UN Comtrade Download Guide
UN Comtrade is the pseudonym for United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database. Over 170 reporter countries provide the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with their annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities and partner countries. These data are subsequently transformed into the United Nations Statistics Division standard format with consistent coding and valuation using the UN/OECD CoprA internal processing system.
The UN Comtrade is the largest depository of international trade data. It contains well over 1.7 billion data records for 45 years and is available on the internet! In recognition of the large volume of trade data available from the UN, TIPS has produced a simple guide on downloading data from the UN Comtrade Database. Download the manual below.