The handbook provides readers - decision-makers, policymakers, research specialists, academics, journalists, representatives of civil society, and more - with unparalleled access to cross-country comparable sets of global data.

Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary General UNCTAD

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2019 provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment, maritime transport and development. Reliable statistical information is indispensable for formulating sound policies and recommendations that may commit countries for many years as they strive to integrate into the world economy and improve the living standards of their citizens.

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International merchandise trade

International trade in services

Economic trends


Key figures 2019

World population 7.6 billion
Annual population growth +1.1%

Maritime transport