Merchandise Trade Statistics
International merchandise trade statistics record all goods which add to (+), or subtract from (-), the stock of material resources of a country by entering (as imports) or leaving (as exports) its economic territory. Goods being transported through a country or temporarily admitted or withdrawn (except for goods for inward or outward processing) are not included in merchandise trade statistics.
DATA EXTRACTION TOOL
Query International Trade Database using the CSO Web Comext Portal
Web Comext enables users to access merchandise trade data in a searchable database format. The result of the extraction will be displayed, but the user can also generate the output file(s) in one (or several) available formats (Excel, CSV, SDMX, Text, PDF, RTF)
Tables and figures
Trinidad and Tobago Import Partners 2019
Trinidad and Tobago is located in the southern Caribbean, northeast of the South American country of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. It is located between 10° 2′ and 11° 12′ N latitude and 60° 30′ and 61° 56′ W longitude. In 2019, Trinidad and Tobago’s main imports partners were the United States, China, Brazil, Netherlands, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, Mexico and Thailand.
International Merchandise Trade Statistics Tables
The following monthly, quarterly and annual analytical/summary trade statistics tables are available for download in spreadsheet xlsx format.
Standard International Trade Classification (SITC)
The Standard international trade classification, abbreviated as SITC, is a product classification of the United Nations (UN) used for external trade statistics, allowing for international comparisons of commodities and manufactured goods. Similarly to the Harmonized System, the SITC uses a standardised coding system to classify traded merchandise. The categories are different from the HS in that it looks at the function and economic uses of the product as opposed to the material composition. The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) maintains the classification revisions.
The SITC is categorised by Sections and further broken down by Divisions and then into Groups.
|Period||ALL SITC||Sections (1-digit)||Divisions (2-digit)||Groups (3-digit)|
Within these tables you will be able to quickly access cumulative aggregate values for each classification and trading partners, enabling you to investigate trends, patterns and relationships. These analytical tables cover trade values and indices for individual countries and regions (e.g. % contribution, country ranking and TT dollar value).
|Period||Trading Partners||HS Totals||SITC Totals||Index|
Harmonised System (HS)
The Harmonized System is a standard coded classification commonly used throughout the world to process goods traded between countries. It is administrated by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and is updated every 5 years. The WCO assigns the first 6 digits of the codes and this cannot be adjusted by any country; however, countries are allowed to add extensions to these 6-digit codes for further clarification/description of certain products in their respective nations.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Customs & Excise Division has opted to add two (2) additional digits to the 6-digit coding classification making our HS classification 8-digits long. HS is categorized by the material composition of the product.
|Period||Chapters (2-digit)||Heading (4-digit)||Sub-heading (6-digit)||Item (8-digit)|
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Methodology and Usefulness
Using Official Statistics for SDGs
Last modified: March 31, 2022