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

Update of IMTS web pages

(August 2009)

At the beginning of September 2008, the International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section (IMTSS) started to restructure and to significantly increase the information on its web pages for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS).

Since October 2008, all information is structured according to the four main areas of work of the IMTSS which are: 1. Methodology IMTS , 2. UN Comtrade database, 3. Analytical tables (publications) and 4. International cooperation and workshops (IMTS).

In April we added (i) historical data for the years 1900-1960 and (ii) the IMTS tables published in the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (MBS). In addition, we also provide now detailed information on the conversion of data on UN Comtrade from HS2007 to earlier classifications.

Now we added (i) the reports and background documents on IMTS to the Statistical Commission since 1997, and (ii) information about UNSD’s cooperation with other international and regional organizations on IMTS.

Also, the information regarding the ongoing revision process of the international recommendations on IMTS will be constantly updated

Please feel free to provide any feedback concerning our web pages and its contents by sending an email to

Mr. Matthias Reister
Chief, International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section
Statistics Division
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Tel:    +1 917-367-7098