Contact information
   
International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) Section
  International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS)
  Methodology IMTS
  UN Expert Group on IMTS
(EG-IMTS)
Database UN Comtrade
  Data collection
Analytical tables/ publications(IMTS)
International cooperation and workshops (IMTS)
Newsletter
     
International Trade in Services Section
  Statistics of International Trade in Services (SITS)
  Methodology SITS
  Database UN ServiceTrade
    Data collection
  International cooperation and workshops (SITS)
    Task Force on SITS (TFSITS)
  Task Force (TFSITS) Newsletter
   
  Tourism Statistics
  Methodology
  International cooperation and workshops
    UN Expert Group on Tourism Statistics (EGTS)
   
Additional Activities
  Distributive Trade Statistics (DTS)
  Methodology DTS
  International cooperation and workshops (DTS)
  UN Expert Group on DTS
(EG-DTS)
  Related Links
   
  Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics
  Economic Census
  International cooperation and workshops (BES)
 

TRADE STATISTICS BRANCH

The Trade Statistics Branch (TSB) of the United Nations Statistics Division is responsible for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) and Statistics of International Trade in Services (SITS). Additional activities include Tourism Statistics, Distributive Trade Statistics (DTS) and the Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics.

For each of these statistical areas TSB develops or is involved in the development of the international methodology and cooperates with countries and international organizations to strengthen statistical capacity. For merchandise trade (IMTS) and trade in services (SITS) TSB collects and disseminates detailed data. For merchandise trade additional outputs such as a yearbook are available. Further details are given via the links on the left-hand menu. Latest news on IMTS, SITS and additional activities are provided on the right.

Highlights and Core Outputs






2012-2014 TSB Calendar of Events
Date
Events
Organizer
2 Oct 2014

Friends of the Chair Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization
Aguascalientes, Mexico

UNSD
29 Sep - 1 Oct 2014

International Conference on Measurement of Trade and Economic Globalization
Aguascalientes, Mexico

UNSD
INEGI
OECD
WTO
Eurostat
12 - 16 May 2014

Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics: Implementation of Recommendations
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNSD
AUC
AFDB
UNECA
7 - 10 October 2013

International Seminar on Travel and International Tourism Consumption
Jakarta, Indonesia

UNSD
APEC
ASEAN
14 – 17 May 2013

Regional Workshop on Travel and International Tourism Consumption
Roseau, Dominica

UNSD
CARICOM
11-14 December 2012

Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics
Bogota, Colombia

UNSD
DANE
1 - 5 October, 2012

Regional workshop on international merchandise trade statistics: Implementation of IMTS 2010 and a new vision for trade statistics
San José, Costa Rica

12 - 15 June, 2012

UNSD-SACU workshop on the implementation of the new recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS 2010) in the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
Johannesburg, South Africa

UNSD
SACU
12-14 June 2012

Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics
Amman, Jordan

Previous years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

 

Latest News
Merchandise Trade

Trade in Services

DATABASE


data is accessible
here

 
Additional Activities
International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 Chinese Edition is now available
Tourism Satellite Account : Recomended Methdological Framework 2008
Chinese and Arabic versions are now available


International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 Russian Edition is now available.
Indices of Distributive Trade: Handbook on Good Practices is now available to be viewed.
The Handbook on Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics in African Context: Challenges and Good Practices is now available to be viewed.
International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 is now available.
International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics now available.