New UN Trade Data Extraction interface for Comtrade

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The UN has launched a new Trade Data Extraction interface for Comtrade, providing international merchandise trade statistics for 140 countries from 1962 to present. Users are invited to test the new resource and send feedback (via the link at the top of the beta page). Note that the test platform has a download limit of 50,000 observations. EUI members have full access to the current UN Comtrade subscription (no download limit) via the Library’s Comtrade resource page. In late June, Comtrade is scheduled to add an application programming interface (API) for ease of download, collation and integration of data. Full details.

EUI members have access to the batch processing download function, by entering an email address on the ComTrade site. An email with a link to a data dossier is sent to the account used. Information about batch downloading is on this Comtrade page.

Instructions on how to access the related BACI International Trade Product-level Database and the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) are provided on the EUI Library’s Comtrade resource page.