21 October 2010


UNCTADstat, a new free online database offering a single entry point to UNCTAD's vast repository of statistics, was launched yesterday, World Statistics Day.
By harmonizing and incorporating all UNCTAD's online statistical databases, UNCTADstat will serve as an integrated platform for extracting and analyzing data on development, trade, investment, and related issues.
The site will be continuously updated and enriched so that it offers not only long historical time series but also the most recent data. UNCTADstat will cover individual countries, regions, economic and trade groupings, and the world at large.
Among the topics covered are:
+ International merchandise trade, including data breakdowns of exports and imports by partners and products;
+ International trade in services;
+ Economic trends;
+ Foreign direct investment (FDI);
+ External financial resources, including migrants' remittances, development assistance, external debt, and international reserves;
+ Commodity prices, updated monthly;
+ Population and labour force; and
+ Maritime transport.

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