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2011-03-24Data

Addition of IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT)

The IMF Direction of Trade Statistics provides critical data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners.

The IMF Direction of Trade Statistics provides critical data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. It reports total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level. Total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports are aggregated at national or regional group level. For each reporting country or group, all the trading partners are listed. The corresponding monetary values of total imports and total exports are then provided as time series for each country / trading partner pair. All exports are valued free on board (f.o.b.). Imports are usually reported cost including insurance and freight (c.i.f.) although a small number of countries report imports f.o.b. Area and world aggregates showing trade flows between major areas of the world are presented as well. The DOT database contains detailed time series data from 1980.

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Macrobond also provide IMF International Financial Statics (IFS) and the IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO). The IMF DOTs database can be found directly in the IMF DOT data view and is included in Macrobond’s core product offering.