These links are just selections of certain major gateways to information. Use a site like the UN Directory of National Statistical Offices to locate statistics from countries that are not on this list. Also, Google is your friend when searching for specific data series. For general searching, keep it simple - a country, topic, and "statistics" works well (e.g. "China Export Statistics" as your search term). Print statistical reports and subscription statistical databases may be located by searching QuickSearch for "Statistics" and a subject term.
Unsure where to start? Try these comprehensive compilations of official data.
The following are some specialized sources for international trade:
COMTRADE (UN) provides International Merchandise Trade Statistics and related data. Detailed imports and exports by product and country.
WTO International Trade and Tariff Data includes WTO Trade Statistics and comprehensive tariff data by Harmonized System code.
WITS (World Integrated Trade Solution) developed by the World Bank, this database allows access to COMTRADE, TRAINS (UN tariff data), IDB and CTS databases (additional tariff databases).
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