Trade Costs Dataset

The Trade Costs Dataset provides estimates of bilateral trade costs in agriculture and manufactured goods for the 1995-2010 period. It is built on trade and production data collected in 178 countries. Symmetric bilateral trade costs are computed using the Inverse Gravity Framework (Novy 2009), which estimates trade costs for each country pair using bilateral trade and gross national output. Trade costs are available for two sectors: trade in manufactured goods, and agriculture. Energy is excluded.
  • Type

    Time series

  • Periodicity

    Annual

  • Last Updated

    28-Mar-2016

  • Economy Coverage

    WLD, EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SAS, SSA, HIC, LMY, IBRD, IDA

  • Granularity

    National

  • Number of Economies

    178

  • Topic

    Trade

  • Update Frequency

    Annually

  • Update Schedule

    Mid-calendar year

  • Contact Details

    jarvis1@worldbank.org

  • Access Options

    Query tool

  • Attribution/citation

    The World Bank UNESCAP Trade costs Database.

  • Coverage

    1995 - 2013