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Study Report

Study Number: CB-540-003-1-1-International-NBER-1962

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: NBER-United Nations trade data, 1962-2000.  [machine-readable data file] / Feenstra, Robert C.  [principal investigator(s)] / Cambridge, Massachusetts: National Bureau of Economic Research  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 7/15/2008

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This data set is freely available from the Center for International Data at UC Davis, (CID at UCD) site. Select World Import and Export Data from the Quick Links menu to get to NBER-United Nations trade data, 1962-2000. Users need to read and agree to a data usage agreement.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Data documentation is available from this link.

Abstract: This study contains bilateral trade data by commodity for 1962-2000. The data are organized by the 4-digit Standard International Trade Classification, revision 2, with country codes similar to the United Nations classification. This dataset updates the Statistics Canada World Trade Database (CB-540-001). For this 1962-2000 dataset, the trade flows reported by the importing country are given primacy, whenever they are available, assuming that these are more accurate than reports by the exporters. If the importer report is not available for a country-pair, however, then the corresponding exporter report is used instead. Corrections and additions are made to the United Nations data for trade flows to and from the United States, exports from Hong Kong and China, and imports into many other countries.

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