Industry and globalisation

Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use Category


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The Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-Use (BTDIxE) was first released at the end of 2011 with the aim of highlighting international flows of intermediate goods. It proved to be an efficient tool widely used by trade analysts. This database is mainly drawn from the UNSD’s Comtrade Database and uses historical data from the OECD's International Trade by Commodity Statistics (ITCS). In both underlying sources, values and quantities of imports and exports are compiled by partner country and according to detailed product classifications (lately Harmonised System (HS) 2017).

The database was re-designed over 2013 so that balanced bilateral trade flows could be constructed and used, together with national Supply-Use and Input-Output tables, as an input into the OECD’s Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) system, the principle source of the OECD 2018 edition of Trade in Value Added (TiVA) indicators.

BTDIxE consists in valuesof imports and exports of goods, presented by reporting and partner countries / economies, and broken down by industrial activities as well as by end-use categories. Estimates are expressed in nominal terms, i.e. in current US dollars, and are published in the form of time-series. The database presents more than a hundred reporters and partners, including all OECD member countries, the G20 and a wide range of non-member economies.

Trade flows are divided into nine categories of goods, of which the three main end-uses  capital goods, intermediate inputs and consumption, and broken down by economic activities based upon the International Standard Industrial Classification, Revision 4 (ISIC Rev. 4).

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BTDIxE includes more than 100 countries (reporters and partners) covering all OECD members and a selection of non-OECD economies.

Time-series go up to year 2017 in most cases. The latest year covered in the database is subject to availability of underlying product-based annual trade statistics.

Further information can be found in BTDIxE documentation (to be revised soon).



BTDIxE industry list is based on ISIC classification and is compatible with other OECD data sets such as:


Old editions of BTDIxE (and BTD) are available in the STAN Archives section on OECD.Stat.


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