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.
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.
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.
Final quarter of 2020 shows continued recovery in G20 international merchandise trade
Despite a pickup in COVID-19 cases in Europe and the Americas, the recovery in international merchandise trade gained pace in November and December, once again boosted by ongoing demand for ‘lockdown goods’ and medical products.
International merchandise trade continued to expand in October and November, driven in particular by Asia and by robust global demand for electronics, computers and mobile phones.
Release Dates of the G20 International Merchandise Trade Statistics
G20 international merchandise trade rebounds in Q3 of 2020 but remains below pre-pandemic level