DATASET

Strategic Trade Atlas Data 2012-2016

Collection: STA : Strategic Trade Atlas 

Description

The slice of world trade data underlying the Strategic Trade Atlas is made available here, covering the trade period 2012-2016. The data is published in three sets. The first, named Strategic Trade Atlas Data, is the main set. It includes trade flow data between countries in strategic commodities over time. The second set, named Strategic Commodities RCA Data, provides the estimation of the Revealed Comparative Advantage by countries in the trade of strategic commodities for the time period of reference. The third set, named Total Trade Data, includes trade measures by countries in all commodities (strategic and non strategic). This is of use to compute the share of strategic trade versus all trade.

Contact

Email
cristina.versino (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • Cristina Versino
  • Peter Heine
  • Julie Carrera
  • Stefano Martino

How to cite

Versino, Cristina; Heine, Peter; Carrera, Julie; Martino, Stefano (2018): Strategic Trade Atlas Data 2012-2016. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/68002410-9be4-4f6d-8dc4-1c3b6904ca40

Keywords

dual-use export control harmonized system strategic trade non-proliferation military

Data access

Strategic Trade Atlas Data, CSV
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  • The compressed CSV file contains about 2.1 Millions of trade records. A record contains the following fields: REPORTER (country reporting trade, expressed in full text name, as well as ISO2 and ISO3 country codes); PARTNER (country partner in trade, expressed in full text name, as well as ISO2 and ISO3 country codes); FLOW of trade (import, export); PERIOD of trade (a year); COMMODITY CODE and COMMODITY DESCRIPTION (expressed in the Harmonized System); STRATEGIC COMMODITY SHORT DESCRIPTION; Trade VALUE USD and QUANTITY KG.

Total Trade Data, CSV
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  • The compressed CSV file contains 2208 records about the total trade by countries measured on the aggregation of all commodities. A record contains the following fields: REPORTER (country reporting trade, expressed in full text name, as well as ISO2 and ISO3 country codes); FLOW of trade (import, export); PERIOD of trade (a year); Trade VALUE USD and QUANTITY KG.

Strategic Commodities RCA Data, CSV
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  • The compressed CSV file contains 93474 records about the Revealed Comparative Advantage by countries measured on the trade of strategic commodities. A record contains the following fields: REPORTER (country reporting trade, expressed in full text name, as well as ISO2 and ISO3 country codes); FLOW of trade (import, export); PERIOD of trade (a year); STRATEGIC COMMODITY SHORT DESCRIPTION; RCA VALUE USD (the Revealed Comparative Advantage measured on the value of trade); RCA QUANTITY KG (the Revealed Comparative Advantage measured on the quantity of trade); NRCA VALUE USD (the Normalized Revealed Comparative Advantage measured on the value of trade); NRCA QUANTITY KG (the Normalized Revealed Comparative Advantage measured on the quantity of trade).

Publications

Publication
Strategic Trade Atlas: Country-Based Views
Versino, C., Heine, P. and Carrera, J., Strategic Trade Atlas: Country-Based Views, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92-79-84030-2 (online),978-92-79-84029-6 (print), JRC111470.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Publication page 
  • Abstract

    A Strategic Trade Atlas was developed to promote understanding of global trade flows of strategic goods, i.e., goods of militarily strategic value, including dual-use goods. This Atlas provides macroscopic graphical representations of global trade flows classified under Harmonized System (HS) codes associated by the World Customs Organization with strategic commodities. The profiles provide readily understandable representations of strategic commodity-related imports and exports classified under these HS codes, based on data originally reported to and made publicly available by the United Nations Statistical Division, then processed to reconcile trade asymmetries by the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales. This and other high quality, statistically relevant data sources exist, but are largely untapped resources for strategic trade control purposes. Efforts to promote and facilitate use of trade data should enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic trade control efforts.

Publication
Strategic Trade Atlas: Commodity-Based Views
Versino, C., Heine, P. and Carrera, J., Strategic Trade Atlas: Commodity-Based Views, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92-79-84031-9 (online),978-92-79-84032-6 (print), JRC111471.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Publication page 
  • Abstract

    A Strategic Trade Atlas was developed to promote understanding of global trade flows of strategic goods, i.e., goods of militarily strategic value, including dual-use goods. This Atlas provides macroscopic graphical representations of global trade flows classified under Harmonized System (HS) codes associated by the World Customs Organization with strategic commodities. The profiles provide readily understandable representations of strategic commodity-related imports and exports classified under these HS codes, based on data originally reported to and made publicly available by the United Nations Statistical Division, then processed to reconcile trade asymmetries by the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales. This and other high quality, statistically relevant data sources exist, but are largely untapped resources for strategic trade control purposes. Efforts to promote and facilitate use of trade data should enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic trade control efforts.

Geographic areas

World

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2012-01-01 2016-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2019-02-14
Modified date
2019-02-20
Issued date
2018-04-20
Landing page
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/strategic-trade-atlas-country-based-views-0 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Economy and finance, Science and technology
Update frequency
annual
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/68002410-9be4-4f6d-8dc4-1c3b6904ca40
Popularity
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