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Updated Global Trade and Tariff Statistics Tools Available from WTO

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The World Trade Organization released Oct. 28 its annual package of trade and tariff data, which provides detailed statistics on import/export flows and tariff rates in 2013.

International Trade Statistics 2014 is a comprehensive overview of world trade up to the end of 2013 that covers merchandise and services trade as well as trade measured in value-added terms. A variety of charts illustrate noteworthy trends in global trade while numerous tables provide more detailed information. This report is available here in PDF format.

World Tariff Profiles 2014, a joint publication of the WTO, the International Trade Center and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, provides a unique collection of data on tariffs imposed by WTO members and other countries. The first part provides summary tables showing the average tariffs imposed by individual countries. The second part provides a more detailed table for each country, listing the tariffs it imposes on imports (by product group) as well as the tariffs it faces for exports to major trading partners. The profiles show the maximum tariff rates that are legally bound in the WTO as well as the rates that countries actually apply. This edition has antidumping measures as its special topic and includes a compilation of frequently asked questions. An electronic copy of this publication is available in PDF format here.

Trade Profiles 2014 provides a summary of the most relevant indicators on growth, trade and trade policy measures on a country-by-country basis. The data provided include basic economic indicators (such as gross domestic product), trade policy indicators (such as tariffs, import duties, the number of disputes, notifications outstanding and contingency measures in force), merchandise trade flows (broken down by broad product categories and major origins and destinations), services trade flows (with a breakdown by major components) and industrial property indicators. Profiles can be accessed here.

Services Profiles 2014 provides statistics on key infrastructure services (transportation, telecommunications, finance and insurance) for 150 economies. The information is derived from multiple sources, such as national accounts, employment statistics, balance of payments statistics, foreign affiliates' trade in services statistics, foreign direct investment statistics and quantitative indicators largely sourced from international/regional organizations and specialized bodies. The profiles reflect data as contained in the WTO's Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal services database as of July 2014. This report is available here.

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