STATISTICS

Statistics is an inherent part of UNCTAD. Being the United Nations’ focal point for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development, UNCTAD compiles, validates and processes a wide range of data collected from national and international sources.

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Statistics and SDGs

The UNCTAD Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures 2016 is dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 (2030 Agenda Declaration).

UNCTAD is responsible for dealing with economic and sustainable development issues with a focus on trade, finance, investment and technology. Through these actions, UNCTAD contributes to progress on 52 specific Sustainable Development Goal targets, grouped under 10 of the 17 SDGs.

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Statistics capacity building

UNCTAD assists national statistical agencies in developing and transition countries in their data collection and dissemination efforts. In cooperation with UN agencies, development banks and other international organisations, such as Eurostat. UNCTAD coordinates technical cooperation activities with donors and other organisations to avoid duplication of work and to encourage complementarity and synergy. For this purpose UNCTAD contributes to the Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS) maintained by Paris21, which provides a snapshot of support to statistical capacity development worldwide and, thus, is a valuable tool for collaboration building among statistical international organisations.

  • UEMOA - International Trade in Services Statistics
  • E-learning Tool on international trade in services statistics

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Inter-Agency initiatives

UNCTAD assists national statistical agencies in developing and transition countries in their data collection and dissemination efforts. In cooperation with UN agencies, development banks and other international organisations, such as Eurostat, capacity-building initiatives are carried out in various areas.

There are several common ongoing projects in the area of data quality improvement, statistics dissemination and communication, education:

  • Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
  • United Nations Statistical Commission
  • Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development
  • Inter-agency Task Force on International Trade Statistics (TFITS)
  • Inter-agency Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS)

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Explore UNCTAD statistics in our data centre, compare key indicators from countries all over the world in our Country Profiles and discover a selection of key facts in our infrographic library.

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UNCTADStat Country profiles 
UNCTADStat Infographics 

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Fact sheets

These fact sheets are designed to provide a short summary overview for a selection of topics or an introduction to a selection of indicators. The topic factsheets are typically taken from the Handbook of Statistics where accompanying tables can be found.

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News

Trade and Development in Numbers: UNCTAD Handbook Offers Crucial Economic Data for Global Decision-Makers
UNCTAD has launched its annual Handbook of Statistics in a new, user-friendly format to celebrate its fiftieth year of publication. The 2017 edition has been overhauled entirely to make it shorter and easier to read, and features a wealth of maps, charts, and infographics.

05 diciembre 2017

World Development Information Day - October 24

​The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them (resolution 3038 (XXVII)).

24 octubre 2017

World Standards Day, October 14, 2017

​Every year on 14 October, members of the international community celebrate World Standards Day, as a way of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of all those who develop the technical agreements that are published as international standards.

14 octubre 2017

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