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CEPII Country Profiles: indicators, databases and classifications


  • Charlotte Emlinger
  • Houssein Guimbard
  • Alix de Saint Vaulry
  • Deniz Ünal


The CEPII Country Profiles put forward an original tool to analyze the insertion of eighty countries in international trade using databases developed by the CEPII. Thus, CHELEM which provides long period trade data since the 1960s in goods and services, GDP and population; MAcMap which estimates the average country’s protection by partners and products; BACI which offers harmonized statistics on values and quantities at a very detailed level of products; and World Trade Flows Characterization (WTFC) which defines type and price range of trade flows, are used to present a consistent set of indicators. Tables and figures are grouped under seven thematic sections: broad patterns; tariff protection; products and partners; comparative advantages; one-way and two-way trade; unit value ranges; and terms of trade. This document specifies the indicators, databases and classifications used in the CEPII Country Profiles. Access to CEPII Country Profiles on Visual Data

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  • Charlotte Emlinger & Houssein Guimbard & Alix de Saint Vaulry & Deniz Ünal, 2016. "CEPII Country Profiles: indicators, databases and classifications," Panorama du CEPII, CEPII research center, issue 2.
  • Handle: RePEc:cii:cepipa:2016-02

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    1. Gaulier, Guillaume & Sztulman, Aude & Ünal, Deniz, 2020. "Are global value chains receding? The jury is still out. Key findings from the analysis of deflated world trade in parts and components," International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 161(C), pages 219-236.

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    Data; Country; international; CHELEM ; MAcMap; BACI;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations


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