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Correlates of War Project: International Trade Data, 1870-2006 (ICPSR 24385)

Principal Investigator(s): Barbieri, Katherine, University of South Carolina; Keshk, Omar, Ohio State University; Pollins, Brian, Ohio State University


The International Trade (v2.01) data compiled by the Correlates of War Project is the result of the effort to code trade flows between states (as defined by the Project) for the period 1870-2006. The data include information on both bilateral trade flows and total national imports and exports. Four data files are included with this collection: (1) dyadic trade statistics, (2) national trade statistics, and (3) and (4) supplementary information about dyadic and national trade statistics.

Series: Correlates of War Project Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Dyadic Trade Data (Version 2.01) - Download All Files (462.33 MB) large file
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DS2:  National Trade Data (Version 2.0) - Download All Files (5.467 MB)
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DS3:  Dyadic Trade Supplementary Data (Version 2.01) - Download All Files (543.508 MB) large file
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DS4:  National Trade and Exchange Rate Supplementary Data (Version 2.01) - Download All Files (9.104 MB)
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Study Description


Barbieri, Katherine, Omar Keshk, and Brian Pollins. Correlates of War Project: International Trade Data, 1870-2006. ICPSR24385-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-03-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24385.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24385.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    currencies, developing nations, economic activity, exchange rates, exports, foreign affairs, historical data, imports, international economics, international monetary system, international trade, nations, trade, trade relations

Smallest Geographic Unit:    state

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Western Samoa, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:   

  • 1870--2006

Date of Collection:   

  • 2007--2008

Universe:    Sovereign states, non-state territories, regional trading groups, geographic regions, level of development grouping (e.g., developing states), and "the world".

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, aggregate data, event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Please anticipate that this collection will be updated in the future, as changes and corrections are made to the existing data and additional data are added.

The original comma-separated value data files received from the data producer have been provided for reference.

Additional details about the Correlates of War Project can be found at the Correlates of War Web Site.


Sample:    inap.

Data Source:

Please review the documentation available in the ICPSR codebook for further information about the data sources.


Original ICPSR Release:   2010-03-08



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