Exploring Trade Data

A place to showcase innovative and experimental uses of UN Comtrade data. Explore visualizations of huge volume of data and metadata, cutting-edge data extraction tools, and alternative dissemination platforms.


Data Visualization




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Resources Futures Provided by Chatham House

Resources Futures focuses on the new political economy of resources. It analyses the latest global trends in the production, trade and consumption of key raw materials or intermediate products and explores how defensive and offensive moves by governments and other stakeholders are creating new fault lines on top of existing weaknesses and uncertainties. It also proposes a series of critical interventions to tackle resource price volatility and to improve confidence and coordination in increasingly integrated global resource markets.

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Global Economic Dynamics Provided by Bertelsmann Foundation

The “Global Economic Dynamics” (GED) project of the Bertelsmann Foundation is intended to contribute to better understanding of the growing complexity of global economic developments. By using the latest tools and methods for measuring, forecasting and modeling global economic dynamics, the project is designed to make globalization, its economic effects and its political consequences more transparent and understandable.

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The Observatory of Economic Complexity Provided by MIT

The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange. The observatory provides access to bilateral trade data for roughly 200 countries, 50 years and 1000 different products of the Harmonized System and SITC.

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Interactive Graphic System of International Economic Trends Provided by ECLAC

The Interactive Graphic System of International Economics Trends (SIGCI+) Trade Module is an easy and powerful way to generate analytical graphs, tables and indicators of international merchandise trade statistics by accessing UN Comtrade through web services in real-time. Hence, it is able to provide several trade indicators based on latest available trade data.

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Data Services



UN Comtrade+ Data Extraction

Announcing the new UN Comtrade+ beta interface! We've begun rolling out a new interface for users to access UN Comtrade data. It includes both annual and monthly data, modern browser support, works well on mobile phones and tablets, and is powered by an open API. Keep an eye out for new features!


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