KNOEMA: Foreign Trade Data Atlas

10+ public foreign trade-related datasets from UNCTAD, WTO, OECD, IMF, and other authoritative sources.


The Foreign Trade Data Atlas provides a comprehensive overview of international trade flows statistics. In addition to the aggregated data on exports, imports and trade balance of goods and services, you’ll also find detailed data disaggregated by commodities, categories of services, sectors of economy, and trade partners.

Topics covered:

– Merchandise Trade

– Trade in Commercial Services

– Bilateral Trade

– Trade by Commodities


Datasets include:

– UNCTAD Merchandise Trade

– WTO Foreign Trade in Commercial Services Statistics

– BEA International Trade Services

– OECD Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use

– IMF Direction of Trade Statistics

– 14 others


Please see reference table FOREIGN_TRADE_DATASETS that includes the list of all tables/datasets included in this listing, with key details on each table/dataset including name, source, frequency of refresh, source, documentation on data, etc.

Fields include:

– Exports of goods

– Exports of services

– Imports of goods

– Imports of services


Sources include UNCTAD, WTO, OECD, IMF, World Bank, BEA, Eurostat, U.S. Census Bureau. Datasets are updated within 1-7 days of the most recent data being made available by the underlying reporter. More detail on each of the datasets, fields and sources included in the share can be found at the link in our documentation.

Use cases

– Estimating concentration and diversification indices of exports and imports

– Modelling international supply chains

– Assessing the effect of the US-China trade war


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