Calendar of Events
International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS)
  Methodology IMTS
  UN Expert Group on IMTS
UN Comtrade
Analytical tables/ publications(IMTS)
International cooperation and workshops (IMTS)
Statistics of International Trade in Services (SITS)
  Methodology SITS
  Task Force on SITS
  Database (UN ServiceTrade)
  Data collection
  International cooperation and workshops (SITS)
  Contact information
Distributive Trade Statistics (DTS)
  Methodology DTS
  International cooperation and workshops (DTS)
  UN Expert Group on DTS
  Related Links
  Contact Information
Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics
  Economic Census
  International cooperation and workshops (BES)
Tourism Statistics
  UN Expert Group on Tourism Statistics (EGTS)
  International cooperation and workshops
  Contact information

December 2013

Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics

      The United Nations Statistics Division established in 2009 a work programme on major issues related to the compilation of basic economic statistics, such as conduct of economic censuses and statistical surveys, use of administrative data, establishment and maintenance of a business register. The work programme aims at identifying good country practices and promoting them among the developing countries in order to improve their statistical capability. This website provides an overview of the activities currently undertaken by the United Nations Statistics Division in the area of basic economic statistics.  


For further information contact:

Mr. Ronald Jansen
Chief of Trade Statistics Branch
United Nations Statistics Division
Tel:    +1 212/963-5980