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International Trade and Production Database for Estimation (ITPD-E) 

The database contains consistent data on international and domestic trade at the industry level covering agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and services. The ITPD-E is constructed using reported administrative data and intentionally does not include information estimated by statistical techniques, which makes the ITPD-E well suited for estimation of economic models, such as the gravity model of trade.

Release 2 (July 2022)

What's new in this release?

The ITPD-E Release 2 provides the following coverage

  • 1986-2019
    • 1986-2019 for Agriculture
    • 1988-2019 for Manufacturing, Mining and Energy
    • 2000-2019 for Services
  • 265 countries
  • 170 industries

Download the ITPD-E Release 2

Data is in comma-separated (csv) format. The first line of the file contains variable names. The file is compressed (zipped) and has a size of about 600MB. Uncompressed size is about 7GB. Click on additional downloads below for smaller versions of the database and industry concordances.

Click here to download the ITPD-E Release 2

List of variables

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Recommended citation for Release 2 of ITPD-E

Please cite the following two papers:

Borchert, I., Larch, M., Shikher, S., and Yotov, Y. (2022), “The International Trade and Production Database for Estimation - Release 2 (ITPD-E-R02),” USITC Working Paper 2022–07–A.

Borchert, I., Larch, M., Shikher, S., and Yotov, Y. (2021), “The International Trade and Production Database for Estimation (ITPD-E),” International Economics, 166, 140–166.

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Technical documentation for Release 2

Technical documentation for Release 1


Release 1 (May 2020)

The ITPD-E Release 1 provides the following coverage

  • 17 years, 2000-2016
  • 243 countries
  • 170 industries

Download ITPD-E Release 1

Data is in comma-separated (csv) format. The first line of the file contains variable names. The file is compressed (zipped) and has a size of about 300MB. 

Click here to download the ITPD-E Release 1

Recommended citation for Release 1 of ITPD-E

Borchert, I., Larch, M., Shikher, S., and Yotov, Y. (2021), “The International Trade and Production Database for Estimation (ITPD-E)”, International Economics, 166, 140–166.

Learn more about Release 1

Detailed database documentation

Download Stats for Release 1

Between May 2000 (release date) and May 2021:

  • 1,630 downloads
  • 1,412 downloads from unique visitors
  • 4.5 downloads per day on average

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