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Last update: May, 22, 2014
The OECD STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-Use (BTDIxE) was first released at the end of 2011 with the aim of highlighting international flows of intermediate goods. It proved to be an efficient tool widely used by many trade analysts. This database is drawn from the OECD's International Trade by Commodity Statistics (ITCS) database and UNSD’s Comtrade Database, in which values and quantities of imports and exports are compiled by partner country and according to detailed product classifications (most recently Harmonised System (HS) 2012).
The database was re-designed over 2013 so that balanced bilateral trade flows could be constructed and used, together with national Supply-Use and Input-Output tables, as an input into the OECD’s Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) system – the principle source of the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) indicators developed by OECD and WTO.
The 2013 edition of BTDIxE consists of values of imports and exports of goods, broken down by reporting and partner countries, and by both industrial activities and end-use categories. Estimates are expressed in nominal terms, in current US dollars and are presented in the form of time-series for more than a hundred reporters and partners, including all 34 OECD member countries and a wide range of non-member economies. The trade flows are divided into nine categories of goods, including the three main end-uses capital goods, intermediate inputs and consumption, and broken down by economic activities based upon the ISIC Revision 3 and, for the first time, the ISIC Revision 4.
Access to BTDIxE in ISIC3
Access to BTDIxE in ISIC4
The list of declaring countries and partners has been extended to include many more non-OECD economies.
The time period covered is 1990-2012, with 2013 for several reporters (subject to availability of underlying product-based annual trade statistics as of May 2014).
Revisions have been made to our standard key used to convert from HS products to ISIC3 industries, while a new conversion key has been developped based on ISIC4.
Further information regarding the database can be found in this document (subject to revision).
The industry list are based on ISIC classification and is compatible with other OECD data sets such as the STAN database for Industrial Analysis, the ANBERD database on Research & Development Expenditures in Industry (ANBERD), and the Input-Output Tables.
Old editions of BTDIxE and BTD are available in the STAN Archives section.
For any comments, or any anomaly reports, please write to email@example.com and mention BTDIxE in the title of your message.
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