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UCL now has access to UN Comtrade (United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database)

By Sarah Gilmore, on 22 June 2023

UCL now has access to UN Comtrade . On first use select ‘Login’ then ‘Sign up now’ with your @ucl.ac.uk email address. UCL users should see My Comtrade Premium when registered.

UN Comtrade (United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database) is a comprehensive global trade data platform which aggregates detailed global annual and monthly trade statistics by product and trading partner. It is considered the most comprehensive trade database available with more than 1 billion records.
UN Comtrade contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of approx 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year.  The database is continuously updated as whenever trade data are received from the national authorities, they are standardized by the UN Statistics Division and then added to UN Comtrade. 

To request the API subscription key, please follow this guide https://unstats.un.org/wiki/display/comtrade/New+Comtrade+User+Guide#NewComtradeUserGuide-UNComtradeAPIManagement

The user guide can be found here: https://unstats.un.org/wiki/display/comtrade/New+Comtrade+User+Guide

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.


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