Trade analysis

We monitor trends and provide evidence-based analysis to make international trade an engine for sustainable development.

Global trade update

Global trade update report cover pageThis quarterly report provides insight on key trends in world trade. It provides up-to-date analysis on the evolution of imports and exports for different regions and economic sectors, and provides short-term forecasts.

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World tariff profiles

World tariff profiles publication cover

A joint publication of the WTO, International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories.

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World economic situation and prospects

World Economic Situation and Prospects cover photoJointly produced by DESA, UNCTAD and the five UN Regional Commissions. The publication provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues.

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Policy issues on international trade and commodities

Policy issues on international trade and commodities cover imageUNCTAD study series on emerging issues in international trade. A particular focus is placed on market access conditions facing developing countries, such as tariff barriers, preferential tariffs, and impact of non-tariff measures.

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