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OECD Measuring Globalisation Statistics, 1983-2013

Title details

SN: 4834
Title: OECD Measuring Globalisation Statistics, 1983-2013
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/oecd/glob/2010-10
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics


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The Globalisation Statistics database contains figures on foreign affiliates (inward investment) by investing country in the manufacturing sector covering variables such as number of enterprises, total employees, gross output, imports/exports, gross fixed capital formation and Research and Development expenditures and also presents data on inward and outward investment for services.

Measuring Globalisation is split into a number of datasets:

Activity of Multinationals in Manufacturing and Activity of Multinationals in services: provide comprehensive data on the industrial activity (manufacturing, service) of multinationals in OECD. It covers variables such as production, employment, research and trade, inward as well as outward investment. It also includes some international trade indicators that provide cross-disciplinary background information.

Maritime Transport Costs: this comparative table includes statistics on bilateral maritime transport costs for 43 importing countries including EU15 countries as a custom union and 218 countries of origin at the detailed commodity 6 digit level of the Harmonised System 1988. The table is further broken down by type of goods (agriculture, raw materials, crude oil, manufacturing), commodity (oil seed, vegetable, organic chemicals), transport cost measures (ad valorem transport, unit transport cost) and transport mode (containers, dirty bulk). Data are available from 1991 onwards.

Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC) database: contains international annual trade data broken down in different categories of enterprises. It aims to provide a solid basis for analysts who explore in the context of globalisation the characteristics of trade actors.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in March 2004. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its OECD Measuring Globalisation Statistics holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): Measuring Globalisation Statistics ({Ed. YYYY-MM}). Uk Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/global-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).
Main Topics:
The database covers:
  • economic indicators
  • manufacturing industries
  • industrial economics
  • industrial enterprises
  • foreign investment
  • service industries
  • international economics
  • economic integration

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1983 - 2013
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
The following 18 countries are covered within the manufacturing tables: Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland and United States.
The following 19 countries are covered within the service tables: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details
Method of data collection: For details of methodology, please see the dataset user guide. Some information is also available on the OECD Measuring Globalisation web pages.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 29 March 2004
Latest edition: 02 February 2016 (8th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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