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Direction of trade statistics (DOTS)

Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) is accessible from the IMF e-LIBRARY.

World and area tables present (1) world aggregates comprising all countries, including about 26 small countries for which individual country tables are not presented in the quarterly issues, (2) industrial country aggregates derived from the figures for the 23 countries classified as industrial countries, (3) developing countries aggregates and subgroups, namely, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Western Hemisphere, and (4) European Union aggregates. 

The Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) Historical database on CD-ROM presents figures from 1948 to 1980.

Data creator: 
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Distributor: 
Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund, Publication Services
Time period: 
1948-present
Periodicity: 
monthly, quarterly, annual
Mode of data collection: 

Process-produced

Extent of file: 
1 data file per month (number of logical records varies); accompanying documentation
Notes: 

No comprehensive estimation methods were used for the periods before 1981. In addition, the coverage of countries was different as explained in detail in A Guide to the Direction of Trade Statistics (1993). Aggregates for world and areas are available, based on mainly reported data and some pproximate estimations. Therefore data prior to 1981 should be used with caution.

Original dissemination medium: CD ROM. CD ROMs can be consulted in person at the Map & Data Library

Access status: 
Restricted
Access conditions and restrictions: 

University of Toronto students staff and faculty

CD number: 
1369 (Jun 2013)
1368 (May 2013)
1367 (Apr 2013)
1366 (Mar 2013)
1365 (Feb 2013)
1364 (Jan 2013)
1363 (Dec 2012)
1362 (Nov 2012)
1361 (Oct 2012)
1360 (Sep 2012)
1359 (Aug 2012)
1341 (Aug 2011)
1340 (Jul 2011)
1344 (Jun 2011)
1345 (May 2011)
1346 (Apr 2011)
1347 (Mar 2011)
1302 (Feb 2011)
1169 (Feb 2010)
1219 (Jan 2010)
1218 (Dec 2009)
1217 (Nov 2009)
1152 (Oct 2009)
1151 (Sep 2009)
1049 (Aug 2009)
1012 (Jul 2009)
1008 (Jun 2009)
1007 (May 2009)
374 (Apr 2009)
366 (Feb 2009)
353 (Jan 2009)
352 (Dec 2008)
342 (Nov 2008)
319 (Oct 2008)
286 (Sep 2008)
256 (Jul 2008)
186 (Jun 2008)
255 (Jun 2008 cop.2)
148 (May 2008)
124 (Apr 2008)
185 (Mar 2008)
184 (Feb 2008)
1025 (Historical Database 1948-1980)