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World Export Data (WED), 1948-1983 (ICPSR 9116) RSS

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Summary:

This database supplies comprehensive annual tabulations of exports among nearly all nations of the world. Encompassing data on 164 nations, the WED database augments empirical research into bilateral and multilateral flows of exports and trade patterns over time. The data are unique in that they are not restricted to member states of a particular organization such as the International Monetary Fund or the United Nations, and they also contain information on all nations with centrally planned economies. The first two variables in the file represent the nations from which and to which the exports are sent, and the remaining variables represent 36 annual figures on the value of the exports in millions of United States dollars at current prices beginning in 1948 and ending in 1983.

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Citation

Faber, Jan, and Tom Nierop. World Export Data (WED), 1948-1983. ICPSR09116-v1. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Steinmetz Archive/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09116.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research (H43-141, 530-243-030)
  • Foundation for Spatial Research

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   economics, exports, trade

Geographic Coverage:   Global

Time Period:  

  • 1948--1983

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986-01-11--1987-09-30

Universe:   Annual export figures from all nations of the world.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) International Monetary Fund. DIRECTION OF TRADE STATISTICS, (2) United Nations. YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE STATISTICS, (3) P. Marer. SOVIET AND EAST-EUROPEAN FOREIGN TRADE, 1946-1969, (4) B.R. Mitchell. EUROPEAN HISTORICAL STATISTICS, 1750-1975, (5) State Statistical Bureau of the PCR. STATISTICAL YEARBOOK OF CHINA, 1981-1983

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