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UN Comtrade Data
How to query data from UN Comtrade
data from UN Comtrade
data from UN Comtrade
Depending on your information need and level of expertise of the UN Comtrade system, the website offers flexibility in finding the necessary trade data. Consider the following scenarios below:
Search for data
Box, also known as Comtrade Explorer [Any Pages]
There are two search options available, data and help. For data, you can enter only commodity code or text, partner or reporter code or name, and related commodity trade variables. The
would yield several pages with the results in tag clouds. For example, the search term could be the name of the country, the country's abbreviation, a commodity key word or a year. Examples: "aircraft" or "aircraft engine". The tag clouds appear as years for which the commodity selected is available. The first result shows that year 2004 has the largest value for that commodity. Clicking data availability option just below gives all the reporters and years for which the selected commodity (-ies) is/are available.
If reporter or partner is known, Shortcut
is the easiest tool. Just type the commodity text on the box, select reporter/partner and click Search. The system will search the latest available data.
-> Basic Selection]
Basic selection option is a little more sophisticated but still user friendly. You can search for commodities within the commodities tab. Within the reporters tab you can select one or more reporters from the drop down list or choose your customized country groups or my favorite reporters. The latter two options are available to
UN Comtrade subscribers
only. It is the same for partners tab also. You can select years depending on your need in the years tab. The others tab allows the user to filter trade data by value and also allows the user to choose a preset sort order.
After choosing all the appropriate options for your
you can save your
for future use. You can also allow for batch notification. Batch notification will send a notice to your email address once the
execution is completed. Please note these two options are also limited to subscribers of the UN Comtrade database only.
-> Express Selection]
The Express selection
option is for the more advanced user of UN Comtrade. It too has all the features of the Basic Selection
but in a more compact window.
For commodities, you have the option to choose individual commodities or just chapters.
specifies all commodities within the selected revision.
AG0, AG1, … AG6
are aggregate levels and refer to all commodity codes beginning with the specified digits.
refers to the basic code and does not include any of the detailed children. Wildcard
is used to find a string of zero or more characters. Wildcard
is used to find individual characters. The Advanced Items tab is the same as in the Basic Selection.
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How to use the "Basic Selection" feature in the Data Query
How to use the "Express Selection" feature in the Data Query
posted Friday, May 21, 2010
I am looking for data on export import of armored cars but the data provided is for Tanks armord cars etc. Is there any means to obtain data for armored cars only.
Inkas armored cars
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