14 February 2012
On 2-4 February 2011, approximately 200 policy makers, economists, trade analysts and trade statisticians come together for the Global Forum on Trade Statistics at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. "Measurement of global trade" was the main theme.
The Global Forum was unique in the sense that high-level representatives from the policy, research and statistical side (from both national and international institutes) were jointly discussing the measurement of trade statistics. Remarkably, this meeting of users and producers, of the supply and demand side, came to a general agreed vision, namely to link trade to other economic and social statistics, to improve cooperation among national agencies and to improve trade-related classifications. Statements made then are reflected on this website.
In the past year, many events took place, initiatives and processes were started and publications, studies and articles appeared. This Global Forum website is established to make all that information available in one place. This website is meant as a market place to share the latest information on the measurement and analysis of global trade. This is a meeting place for statisticians, researchers, economists, trade negotiators, trade analysts and everyone else with an interest in trade-related information.
The UN Statistics Division posted a selection of all the work at this moment. We invite you herewith to propose additional material.
New publications added:
The Global Forum on International Trade Statistics has been relaunched as the Global Forum on International Trade Statistics and Economic Globalization
The site has been reorganized to better reflect the breakdown of Data, Accounting Systems and Indicators throughout the various topics of publications, working groups, events and projects.
In addition to the content available before, we have overhauled our publications section into a comprehensive and searchable database.
We have added various events, projects, publications and partners to the Global Forum website since our launch 2 months ago. Please click expand below to see the updates.
We have added various events, media and publications to the Global Forum website.