STATISTICS

Statistics on merchandise trade

This page contains all statistics on merchandise trade made available by the WTO Secretariat. Data include merchandise exports and imports, globally or by product and/or country.

Annual trade data

Data on annual trade in merchandise are available in the WTO's Data Portal and the International Trade and Market Access Data interactive tool. Data include exports and imports broken down by commodity group and by selected economies/regions.

The data are sourced from UN Comtrade, the International Monetary Fund, Eurostat, national sources etc. Where needed, reported data are complemented by estimations produced by the WTO.

Annual data are updated in April and October of each year. This includes total values and data broken down by economies and selected regional and economic groupings. The October update also includes data broken down by commodity groups/regions.

Value (US$ million)

Total exports and imports from 1948 for the world, geographical regions and for about 200 economies. Annual merchandise trade data are jointly produced with UNCTAD.

To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade values”, then select all annual datasets, click Apply, then on the CSV icon. See image here. (Last update: October 2018 — Next update: April 2019)

Volume and unit value
(base for previous year = 100)

Total exports and imports from 1981 for the world, geographical regions and selected economies.

To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade — indices and prices”, then select all annual datasets, click Apply, then on the CSV icon. See image here. (Last update: October 2018 — Next update: April 2019)

Merchandise trade by commodity group (US$ million)

Total exports and imports from 1980 for about 170 economies and 17 product groups.

To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade values”, then select “Merchandise exports by product group and destination” and/ or “ Merchandise imports by product group, click Apply, then on the CSV icon. See image here. (Last update: October 2018)

Merchandise trade by economy and analytic grouping (US$ million)

Total exports and imports from 2000 for the world, geographical regions, 16 exporters, 22 importers and 31 product groups.

To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade values”, then select “Merchandise exports by product group and destination”, click Apply, then on the CSV icon. See image here. (Last update: October 2018)

Developing economies

Data on developing economies are available through the Documents Online search facility.

Least-developed countries (LDCs)

WTO committee reports, including merchandise trade data on LDCs and developing economies, may also be found in the Documents Online search facility.

Short-term trade data

Data include information on exports and imports for the world, geographical regions and about 100 economies in value terms and for selected economies in volume terms. Merchandise trade volume data are jointly produced with UNCTAD. Data are updated every quarter, in April, June, September and December.

All short-term trade statistics are now available in the WTO Data Portal.
Note to the users: starting January 2019, this data will no longer be disseminated in Excel format.

Latest trade trends

Quarterly data

  • Quarterly merchandise trade value
    To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade values” → select “Total merchandise exports or imports — quarterly (Million US dollar)”, click Apply then choose Excel or CSV format from top right. See image here
  • Quarterly merchandise trade volume
    To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade — indices and prices ” → “Merchandise export or import volume indices, not seasonally adjusted - quarterly (Index — (2005Q1=100))” and “Merchandise export or import volume indices, seasonally adjusted — quarterly (Index - (2005Q1=100)), click Apply then choose Excel or CSV format from top right. See image here.   

Monthly data

  • Monthly merchandise trade value
    To extract in WTO Data, select “International Trade Statistics” → “Merchandise trade values” → “Total merchandise exports or imports — monthly (Million US dollar)”, click Apply, then export either in Excel or CSV. See image here.  

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Where else can I find merchandise trade data?

Updated yearly in October

 

Bulk download of datasets

The complete WTO merchandise dataset — covering exports and imports broken down by country and commodity group — may be downloaded in its entirety.

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