Industry and globalisation

Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use Category


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Last update: 15 September 2015



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.

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 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 Revision 3 and Revision 4 of the ISIC classification.


Access to BTDIxE in ISIC3



Access to BTDIxE in ISIC4




The list of countries has been extended to include few additional non-OECD economies.

Time-series go up to years 2013-2014 when available (subject to availability of underlying product-based annual trade statistics).

First estimates on second-hand cars to be included.

Further information regarding the database can be found in this document (subject to revision).

Countries (Recently added: Korea and Russian Federation)



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Note on the Data


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.


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See also:

OECD Science Technology and Industry Scoreboard

OECD Productivity Database


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