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

Data Availability

COMTRADE database availability list as of 8 November 2005.

Data for most countries are available beginning 1962


                    SITC = Standard International Trade Classification (UN)

                    S1   = SITC, Rev. 1 1962-present

                    S2   = SITC, Rev. 2   1976-present

                    S3   = SITC, Rev. 3   1988-present

                    HS   = Harmonized System (World Customs Organization)

                    H0   = HS (version 1988) 1988-present

                    H1   = HS (version 1996) 1996-present

                    H2   = HS (version 2002) 2002-present

                    x   = exports only

                    m  = imports only

                    .   = unavailable

                    %   = 2 digit HS

                    *   = 4 digit HS, limited 5 digit SITC coverage

                    #   = 3 digit SITC

United Nations Statistics Division - International Merchandise Trade Statistics