Contact information
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)
International cooperation and workshops (IMTS)
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)


This web site provides access to information and data on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) and the work of the International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section (IMTSS) of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). The work program has four parts:

Methodology IMTS

IMTSS is responsible for the development and maintenance of the IMTS methodology, including IMTS concepts and definitions (IMTS, Rev. 2) and the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).

1.Concepts and methods
    UN Expert Group on IMTS (EG-IMTS)
2.National Practices
3.Inventory of IMTS classifications and related correspondence tables.

UN Comtrade database

Free access to all of the data available in UN Comtrade database. For technical reasons there is a download limit of 50,000 records per query (without limitation on number of queries). Premium service (personalization feature and bulk download of millions of records/data streaming via web services) is available for a fee.

The UN Comtrade database contains more than 1.75 billion trade records starting from 1962.

1. UN Comtrade knowledgebase
2. UN Comtrade web services
3. UN comtrade community forum
4. Comtrade@UN data

Analytical tables (publications)

Free access to the latest analytical tables which cover trade values and indices for individual countries and regions.
1. International Trade Statistics Yearbook tables
2. Analytical Trade tables
      a. Monthly Bulletin of Statistics tables
      b. Annual Totals Table (Country totals compared)
      c. Historical data (1900-1960)

International cooperation and workshops (IMTS)

Statistical Commission
Cooperation with international and regional organizations
Workshops and technical assistance missions

Contact us:
United Nations Statistics Division
IMTS Section
DC2-1544, 2 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
Fax: 1 (917) 367-5106

1 October 2014