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.

UNCTAD is committed to statistical excellence and making available high quality, independent statistics to inform research, debate and decision-making. The quality of the statistics compiled and disseminated by UNCTAD is supported by the UNCTAD Statistics Quality Assurance Framework.

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In focus

 

Statistics and SDGs

 

 

The purpose of the SDG Pulse is to highlight recent trends in sustainable development and UNCTAD’s work to support the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures 2016

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).

DGFF2016 pdf
DGFF2016 website
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Quick links: 2016 | 2012 | 2008 | 2004

 

Statistics capacity building

UNCTAD, in cooperation with other UN agencies, development banks and international organizations, assists national statistical organizations in developing countries with the collection, compilation and dissemination of their statistics. UNCTAD also pioneers and develops new statistical concepts and methodologies in cooperation with expert stakeholders and member states.

At all times, UNCTAD coordinates technical cooperation activities with donors and other organizations to avoid duplication of work and to encourage complementarity and synergies.

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Featured publications

Bulletins

These bulletins are designed to provide regular (monthly, quarterly, annual) overview of the evolution for a selection of topics and indicators.

Other statistical publications

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy: Trade tensions, implications for developing countries 2018
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade: The Status of World Trade 2017 pdf
Key statistics and trends in trade policy
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Quick links: 2018 | 2017 | 2016
Key statistics and trends in international trade
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Quick links: 2017 | 2016 | 2015

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.

UNCTADStat Data Center 
UNCTADStat Country profiles 
UNCTADStat Infographics 

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Handbook of Statistics

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics provides users with access to internationally comparable sets of data, in addition to facilitating the work of the UNCTAD secretariat. The Handbook also presents a summary overview of the statistical time series available from UNCTADstat.

UNCTAD HBS2018 pdf
UNCTAD HBS2017 website
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Quick links: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

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

La croissance des exportations mondiales de marchandises pourrait atteindre 10,4 % en 2018
En tête des principaux exportateurs de biens : les économies en transition (+24%) et l’Afrique (+16%)

05 décembre 2018

Engaging Civic Statistics: A Call for Action

​Steve MacFeely, Head of Statistics and Information at UNCTAD, presented at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, "Prerequisites to understanding Official Statistics: Some educational implications" in Berlin on 27 & 28 August, 2018.

30 août 2018

UNCTAD has taken another important step forward towards modernizing its statistics

UNCTAD has modernized the dissemination and visualization of UNCTAD statistics, launching an electronic version (or eHandbook) to complement the traditional PDF version.

23 avril 2018

The Handbook of Statistics is now available online

​We are proud to announce the first electronic version of our Handbook of Statistics previously only available on paper and PDF format.

16 avril 2018

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