is the United Nations Data Access System which gives access to current, relevant and reliable statistics for free. The service is provided by the United Nations to users of data around the world. It offers easy access to data compiled and produced by United Nations agencies as well as other organizations.
UNdata is not replacing UN Comtrade
. UN Comtrade is a very comprehensive database for intermational merchandise trade statistics containing around 1.7 billion trade records in 9 classifications up to 6 digit level of the classification. In addition, the COMTRADE
interface offers many more features that are specific to this large trade statistics dataset, e.g. the search by partners and reporters to create mirror images.
UNdata contains only around 40 million trade records only in 2 digit HS 1992 classification and searchable only by reporters.