International Government Information

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

Alternative Titles
UNCTAD TRAINS, UN COMTRADE, WITS
Description

World integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) gives access to international merchandise trade and protection related data and offers built-in analytical tools allowing users to assess the impact of tariff changes. WITS provide users with capabilities to retrieve and analyze trade and tariff data; convert data between different nomenclatures; customize country and product groups; and download data. WITS also includes simulation tool to calculate the impact of tariff changes on trade flows (trade creation and diversion), tariff revenues, and consumer welfare using partial equilibrium modeling tools.

 

The World Bank, in close collaboration and consultation with the various International Organizations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), has developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). This software accesses and retrieves information on trade and tariffs which is compiled by the following international organizations:

 

  • The United Nation Statistics Division (UNSD) Commodity Trade (UN COMTRADE) Data Base contains merchandise trade exports and imports by detailed commodity and partner country. Values are recorded in US dollars along with a variety of quantity measures. The Database includes information for over 170 countries, some of which have been reporting these types of statistics to the United Nations since 1962.The data are recorded according to various internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) contains information on Imports, Tariffs, Para-Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures for 119 countries. The data on tariffs, para-tariffs and non-tariff measures are available at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs (i.e., at the tariff line level). The data are recorded according to three internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB) contains imports by commodity and partner country and MFN applied and where available preferencial tariffs, at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs. the Consolidated Tariff Schedule Data Base (CTS) contains WTO bound tariffs, Initial Negotiating Rights (INR) and other indicators. The CTS reflects the concessions made by countries during goods negotiations (e.g., the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations). The IDB and CTS are practical working tools and there are no implications as to the legal status of the information contained therein.

 

New user needs to create personal account to access data (no fee required).

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30253
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

International Historical Statistics

Alternative Titles
IHS
Description
International Historical Statistics includes a wide variety of economic, population, labor, education, transportation data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania. 
 
The data covers 260 years (1750-2010). Users will find the ability to conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries particularly valuable. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files.
 
 

 

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
AFRICA, ASIA, OCEANIA; THE AMERICAS; and EUROPE from 1750-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30148
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Economist Intelligence Unit Cancellation

Our subscription to the Economist Intelligence Unit, including EIU Country Indicators, will end on March 30, 2013.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

EIU has been provided by Kresge Business Library.  The Kresge Library suggests these alternatives to EIU after 3/30/13:

Country Overview Reports (available across the U of M)


Economic Data Sources (available across the UofM)

 

Page maintained by Jennifer Nason Davis
Last modified: 03/27/2013

II Journal

Alternative Titles
International Institute Journal
Description

The International Institute Journal is an open-access serial produced jointly by the University of Michigan's International Institute (II) and Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS), and published online by MPublishing at the University of Michigan Library. The II Journal is published twice a year, and includes features on cultural change, language, literature, communications technology, political and economic development, human rights, and global security. It aims to be relevant across regions and accessible to a broad audience.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11923
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

OECD iLibrary

Alternative Titles
Source OECD SourceOECD OECD i Library
ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Description

Online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes full-text of all books, papers, 24 periodicals and OECD statistical databases. Includes access to International Energy Agency (IEA) statistical databases and books.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Numeric Data
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11097
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Peace Research Abstracts (EBSCO)

Description

THis database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 115,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10555
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Africa Development Indicators

Alternative Titles
Africa Development Indicators (ADI)
ADI
African Development Indicators
Description

Africa Development Indicators contains over 1,600 indicators and time series from 1961 to the present for 53 countries. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. The ADI Data Availability Query shows where data is available for a given country, series, and year. It contains the value "1" for available data and ".." for missing data.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
1961-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10551
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

UN ODS

Alternative Titles
United Nations Optical Disk System ; UNODS online
Official Document System of the United Nations
Official document system of the United Nations ; United Nations Official Documents
Description
Comprises the full text of all United Nations parliamentary documents since 1993 and resolutions issued since 1946. In addition to parliamentary documentation, all currently valid United Nations administrative issuances (ST/AI/-, ST/IC/- and ST/SGB/-) are included in the database. Does not include press releases or sales publications.
Type
Database
Coverage
1946-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10425
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

FBIS: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Alternative Titles
Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1996
FBIS
Description

Provides CIA translations of newswires and broadcast services from around the world in full-text from 1941-1996.

"The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence." -- Readex.

For full text after 1996, see World News Connection.

FBIS available on microfiche in the Graduate Library, MICRO-F X208 to X215.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1941 - 1996 Covers eight regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean, Middle/Near East, North American and South America.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10309
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Government Finance Statistics (GFS)

Alternative Titles
Government Finance Statistics
GFS
IMF Stats, IMF Statistical Databases, International Monetary Fund
Description

GFS Online contains detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expense, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities of general government and its subsectors as reported by member countries going back to 1990.

No "sign in" is necessary to view content. If individual users want to download data, please create a personal account. 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1990-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10305
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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