UNCTAD’s nowcasts are data and model-based predictions of global trade and GDP period over period growth. The latest data available and data revisions are fed into models on a weekly basis to update and revise the nowcasts and provide insight on current economic and trade conditions well before final figures are published with several months’ delay.
SDG Pulse 2022
The fourth edition of SDG Pulse is now available. The purpose of this report is to: provide an update on the evolution of a selection of official SDG indicators and complementary data and statistics; provide an update on progress in the development of new concepts and methodologies for SDG indicators for which UNCTAD is a global custodian agency; and to showcase how UNCTAD is supporting member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
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.
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.