Below you can find different resources and links relevant to your research on Southeast Europe.





CEFTA Data Portal

The Portal contains data provided by the CEFTA Parties along four thematic categories – Trade in Goods; Trade in Services; Foreign Direct Investment; and FATS (Foreign Affiliates Trade Statistics). The Portal is currently being populated with data. When completed, the data will cover all CEFTA Parties from the year 2008 onwards, including bilateral as well as extra-regional flows.

Data access and full details on the indicators available is via


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CEFTA Transparency Pack

The Transparency Pack contains information on all types of trade measures applied by the CEFTA Parties. It offers a search facility over four databases:

(a) the CEFTA Trade Portal, containing records of notified of trade related measures, customs procedures, trade licensing, sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary control procedures, technical requirements, border police controls, quotas and customs duties, and public procurement regulations;

(b) the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Database, containing a comprehensive record of the key laws, bylaws and specific measures related to the flow of flow of agricultural goods in the region;

(c) the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Platform, with information on quality Infrastructure, accreditation, standardisation, conformity, etc; 

(d) Market Access Database (MADB), which includes information on recorded market access barriers (including in services) as well as on the trade volume of the product subject to the relevant barriers.

Further details are available at



UNCTAD Trade Statistics

This is perhaps the most comprehensive database on trade, containing detailed information both on trade in goods and on trade in services. Data on trade in services are through the Extended BOPS (balance of payment statistics) classification available at three-four levels of breakdown. Data on trade in goods is available by trading partner and product, based on the three-digit level of the Standard International Trade Classification. Additional data include data on FDI, remittances, population and key economic variables. The database, however, does not report data on Kosovo* (and thus also trade statistics of Serbia should be interpreted with caution), while it also has some breaks in the series (e.g., a shift from BPM5 to BPM6 in 2005/12).  

Data are available through the OECDstat Data Center at


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OECD Data Centre

The OECD maintains a database on trade through its OECDstat Data Center. The data is largely based on UN trade statistics, but it offers also some detail by “end-sue”, with classifications including intermediate goods, household goods and capital goods.

The full database can be accessed at while the “end-use” classification is available at  




UN COMTRADE is a repository of official international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. Data include trade in goods as well as in services, available at different classification systems (HS, SITC, BEC) for detailed product categories and by partner country. 

Data can be accessed through



World Development Indicators Online Database

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. This includes a range of indicators on trade and trade-related issues, as well as data on external debt and financial flows (through the International Debt Statistics (IDS), formerly Global Development Finance (GDF) database).

The WDI database can be accessed at




The EUROSTAT database contains data-series on trade in goods and (via the Balance of Payments statistics) services for all CEFTA Parties except Moldova. However, there is no information about trade by partner country while the data contain many missing observations.

The data can be accessed by following the International Trade Statistics option at the Eurostat portal: Bilateral trade data by partner country and product category dating back to 2002 can be found at  




The Intracen database by the International Trade Centre contains International Trade Statistics covering the period 2001-2017 (but with many missing data especially for early years). This includes both trade in goods (monthly and yearly) and trade in services (yearly) by product group and by partner country. The available data on product level are classified on 2, 4 and 6 digits of the Harmonized System (HS), as well as according to tariff line (10 digits). The database does not include data on Kosovo* (and thus also trade statistics of Serbia should be interpreted with caution).

The data can be accessed via


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CEPII is a French research centre providing expertise and data on the world economy. It offers a comprehensive data portal on a range of issues, from bilateral Geographical Distances and Common Spoken Languages to Export Sophistication and Market Potentials. Trade and International Investment data are through the BACI database, which draws on data originally sources from the United Nations Statistical Division (COMTRADE database).

The BACI data can be accessed via:




The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) maintains an extensive database on trade as well as a range of other indicators, including wages, labour force participation, gross fixed capital formation, domestic finance and others. The data is not freely accessible but researchers have the option to purchase data by series or through a membership fee. Trade data are available by partner country and by commodity groups. There is also a separate FDI database with information on FDI flows and stocks by country of origin and destination.

The wiiw databases can be accessed at



Web sources

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