDINDIA
INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORIESINDONESIAIRAN
IRAQIRELANDIRON
ISRAELITALYJAMAICA
JAPANJORDANKAZAKHSTAN
KENYAKIRIBATIKOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC)
KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)KUWAITKYRGYZSTAN
LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICLATVIALEAD
LEATHERLEBANONLESOTHO
LIBERIALIBYALIGHTING
LITHUANIALUXEMBOURGMACAO
MACEDONIAMADAGASCAR (1977- )MALAWI
MALAYSIA (1963- )MALDIVESMALI
MALTAMARSHALL ISLANDSMAURITANIA
MAURITIUSMAYOTTEMEAT
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIESMETALLIFEROUS MINERALSMETALS
MEXICOMIDDLE EASTMILK
MOLDOVAMONACOMONGOLIA
MONTSERRATMOROCCOMOTOR VEHICLES
MOTORCYCLESMOZAMBIQUEMUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
MYANMARNAMIBIANAURU
NEPALNETHERLANDS ANTILLESNETHERLANDS
NEW CALEDONIANEW ZEALANDNEWSPAPERS
NICARAGUANIGERNIGERIA
NIUENON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGSNORFOLK ISLAND
NORTH AFRICANORTH AMERICANORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
NORWAYNUCLEAR INDUSTRYNUCLEAR POWER STATIONS
NUTSOCCUPIED TERRITORIESOCEANIA
OMANOPTICAL DEVICESPAKISTAN
PALAUPALESTINEPANAMA CANAL ZONE
PANAMAPAPERPAPUA NEW GUINEA
PARAGUAYPERSONAL FASHION GOODSPERU
PHARMACIESPHILIPPINESPHOTOGRAPHIC ART
PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENTPITCAIRN ISLANDSPLANTS
PLASTICSPOLANDPORTUGAL
PRESCRIPTION DRUGSPUERTO RICOQATAR
REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGROREPUBLIC OF THE CONGOREUNION
ROCKSROMANIAROOT CROPS
RUBBER PRODUCTSRUSSIARWANDA
RYUKYU ISLANDSSAINT HELENASAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
SAINT LUCIASAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESSAINT-PIERRE AND MIQUELON
SALTSAMOA (1997- )SAN MARINO
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPESARAWAKSAUDI ARABIA
SENEGALSERBIA AND MONTENEGROSERBIA
SEYCHELLESSHIPSSIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORESLOVAKIA (1993- )SLOVENIA
SMOKING CESSATIONSOAPSOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIASOUTH AFRICASOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
SPACECRAFTSPAINSPORTS EQUIPMENT
SPORTS FACILITIESSRI LANKASTEELS
SUDANSUGARSURINAME
SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN (REGION)SWAZILANDSWEDEN
SWITZERLANDSYRIAN ARAB REPUBLICTAJIKISTAN
TANGANYIKATANZANIATEA
TEXTILE PRODUCTSTEXTILESTHAILAND
TOBACCOTOGOTOKELAU
TONGATOYS AND GAMESTRAINS
TRAMSTREESTRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TRUCKSTUNISIATURKEY
TURKMENISTANTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSTUVALU (1974- )
UGANDAUKRAINEUNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOMURUGUAYUSA
USSRUZBEKISTANVANUATU
VEGETABLE OILSVEGETABLESVENEZUELA
VIET NAMVIRGIN ISLANDS (USA)VISUAL ARTS
WALKING AIDSWALLIS AND FUTUNAWAXES
WESTERN SAHARAWOODYEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC
YEMENYUGOSLAVIA (1929 - 1991)ZAMBIA
ZANZIBARZIMBABWE

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.
Availability: UK Data Service
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