Robert C. Feenstra is the Director of the Center for International Data (CID), an organization within the Department of Economics at UC Davis that collects, enhances, creates, and disseminates international economic data. Click on the link below to navigate to the CID website. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please send an email to email@example.com.
The CID webpage includes U.S. tariff data (1972-2001), U.S. import/export data (1972-2006), and United Nations COMTRADE import/export data up to the year 2000, re-organized into what is called the World Trade Flows (WTF) database.
A small part of the WTF database are files that give total bilateral trade between country pairs. While the WTF files report trade disaggregated by SITC (Standard International Trade Classification, version 2), the WTF bilateral files add up across all these manufacturing, mining (including oil) and agricultural goods. Values of bilateral trade in these files are in US $1,000 (nominal, not adjusted for inflation). The WTF bilateral files (up to the year 2016) are available here.
We next provide programs that can be used to convert COMTRADE trade data to the WTF database for years beyond 2000. This is part of a larger project of creating quality-adjusted trade prices, as done by Robert Feenstra and John Romalis,“International Prices and Endogenous Quality” , The Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1, 2014, vol.129 (No.2) pp. 477-527 (stored under “Papers” on this website).
The Stata main program for that larger Feenstra-Romalis project consists of three steps:
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