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:



Explore UNCTAD statistics, weekly updates of our trade and GDP nowcasts, key indicators in Country Profiles and a selection of infographics.





Counting the costs of achieving the Global Goals

Counting the costs of achieving the Global Goals

New data and UNCTAD analysis show how much developing countries need to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.



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. 


Handbook of Statistics
Classic PDF version
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Handbook Web version
eHandbook website


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.

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.


Periodic bulletins

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