PUBLICATIONS: WTO issues new edition of Trade Profiles

For merchandise trade, top exports and imports are broken down by agricultural and non-agricultural categories. For trade in services, data is provided for transport, travel and other commercial services. Statistics on intellectual property, such as patent and trademark applications, are also provided.

The profiles are available for all WTO members and observers as well as for other selected economies, providing a concise overview of global trade.

The publication can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish. Printed copies will be available in November.

Additional data are available through the WTO statistics webpage, the WTO Stats Portal and the WTO Stats Dashboard, a data visualization tool that provides graphical representations of the data presented in Trade Profiles.

Short-term trade data is also available through the WTO Stats Portal. Direct downloads of annual data on merchandise and commercial services trade may be found here.



The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.