Merchandise exports and imports dataset of countries along the Belt and Road (1960-2017)

The data set records the merchandise exports and imports of 1960-2017 countries along 65 countries along the belt and road. Merchandise imports show the c.i.f. value of goods received from the rest of the world valued in current U.S. dollars.Merchandise exports show the f.o.b. value of goods offered to the rest of the world valued in current U.S. dollars.Data sources:The data on total imports of goods (merchandise) are from the World Trade Organization (WTO), which obtains data from national statistical offices and the IMF's International Financial Statistics, supplemented by the Comtrade database and publications or databases of regional organizations, specialized agencies, economic groups, and private sources (such as Eurostat, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and country reports of the Economist Intelligence Unit).

The data set contains 2 tables: Merchandise imports (current US$),Merchandise exports (current US$).

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example: 商品进口(现价美元)-Merchandise imports (current US$).xlsx

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XU Xinliang. Merchandise exports and imports dataset of countries along the Belt and Road (1960-2017). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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East: 121.00 West: 4.00
South: 6.00 North: 56.00
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  • Temporal coverage: 1960-01-01 To 2017-12-31
  • Updated time: 2019-07-18
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