About

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) presents this bilingual interactive platform, in English and Arabic, to users interested in foreign trade data on Arab countries. The platform provides complete time series starting from 2012, standardized using the Harmonized System (HS 2017) at the 6-digit level of detail. Users can visualize official data in an aggregated or detailed format and process it by country, economic grouping, trade flow, year, HS level and major commodity group, or for the Arab region as a whole. When official data are not available for a specific year, secondary national resources are used, in addition to mirrored country data from the United Nations International Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) and estimates prepared by the Economic Statistics Section at ESCWA. The platform is updated quarterly, with data uploaded to replace estimates.

For feedback, comments, assistance or questions regarding the database, please contact Mr. Ali Kalash (ali.kalash@un.org) in the Economic Statistics Section at ESCWA.

Data Sources

Algeria United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
Bahrain Information & eGovernment Authority
Comoros United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
Djibouti United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
Egypt Central agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics
Iraq Central Statistical Organization
Jordan Department of Statistics
Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau
Lebanon Central Administration of Statistics
Libya Bureau of Statistics and Census
Mauritania United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
Morocco Morocco Foreign Trade Database
Oman National Centre for Statistics and Information
State of Palestine Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Qatar Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
Saudi Arabia General Authority for Statistics
Somalia United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
Sudan United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
Syrian Arab Republic Central Bureau of Statistics
Tunisia National Institute of Statistics
United Arab Emirates Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
Yemen United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
UN Comtrade United Nations Statistics Division - Comtrade database
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