We work to ensure the numbers add up to inform and improve policy recommendations
Reliable statistics are indispensable for the analysis of international trade, investment and development and the formulation of effective policies to foster inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.
To ensure the impartiality and high quality of UNCTAD's statistics, we apply rigorously:
- Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics,
- United Nations Principles Governing International Statistical Activities, and
- UNCTAD Statistics Quality Assurance Framework.
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Programmes and projects
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.
- International merchandise trade
- International trade in services
- Economic trends
- Maritime transport
Our interactive publications
In addition to the classic publications (.pdf), we are providing interactive and modern online publications.
They are fully interactive tool, including maps and charts, that allow readers to directly access the data associated with each table or chart.
These bulletins are designed to provide regular (monthly, quarterly, annual) overview of the evolution for a selection of topics and indicators.