Statistics on trade in commercial services

This page contains all statistics on trade in services made available by the WTO Secretariat, including trade-policy information, data on trade in services by sector and supplier, and other information related to measuring services trade.

Global Services Trade Data Hub

The Global Services Trade Data Hub provides access to comprehensive data on services trade. It allows users to customize data according to their needs, to instantly create dynamic charts and to print reports, making it a highly useful tool for trade negotiators, analysts, researchers and decision-makers.

Four separate datasets are available, covering digitally delivered services, trade in services by mode of supply, trade in commercial services, and the WTO-OECD Balanced Trade in Services dataset. Users are able to download individual charts and tables or bulk download data series. The Hub will be further enhanced with new features and content and will be regularly updated.

I-TIP Services

I-TIP Services provides information on WTO members' commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), services commitments in regional trade agreements, measures in services applied by WTO members, and statistics on balance of payments, the activity of foreign affiliates (FATS), value added by sector and employment in services as well as indicators on specific service sectors.

This is a joint initiative of the WTO and the World Bank.

Annual trade in services

Data on annual trade in commercial services is available through the WTO Stats Portal. Jointly produced with UNCTAD, it includes exports and imports of commercial services broken down by sector and partner country when available.

The data is sourced from the IMF, Eurostat, OECD and national sources. Where possible, reported data are complemented by estimations produced by the WTO and UNCTAD. As well as country data, several regional and economic groupings are available. The data are updated yearly in July.

Exports and imports of commercial services are available for about 200 economies covering 35 service sectors; they are updated yearly in July.

The complete annual trade in services dataset — covering exports and imports of total commercial services broken down by sector and partner country when available — may be downloaded in its entirety

Short-term trade in commercial services

Latest trends

Quarterly trade in commercial services

The data includes information on the main service categories for about 150 economies. Jointly produced with UNCTAD, it is updated every quarter, starting in January of every year. The April release also contains preliminary annual data for the previous year.

Monthly trade in commercial services

Data are made available for about 40 economies around the 25th of each month.  



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