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September 26, 2008

COMTRADE – data availability of 2006 data, a graph

Filed under: Data Insights, Open Source — howardchong @ 9:47 pm

So, here is when countries reported their 2006 COMTRADE data.

 

Comtrade 2006 data publication dates

Comtrade 2006 data publication dates

Looks like steady reporting starting in Feb of 2007 through Oct of 2007. Another 20 reporters through May 2008. And then a spate in July-Sept 2008. I would GUESS that this is just additional nomenclatures or revisions. (would anyone like to check for me?) This data uses all reporting as of 9/26/2008.

Note: this is a quick and dirty chart. Reporters may have uploaded data twice which gets counted twice. This also collapses all classifications together. But it does answer with moderate precision: most data is available about a year after.

 

The source data is http://comtrade.un.org/db/mr/daYearsNewResults.aspx?nom=all&px=ori

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