International Merchandise Trade Statistics

Concepts and Definitions

Format *
In view of new developments in international merchandise trade, this timely publication presents recommendations on methodology for compiling international merchandise trade statistics. The recommendations also take into account national practices of data compilation, new international agreements regarding customs procedures, and previous methodologies of national accounting and balance of payments statistics. International Merchandise Trade Statistics also provides guidelines on such issues as: coverage of statistics and time of recording; trade system; commodity classifications; valuation; quantity measurement; partner country; and reporting and dissemination.


UN/Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Print ISBN
Print Publication Date
Page Count
Print Sales Number

We do not currently sell e-books on our site however if you'd like to find out where you can purchase one please click here.