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Trends in International Trade and FDI in Services: a global database of services trade

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  • Joseph Francois


    (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

  • Olga Pindyuk


    (wiiw (Vienna))

  • Julia Woerz


    (Austrian National Bank (OENB))

This paper builds upon an updated database of international trade and FDI in services (Trade in Services Database Ð TSD) to provide an overview of recent trends in volume and modes of trade in services. The database combines, through concordance to a common classification scheme, data from a number of sources on trade and FDI stocks and flows. The re-classification of these data into a broadly comparable BOPS-based classification scheme yields 15 individual service sectors (and 16 sectors for FDI data). The data sources include the OECD, the IMF, Eurostat, and UNCTAD. The time span ranges broadly from 1994-2006, with earlier data available for individual countries. Cross-border trade flows with the world are available for 188 countries, while bilateral data and FDI data are reported by a narrower set of countries. For countries that do not report bilateral trade directly, a partial dataset is included based on mirror flows from reporter countries. On this basis, while only 30 countries report bilateral flows directly, we have at least partial information on bilateral trade flows for 64 countries, and aggregate trade data for up to 188 countries. NOTE the zip archive includes the dataset in STATA9 format, the paper documenting the dataset, and *.do files for producing a mapping to GTAP service sectors and for producing a larger dataset using mirror flows.

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Paper provided by Institue for International and Development Economics in its series IIDE Discussion Papers with number 20090802.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
Handle: RePEc:lnz:wpaper:20090802
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