Data

Trade as a share of GDP

What you should know about this indicator

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Source
Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
May 20, 2024
Next expected update
May 2025
Date range
1960–2022
Unit
% of GDP

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

Retrieved on
May 20, 2024
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World Bank's World Development Indicators (WDI).

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Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Trade as a share of GDP” [dataset]. World Bank and OECD, “World Development Indicators” [original data]. Retrieved July 13, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/trade-as-share-of-gdp