Statistics is an inherent part of UNCTAD: we validate and compile a wide range of data collected from national and international sources to provide you with reliable statistics to facilitate analyses of the most urgent and emerging issues.

UNCTAD's statistical work is in conformity with the Principles Governing International Statistical Activities.

Data center

The Data center gives access to more than 150 time series covering a wide range of topics and built upon common rules and harmonized production processes. Most of the time series cover long periods for almost all economies of the world as well as more than 150 ready-to-use analytical country groupings.

Tables are regularly updated and classified by subject area (Trade, investment, maritime transport, etc.) for easier navigation. Our data browser facilitates easy selection and reorganization of data, the construction of bespoke tables or graphic presentations, as well as personalized functionalities and extraction options.


Our country profiles are selections of key economic statistics by country. They include a wide range of internationally comparable indicators allowing users to compare statistics across countries. Most of the selected indicators are available in our Data center.

  • General profile

    This profile provides a basic snapshot of a country's economic and financial situation, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.

  • Maritime profile

    This thematic profile provides a basic snapshot of a country's situation regarding maritime transport and international trade, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.