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  • 14-December-2017

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    Statistical Insights: Merchandise trade statistics without asymmetries

    To properly understand global trade patterns we need high quality, consistent and harmonised statistics on international merchandise trade. Currently available statistics, however, fall short of this standard. In theory the exports of country A to country B should mirror the imports of country B from country A, but in practice this is rarely the case.

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  • 13-December-2017

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    OECD-WTO Balanced Trade in Services Statistics

    The OECD and the WTO have developed a transparent methodology to create a global dataset of coherent bilateral trade in services statistics by main services categories.

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  • 29-November-2017

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    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2017

    G20 merchandise trade growth accelerates to highest pace in six years

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  • 20-October-2017

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    International trade, foreign direct investment and global value chains

    Evidence on the role played by investment in global value chains (GVCs) can assist policy work on GVCs, trade, investment and development. Drawing on new and improved measures of trade and investment, these country notes provide relevant statistical information from OECD databases on trade, investment, the activities of multinational enterprises and global value chains.

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  • 29-August-2017

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    International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2017

    Continued, albeit slower, G20 merchandise trade growth in Q2 2017

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  • 16-June-2017

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    Trade in Value Added: Measuring recent trends in Global Value Chains

    Current Trade in Value Added (TiVA) estimates have significant time lags. To address this issue and meet the high demand for more timely TiVA estimates, the OECD has developed a ‘now-casting’ approach to generate indicators for more recent periods.

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  • 15-June-2017

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    Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use Category

    The STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use category (BTDIxE) provides values of exports and imports of goods for OECD countries and a large number of non member economies. Data are presented in USD, by partner country, industry and end-use category from 1990 onwards.

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  • 29-May-2017

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    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2017

    G20 merchandise trade growth accelerates in Q1 2017

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  • 16-March-2017

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    Estimating transport and insurance costs of international trade

    Statistics Working Paper N. 80, 2017/4 - Combining the largest and most detailed cross-country sample of official national statistics on explicit CIF-FOB margins to date with estimates from an econometric gravity model, and using a novel approach to pool product codes across HS vintages, this paper presents the new OECD Database on International Transport and Insurance Costs (ITIC) and describes the methodology used in its construction.

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  • 9-March-2017

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    International trade in services statistics

    The OECD collects and disseminates annual international trade in services statistics for all OECD countries by partner economy and detailed service category. In addition, on a quarterly basis, trends in Total International Trade in Services transactions (imports, exports and trade balance) are available as part of the OECD Balance of Payments collection.

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