How to use the "Batch Processing" feature in UN Comtrade?

As a site license user, you can utilize the "batch processing" feature of UN Comtrade.  The "batch processing" feature allows you to submit your query directly to the server and enable it to be executed in the background (unattended download). Once the extraction is complete, you will be notified via email, and you will be provided a link to download the file (compressed using ZIP format).

To use this batch feature, you must supply your email addressUsers submitting many batch jobs in a short period may have some of their jobs processed during low-usage periods.


1) Verify that you are authenticated by the server by checking the Welcome Box on the front page:

2) Then, click on the Account Info link to set up an email address:

3) Type your email address and click update.  Your email will be saved as a cookie.

4) Go back to the front page and recheck the Welcome Box. You should be able to see your email address.

5) Then go to Basic/Express selection, you'll see a new button named "Submit to Batch Processing" at the bottom of the page.

6) Construct your query and click the "Submit to Batch Processing" button.

7) After this, you can wait for an email notification when the job has been completed and/or view the status via the Batch Monitor link:

8) When done, you just need to click the provided hyperlink to download the file.

Note:  After step 4 and before submitting a batch query, you might want to customize your download format.