Oceans and seas cover over two-thirds of the earth's surface and can play a major role in contributing to achieving sustainable development, economic growth, and livelihoods.The identification of sustainable ocean economy sectors and their respective Harmonized System codes was conducted in the UNCTAD report ‘Towards a harmonized international trade classification for the development of sustainable ocean-based economies’.
We are pleased to announced that a report on Ocean trade is now available in our Data Center.
Trade and Biodiversity
Trade is an indispensable part of sustainable development and sustainable trade can contribute to achieving biodiversity objectives. Trade data can tell us on progress towards biodiversity-friendly trade.
We are pleased to announced that Trade and Biodiversity tables are now available in UNCTADstat Data Center.
To fully understand this new dataset, tables are accompanied by a Methodological disclaimer.
New video tutorials
We are pleased to announced that new UNCTADstat video tutorials have been released.
Want to learn how to extract data from our Data Center? How to create custom groups or save private reports?
Check out these tutorials to see how to better use our Data Center. These tutorials will help you to get familiar with UNCTADstat Data center usage, basic options as well as advanced features.
Handbok of statistics 2021
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2021 provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment, maritime transport and development.
With the release of 2020 data, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are evident in a myriad of indicators in this 2021 edition. The handbook accordingly provides a wide overview of the consequences of the pandemic across a variety of sectors. As in previous editions, several nowcasts for the current year are included.
Indicators explained #5
With "Indicators explained" you will learn more about a selection of indicators we compile and how they should be interpreted.
Our issue 5 focuses on the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI is an index representing the current price level of things that consumers typically use. It compares the price of a fixed, representative "basket" of consumer goods/services to the price of that same basket at an arbitrary base period. A high CPI indicates a high general price level.
These fact sheets provide a short summary overview for a selection of topics.
International merchandise trade
Commodity Price Indices
The average price of commodities, as measured by the UNCTAD Commodity Price Index (UCPI), decreased by 5.8 per cent from March to April 2022. In April 2022, the index was 60.8 per cent higher than 12 months earlier.
Trade in services
In the last quarter of 2021, total services exports increased by 20% year-on-year (YoY). Travel grew by 73% and transport by 47%. Other services, generally less affected by the pandemic, marked 10% YoY increase in Q4.