STATISTIQUES

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 Statistics Database 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 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)

(Select “Merchandise trade values” under Time Series/ Available Data Stats in the Statistics Database)

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.

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

(Select “Merchandise trade indices” under Time Series/ Available Data Stats in the Statistics Database)

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

Merchandise trade by commodity group (US$ million)

(Select “Merchandise trade by commodity” under Time Series/ Available Data Stats in the Statistics Database)

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

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

(Select “Merchandise trade network” under Time Series/ Available Data Stats in the Statistics Database)

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

Developing economies

Data on developing economies and least-developed countries 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

Quarterly merchandise trade

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.

Value (US$ million)

The data include exports and imports from 2005 for the world, geographical regions and about 100 economies.

Volume (base 2005Q1=100)

Jointly produced with UNCTAD, total exports and imports from 2005 for the world, geographical regions and selected economies.

Monthly merchandise trade data

Value (US$ million)

Total exports and imports are available from January 2006 for the world, geographical regions and 70 economies. 

Prices of manufactured goods

Monthly changes in export and import prices of manufactured goods from January 2005 for the world and selected economies.

World Bank Commodity prices 

Monthly prices and indices of primary commodities from January 1960.

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.

Further information: statistics@wto.org