ing into EXCEL, the columns 'TRADE FLOW' and 'TRADE QTY' are NOT download
ed. Thus, the problem we face is that once data is download
ed from Comtrade, and as this data is not provided, we are unsure of what info we are looking at in terms of whether it is imports/exports, etc. Nor are we able to get details of 'TRADE QTY' where the 'NET WEIGHT' is NOT in Kg.
In the past, we were able to download
these columns with the rest of the data but in the last few months this has not been possible. This extends our time in download
ing as we have to separate download
s for import/export, etc. However, we cannot overcome the problem of a missing 'TRADE QTY' column (where relevant).
Interestingly, the same info shown on the monitor screen provides details for both of these columns that we are unable to download
Please advise how we can solve this problem or kindly direct this email to the relevant person/section within Comtrade for a response.
By default, Comtrade will give you the trade quantity and the quantity unit. However, this download
format can be overriden (see menu Customize Download
Format under My Comtrade
I can suggest going to Customize Download
Format, clicking the button "Back to Default" and try your request again.
If you still encounter the issue, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org