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Trial access to UN Comtrade database

By Sarah Gilmore, on 31 October 2018

UCL has trial access to UN Comtrade database until 1st December 2018. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

On first login, users will need to enter their UCL e-mail address to be able to customize their accounts, save queries, create aggregates and utilize batch processing.

Initial login instructions:

  • Go to UN Comtrade database
  • Click on ‘Legacy’ then ‘Legacy Annual’
  • Go to ‘Home’ then ‘ReadMe First’
  • Scroll down, tick box and ‘Continue’
  • Go to ‘My Account’, ‘Account Info’ and add your UCL email.
  • To access the other databases (WITS and BACI), you should extract the authorization code from ‘Account Info’ (under the ‘My Account’ tab).  This same authorization code/token is needed to access the API.

Please follow this link for information on how to fully use UN Comtrade: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradekb/Knowledgebase/Comtrade-User-Guide?Keywords=user

In addition, many answers are available here: https://comtrade.un.org/kb/search.aspx#ikb_SearchResults

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.