Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Analytical Trade Tables

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Last update: 2 February 2016

The International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section (IMTSS) of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs produces analytical trade tables containing trade values and indices for countries (areas) and regions. These tables are published in the United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics. These tables are provided here in order to give easy and immediate access to this data in their original table format. The latest tables become available and are posted in the last week of every month.

Monthly tables of imports and exports (t+3 months)

Table 35

Imports and exports for countries and regions in U.S. dollars

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Total imports and exports by regions and countries or areas
(Imports C.I.F., exports F.O.B. and balance in million U.S. dollars)
Published as table 34 in the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

 

Table 36

Imports and exports and indices for countries in national currency

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Total imports and exports by countries or areas
(Imports CIF, exports FOB - value (million), volume and unit value/price: 2000=100)
Published as table 35 in the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

 

Quarterly table of external trade conversion factors (t+3 months)

Table 38

External trade conversion factors by countries

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External trade conversion factors
(Imports, exports: US dollars per national currency)
Published in March, June, September, December as table 37 in the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Quarterly tables of import and export indices

Table 37

Trade indices for countries in U.S. dollars (t+4 months)

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Total exports and imports by countries or areas
(Volume, unit value/price, terms of trade and purchasing power of exports, in US dollars (2000 = 100))
Published in January, April, July, October as table 36 in the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Table 39

Trade indices for regions in U.S. dollars (t+5 months)

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Total exports and imports by regions
(Volume and unit value indices and terms of trade in US dollars (2000 = 100))
Published in February, May, August, November as table 38 of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Table 40

Values and indices for manufactured goods exports (t+3 months)

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Manufactured goods exports
(Unit value indices (US dollars, SDR’s and national currency), volume indices (2000=100) and value (thousand millions US dollars))
Published in March, June, September, December as table 39 of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Table 18

Values and indices for fuel imports (t+3 months)

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Fuel imports, developed economies
(Unit value indices (US dollars and national currency)
Published in March, June, September, December as table 18 of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Table 19

Indicators for fuel imports (t+3 months)

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Indicators for fuel imports, developed economies
(2000=100)
Published in March, June, September, December as table 19 of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Annual tables of exports by provenance and destination

Table 41

World exports by provenance and destination, totals in U.S. dollars (t+7 months)

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Exports by provenance and destination
(Exports f.o.b.: million US dollars)
Published in July as Table 40 of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Table 42

Exports by provenance and destination, developed economies by commodity in U.S. dollars (t+9 months)

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Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies
(Exports f.o.b.: million US dollars)
Published in September as Table 41 of the UN Monthly Bulletin of Statistics


Table 43

World exports by provenance and destination, by commodity in U.S. dollars (t+11 months)

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Exports by commodity classes and by regions
(Exports f.o.b.: million US dollars)
Published in November as Table 42 of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics







Annual Totals Table for Imports and Exports

The current, ninth edition of the ATT has been produced with information available as of 24 November 2015.

The Annual Totals Table (ATT) of the International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section (IMTSS) of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) provides annual totals of imports and exports for all countries beginning with the year 2000 for which such data are available for publication.

The ATT addresses the issue that data users are often confronted with different totals provided by different sources.

For further information please refer to the introduction.


Common Data Set

The ATT is an effort to reconcile and explain any differences in the merchandise trade data published by UNSD. The Common Data Set (CDS) is a joint effort by Eurostat, OECD, UNSD, UNCTAD and WTO to reconcile their time series on merchandise trade statistics which is more strict in its goal to reconcile all differences. For more information regarding the CDS please visit the World Trade Organization.

For questions and comments please contact: tradestat@un.org






Historical Data 1900-1960 on IMTS

Access and references to historical merchandise trade data for the years 1900-1960 to the extent that such information is available at the Trade Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).


International Trade Statistics 1900-1960, Statistical Office of the United Nations, May 1962 (Draft paper)

This publication is only available as a draft paper and it is indicated that “The data contained in the present paper should be regarded as preliminary, it is requested that no use be made of them until final publication.” Yet, the paper appears to be based on solid research and it is the best source for historical data available to us. Nevertheless this information is provided without assuming any responsibility for the accuracy of the data and only as a special service to interested users which can use this data under their own responsibility and according to their own judgment.

Tables I-XXIII give for total world exports and for the exports and imports of twenty-two individual countries, years 1900-1913, 1921-1938, 1948 and 1950-1960, current values in United States dollars and value indices of: (a) total trade, (b) trade in manufactured goods, and (c) trade in other goods. The twenty-two countries were chosen according to importance in world trade and availability of national trade statistics for the whole period.

The direction of trade can be seen from tables XXIV and XXV which, for the years 1900, 1913, 1928, 1935, 1938, 1948, 1953 and 1959, show world exports by provenance and destination by major areas and destination of exports for the twenty-two countries shown separately.


References to publications providing historical data on international merchandise trade statistics

The titles and publication numbers of the balance of payment reviews issued by the League of Nations up and including 1938 are set out below for reference (source: United Nations, Balance of Payments 1939-1945, 1948, page 6):

Title Year   League of Nations Publications Series No.
Memorandum on Balance of Payments and Foreign Trade Balances, Volume І 1910-1923   -
1910-1924   -
1910-1925   1926.ІІ.51І
Memorandum on International Trade and Balances of Payments, Volume І 1912-1926   1927.ІІ.68І
1913-1927   1928.ІІ.53І
Memorandum on International Trade and Balances of Payments, Volume ІI 1926-1928   1929.ІІ.51ІІ
1927-1929   1930.ІІ.54ІІ
Balance of Payments 1930   1931.ІІ.A.28ІІ
1931-1932   1933.ІІ.A.26
1933   1934.ІІ.A.19
1934   1935.ІІ.A.20
1935   1936.ІІ.A.18
1936   1937.ІІ.A.16
1937   1938.ІІ.A.18
1938   1939.ІІ.A.20

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