Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use (BTDIxE), ISIC Rev.4
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STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use category (BTDIxE) provides values of imports and exports of goods broken down by industrial sectors and by end-use categories. BTDIxE was designed to extend the BTD database which provided bilateral trade in goods by industry only. BTDIxE allows, for example, insights into the patterns of trade in intermediate goods between countries to track global production networks and supply chains, and it helps to address policy issues such as trade in value added and trade in tasks.

The database presents estimates of bilateral flows (imports and exports) of goods from 1990 to the latest available year; 2015 is included when available (the latest year shown is subject to the availability of underlying product-based annual trade statistics).
Reporters are the OECD member countries and a large number of Non-OECD economies, including the BRIICS: Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, People's Republic of China and South Africa; other selected G20 and Asian economies; as well as major African nations. A snapshot of the database's coverage is available in
BTDIxE major reporters.

It should be noted that starting from mid-2012, the OECD and the United Nations agreed to centralise the data collection and processing procedures within UNSD Comtrade.

The list of partners covers the OECD countries, more than a hundred of Non-member economies as well as the partners World, Rest of the World and Unspecified.
Trade flows are divided into economic activities based on the Revision 4 of ISIC, and 9 end-use categories including capital goods, intermediate goods and household consumption.

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June 2017

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Users should bear in mind that in BTDIxE, mirror flows often do not match between two countries. In other terms, the export values from country A to country B (reported by country A) may well not agree with the import values to country B from country A (reported by country B). Although asymmetries exist for almost all trade flows, the differences observed may be relatively small. In a few cases however, the discrepancy can be significant for some particular reporter-partner pairs.
More discussion about mirror statistics is available in the OECD Statistics Brief, October 2001.

BTDIxE data can be downloaded in the form of flat files from the OECD.STAT export menu: go to "Export" and "Ready-Made Files".

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Values of exports and imports of goods are provided in thousands of current US dollars.

End-use shares are expressed in percentage of total category for each industry.

Imports are measured c.i.f and exports measured f.o.b.

Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use (BTDIxE), ISIC Rev.4Abstract

STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use category (BTDIxE) provides values of imports and exports of goods broken down by industrial sectors and by end-use categories. BTDIxE was designed to extend the BTD database which provided bilateral trade in goods by industry only. BTDIxE allows, for example, insights into the patterns of trade in intermediate goods between countries to track global production networks and supply chains, and it helps to address policy issues such as trade in value added and trade in tasks.

The database presents estimates of bilateral flows (imports and exports) of goods from 1990 to the latest available year; 2015 is included when available (the latest year shown is subject to the availability of underlying product-based annual trade statistics).
Reporters are the OECD member countries and a large number of Non-OECD economies, including the BRIICS: Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, People's Republic of China and South Africa; other selected G20 and Asian economies; as well as major African nations. A snapshot of the database's coverage is available in BTDIxE major reporters.

It should be noted that starting from mid-2012, the OECD and the United Nations agreed to centralise the data collection and processing procedures within UNSD Comtrade.

The list of partners covers the OECD countries, more than a hundred of Non-member economies as well as the partners World, Rest of the World and Unspecified.
Trade flows are divided into economic activities based on the Revision 4 of ISIC, and 9 end-use categories including capital goods, intermediate goods and household consumption.

BTDIxE documentationhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=db540d04-107d-4dc8-bbb4-ae6b4ea36cdf
Unit of measure used

Values of exports and imports of goods are provided in thousands of current US dollars.

End-use shares are expressed in percentage of total category for each industry.

Imports are measured c.i.f and exports measured f.o.b.

Date last updated

June 2017

Contact person

Users are invited to send their comments, questions, or to report any apparent errors regarding this database to stan.contact@oecd.org mentioning BTDIxE in the title of their message.

Other data characteristics

Users should bear in mind that in BTDIxE, mirror flows often do not match between two countries. In other terms, the export values from country A to country B (reported by country A) may well not agree with the import values to country B from country A (reported by country B). Although asymmetries exist for almost all trade flows, the differences observed may be relatively small. In a few cases however, the discrepancy can be significant for some particular reporter-partner pairs.
More discussion about mirror statistics is available in the OECD Statistics Brief, October 2001.

BTDIxE data can be downloaded in the form of flat files from the OECD.STAT export menu: go to "Export" and "Ready-Made Files".