Friday, September 13, 2013


[IWS] IADB: DATAINTAL (Trade in the Hemisphere DATABASE)

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)


DATAINTAL (Trade in the Hemisphere DATABASE)












DATAINTAL offers users foreign trade data for 2012. With this new information, DATAINTAL completes a homogeneous series on trade in the hemisphere, which begins in 1992 and encompasses thirty-one countries (Latin America and the Caribbean, the US and Canada). This statistical database enables users to make a general search or to opt for eight-to-ten-digit disaggregation. Trade partners can be found by country or be grouped in geographical areas or sub-regional blocks. Trade flow information is expressed in terms of value (thousands of USD) and weight (kg.). The data has been collected from governmental agencies in charge of national statistics and some agencies and organizations working for regional integration.


This system has been developed by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean, INTAL (INT/INL).


With this information, INTAL aims at meeting the needs of researchers, analysts and decision-makers concerned with international trade. Users are provided with a useful tool to process historical and regional trade data, to gauge competition and discover potential new markets.


INTAL started collecting trade data in 1984 for internal use of the Bank. In 1990, the Institute started to make this information available for organizations promoting foreign trade research in several countries in Latin America. In 1998, the first DATAINTAL version was distributed on CD-Rom. In 2001, the first version of DATAINTAL Web was launched on the Internet, with a four-digit tariff nomenclature.


El INTAL comenzó a compilar datos de comercio en 1984 para uso interno del Banco. A partir de 1990, el Instituto inició la distribución de la información en organismos de promoción e investigación de comercio exterior en diversos países de América Latina. En 1998 se distribuyó la primera versión de DATAINTAL en formato CD-Rom. En 2001 se publicó en Internet la primera versión de DATAINTAL Web, que poseía hasta 4 dígitos del nomenclador arancelario.




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