Industry and globalisation

Measuring interconnected economies: Launch of the 2021 OECD Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) and Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) Databases




 17 November 2021, 13:00 CET (Paris time)     Watch session replays below

The OECD’s Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) database is a versatile and flexible analytical tool that helps measure different dimensions of economic linkages between countries. The annual ICIO tables provide a globally balanced view of inter-country inter-industry flows of intermediate and final goods and services that underpin a range of applications related to global value chains (GVCs). These include the measurement of:

The OECD has been an internationally recognised leader on the development of ICIO tables which have grown in stature since 2013 when the first set of TiVA indicators was released jointly with the World Trade Organization (WTO).

At this launch event on 17 November, the OECD presented the latest version of the ICIO and TiVA databases, and explored a number of key applications and policy insights that can be derived from the data.



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13:00-13:15. Opening 

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  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Introductory comments

  • Mathias Cormann, Secretary General, OECD
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, WTO


13:15-13:35. ICIO and TiVA 2021: What’s new? What’s coming?

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Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

This presentation provided an overview of the new updated ICIO database, its unique features, and differences from the previous edition. It also provided an overview of how the ICIO tables can be used for a wide range of policy applications and introduce an updated suite of TIVA indicators, including some initial findings. The presentation also provided future perspectives on the development of these databases.


13:35-14:25. Applications and policy insights from input-output based analyses 

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This session explored a range of applications and policy insights that can be derived from input-output based analysis and brought together perspectives from statisticians, academics and policy makers.

Moderator: Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Jane Naylor, Chief Statistician, Department of International Trade, United Kingdom
  • Mary Veronica Tovsak Pleterski, Director, Single Market Enforcement, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Questions and answers


14:25-14:30. Final remarks and closing


14:30-15:00. Break


15:00-16:00. Technical session: Description of OECD ICIO tables and navigating the TiVA indicators

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Introduction: Satoshi Inomata, IDE-Jetro and President of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA)

The team responsible for constructing the ICIO tables, and producing the published TiVA database, provided i) an overview of the indicators: their interpretation, uses and limitations; and ii) a description of the ICIO tables and their uses for a wide range of policy applications.

 TiVA database presentation 

 ICIO database presentation







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