Katherine Barbieri's International Trade Dataset--Professor Katherine Barbieri at
the University of South Carolina has compiled a dataset of national and bilateral trade flows covering
the years 1870-1992. This dataset (and others) is freely available for download.
- Center for International Data at UC
Davis--This site at UC Davis contains links to sources for
product-specific bilateral trade
data for many countries and their trading partners from 1962 to 2000. Data for trade and tariff
data for the United States are also available from this site - choose "U.S. Import and Export
Data" or "U.S. Tariff Data" from the "Quick Links" menu.
- Kristian Gleditsch's "Expanded
Trade and GDP Data"--This data collection from Professor Kristian Gleditsch at the University of Essex includes
both bilateral trade data for the period 1948-2000 and GDP/capita data for 1950-2000.
Hensel's links to International Trade Databases--Paul
Hensel's site has a number of useful links on trade flows
and trade policy.
Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)--DOTS provides bilateral trade flow data for the post-war era. The data
are also available for download
here, in both an annual file for 1948-1997 and a quarterly file for 1973-1997.
- International Trade Administration (ITA)--The ITA, which
is situated within the Department of Commerce, is encharged with promoting access to foreign markets for U.S.
exports. Amongst other things, the ITA is a good source for
national and state-level data on exports and imports of
Trade Centre--The ITC holds a good amount of bibliographic information on trade statistics for specific
countries. Go under "Browse Databases" and "search by country" for a listing of such
statistical resources by country.
- International Trade Commission (ITC)--The ITC is an
(ostensibly) independent federal agency that conducts investigations into "unfair" trading practicies (e.g. dumping)
in conjunction with the International Trade Administration. The ITC's website includes resources such as
Tariff Information Center, which provides access
to the tariff schedules for the United States, and the
Interactive Tariff and Trade Dataweb, which allows users
to query ITC databases on tariffs and trade amounts for specific products.
- National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Trade Database--The NBER Trade Database
contains multiple data sources measuring trade flows and countries' endowments in factors of
production. It is available on CD-ROM in the Data Center.
Trade Data Bank--The NTDB holds a good amount of data
on trade and financial matters for both the US and cross-nationally.
There are also links to other sources of trade and financial
- SourceOECD--SourceOECD is an
online service that provides full-text access to OECD studies,
periodicals, and statistics (1960 forward). Included are annuals,
outlooks, policy reviews, conference proceedings, analytical
reports, guidelines, working papers, all periodicals, and
27 statistical databases. SourceOECD is also accessible via
Databases at Emory.
compiles and provides statistics from the U.S. Government from 1973 onwards (varying by topic)
and also provides some limited
international data. The data are available in .pdf and/or Excel format. StatUSA is also availabe
via Databases at Emory.
(Web Version)--TRAINS is a bilateral trade database from
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Statistics with product-specific data.
TRAINS is also available on CD-ROM on all the EDC workstations. Please note
that the CD, while not especially user-friendly, has more extensive data going back to the
early 1990s and has additional data for both tariffs and non-tariff
restrictions on particular products.
Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Comtrade
Database-- This database contains product-specific bilateral
trade flows (values and quantities). Comtrade is also
Databases at Emory.
Handbook of Statistics -- UNCTAD's on-line Handbook
of Statistics contains much trade-related data, including
data on trade in services, diversification of exports and
imports, and some data on various tariffs (usually on broad
categories of goods). The temporal coverage is often somewhat limited,
but users can download data into Microsoft Excel. Registration
is required (click on "UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics On-line:
Database") but is free to the user.
Bank Research Group--The WBRG holds numerous downloadable
datasets on various international trade, development, and
- World Bank Trade Data--
The World Bank holds several databases
on trade and production, trade and services, and tariffs that
users can download. The Trade and Production
Database may be of particular interest due to its detailed industry-level production, trade, and tariff data.
Be warned - addresses of World Bank websites such as the ones here tend to change without warning.
- World Trade Analyzer (WTA)--The WTA contains data on bilateral trade flows from 1980 to 1999 in specific
products down to the 4-digit SITC code. The WTA is available in the Data Center as well as in the Goizueta Business
Library. A more recent version of the WTA covers the years 1987-2004 and includes data on post-communist countries
in Eastern Europe. Both versions are available in the Data Center.