Trade Data

Working with Trade Data involves learning how to retrieve and analyze trade data from the following three databases within WITS:

  1. The United Nations COMTRADE
  2. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s TRAINS
  3. The World Trade Organization (WTO) IDB

The two tools available to retrieve and analyze data from these databases are Quick Search and Advanced Query

Let’s now briefly understand the functionalities of the six menus on the WITS Welcome page. Watch the video below that will walk you through the various trade data queries.
Note the Video has no audio and use the pause button if you want more time to read a particular screen

Additional Videos:
Quick Search by Country Period
Quick Search by Product
Advanced Query Trade Data