The World Bank Trade and Production database contains trade, production and tariff data for 67 developing and developed countries at the industry level over the period 1976-1999. The sector disaggregation in the database follows the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) and is provided at the 3 digit level (28 industries) for 67 countries and at the 4 digit level (81 industries) for 24 of these countries. The sources of the production data are the CD-ROM versions of UNIDO's Industrial Statistics Database at the 3 and 4 digit level of the ISIC classifications. It includes data on value added, total output, average wages, capital formation, number of employees, number of female employees, and number of firms. The source of the trade data is United Nations Statistics Department's Comtrade database (through World Bank's World Integrated Trade Solultion (WITS) software) and it includes imports and exports. Mirror exports (reported by other trading partners) were obtained using WITS. Trade data is aggregated by region and income levels according to World Bank definitions. A separate dataset is provided as well that includes bilateral trade flows (by partner) at the industry level. The sources of MFN average tariffs are UNCTAD's Trains database and WTO's Trade Policy Reviews and Integrated Data Base (IDB). An input-output table using data from GTAP 4 is also provided for each country.
Only the bilateral datasets are available at this time.
On econ.bc.edu: data sets in Stata format starting from 1976 - 1999.
Data sets are accessible in
All the data sets are in Stata format (.dta). To access the files you need to connect through the University network so that you can access econ.bc.edu.
An easy way to use the data through Stata is using the instruction:
If the file you want to access is CANbilateral.dta, you need to type in Stata:
If you wish to use the files in another statistical package, use Stat/Transfer (st) on econ.bc.edu to convert the .dta file to SPSS, SAS, etc. Internal help is available from st.