International trade continued to expand in the G20 in Q3 2021, as services pick up but merchandise trade growth slows
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.
The OECD developped a database – the Analytical Database on Individual Multinationals and Affiliates (ADIMA) – using a number of open big data sources that can provide new insights on individual Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and their global profiles.
Value of G20 merchandise trade at new high in Q2 2021, trade in services growth gaining pace
Recent years have seen a significant increase in international efforts to develop measures of Trade in Value Added (TiVA), driven by growing demands for better, more comprehensive and more timely data on global value chains in order to understand their drivers and impacts. Examples of initiatives include the OECD TiVA, Eurostat FIGARO, North American TiVA, APEC TiVA, and MRIO tables developed by ADB and UNECLAC.
Statistics on the role of these different types of firms in Global Value Chains (GVCs) are essential to facilitate policy making and to provide insights in the nexus between international trade, international investment, and production. The OECD has therefore started a work-stream that extends the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) dataset by breaking down industries into new categories of firms, including SMEs and MNEs.
Despite multiple efforts to tackle them at national and international level, asymmetries in international trade data are still significant: the exports of country A to country B rarely match the imports of B from A. To enable a better understanding of global trade patterns, the OECD developed transparent methodologies to reconcile these asymmetries.
G20 merchandise trade reaches record high in first quarter of 2021 while trade in services growth appears to moderate
This note outlines, from a statistical point of view, how international merchandise and services trade performed in 2020, based on detailed statistics for some of the world’s largest traders.
Final quarter of 2020 shows continued recovery in G20 international merchandise trade