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Imports of personal protective equipment per capita

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What you should know about this indicator

  • Products included are: "Breathing appliances and gas masks", "Gloves, mittens and mitts (knitted or crocheted)", "Gloves, mittens and mitts (not knitted or crocheted)", "Vulcanized (other than hard rubber), gloves other than surgical gloves", "Plastics in clothing", "Eyewear", "Surgical gloves", and "Textiles".
  • The currency conversion factors used in Comtrade are domestic currency per US Dollar (period average) from IMF.
Imports of personal protective equipment per capita
Total imports of pandemic-related customs (commodity codes: 392620, 401519, 401511, 611610, 621600, 630790, 902000, 900490).
Source
UN Comtrade (2023); Population based on various sources (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
August 10, 2023
Date range
1988–2022
Unit
current US$

Sources and processing

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The United Nations Comtrade database aggregates detailed global annual and monthly trade statistics by product and trading partner for use by governments, academia, research institutes, and enterprises. Data compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division covers approximately 200 countries and represents more than 99% of the world's merchandise trade. Information can be extracted in a variety of formats, including API developer tools for integration into enterprise applications and workflows.

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The conversion factors used in Comtrade are domestic currency per US Dollar (period average) from IMF.

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August 2, 2023
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United Nations, Comtrade Database (accessed online https://comtrade.un.org, 2023).

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March 31, 2023
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“Data Page: Imports of personal protective equipment per capita”, part of the following publication: Saloni Dattani, Lucas Rodés-Guirao, Edouard Mathieu, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2023) - “Pandemics”. Data adapted from UN Comtrade, Various sources. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/imports-of-ppe-related-products-per-capita [online resource]
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UN Comtrade (2023); Population based on various sources (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data

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UN Comtrade (2023); Population based on various sources (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Imports of personal protective equipment per capita” [dataset]. UN Comtrade, “Pandemics imports”; Various sources, “Population” [original data]. Retrieved June 14, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/imports-of-ppe-related-products-per-capita