The COVID-19 pandemic has a major impact on the economy, especially on trade, travel and transport. International agencies led by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are collaborating to provide policy relevant high-frequency indicators for international trade, air travel and maritime transport. Because timeliness and frequency are essential to inform policy makers and society in a rapidly changing economic situation, the data shown in the dashboards below are more of an experimental nature.
Statistics New Zealand publishes daily trade from 1 February to the most recent week. It compares 2020 values with those from previous years, to show the potential impacts of COVID-19 since its outbreak in late 2019. The original intent was to focus on New Zealand’s relationship with China, but as the impact is now worldwide, the coverage will be broadened with each release.
WCO has issued a non-exhaustive list according to HS codes for medical supplies that should be particularly facilitated during the COVID-19 crisis. It consists of the following group of products: I. COVID-19 Test kits/ Instruments and apparatus used in Diagnostic Test, II. Protective garments and the like, III. Thermometers, IV. Disinfectants/Sterilization products, V. Other medical devices such as Computed tomography (CT) scanners, VI. Medical Consumables
UN Comtrade is a repository of official international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. Data users can query the latest monthly trade data with a month delay (as of today, data of February 2020 for several countries are already available). Thanks to timely monthly data, UN Comtrade can provide an early indication of COVID-19 impact on international trade. Besides, UN Comtrade offers Public Data API which enables automation of data extraction for further data analysis or transformation. Extended data items such as mode of transport or the second partner country are already accessible via the interface or API.
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- Collaborative Dashboards on Trade, Travel and Transport
International agencies led by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are collaborating to provide policy relevant high-frequency indicators for international trade, air travel and maritime transport. View DashboardCost: FREE