Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-506-003-2-1-International-ICPSR-1948

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Direction of trade, 1948-1997.  [machine-readable data file] / International Monetary Fund  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7628

Date Accessioned: 12/12/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: 11/2000 DPLS staff downloaded the DOT data file from ICPSR and converted it into 3 separate SAS system files, dot_ann.sas7bdat, dot_qua.sas7bdat and dot_mon.sas7bdat. They represent annual, quarterly and monthly data. These files and the SAS codes and log files are stored in a compressed archive, CB-506-003-2-1.ZIP which has been written to a ZIP disk. See pdr folder for the ZIP disk.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/21/2000

Documentation: 1 hardcopy codebook. Also, this codebook contains the documentation for the following three studies from the IMF: International Financial Statistics (7629), Balance of Payments Statistics (8623), and Government Finance Statistics (8624).

Abstract: These time series data supply detailed information on imports and exports for various countries and geographical areas of the world. Countries are grouped into three main categories: (1) Industrial Countries, (2) Developing Countries, and (3) USSR, Eastern Europe, etc. Along with data from reporting countries, estimates are provided by partner countries for nonreporting countries or for those that are slow to report. A subset of these data (Part 4), containing annual data from 1948 to 1978, is available as well. The Direction of Trade data files DPLS has are stored in three frequencies: annual data, 1948-1997; quarterly data, 1973-1997 and monthly data, January 1963 to February 1998. They are stored as SAS system files for PCs.

Media/File Reports:

7392 (CD-Rom)
7393 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)