WLD, EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SAS, SSA, HIC, LMY, IBRD, IDA
Number of Economies
The World Bank UNESCAP Trade costs Database.
1995 - 2015
Trade Costs Dataset
The Trade Costs Dataset provides estimates of bilateral trade costs in agriculture and manufactured goods for the 1995-2015 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.