UN Comtrade

Alternative Title: 
United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database

The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) contains more than 3 billion trade records starting from 1962 to present day. These are detailed import and export statistics reported by the statistical authorities of over 200 countries or areas. Includes monthly and annual data for all commodities. UN Comtrade is considered the most comprehensive trade database available and is continuously updated. 

Spatial Coverage: 
Data Creator: 
United Nations Dept of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division
Time Period: 

1962 - present day




Interactive interface. Results may be downloaded in csv, sdmx, or printable formats.

Data Access: 

Premium access is available to University of Edinburgh users through the UK Data Service at http://comtrade.ukdataservice.ac.uk/db/default.aspx (login with EASE). This allows bulk download of millions of records with no limit on the number of queries.Whereas a maximum of 50,000 data points may be downloaded for free for non-subscribers at the UN Comtrade homepage: https://comtrade.un.org/