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World Trade Indicators 2008 http://www.worldbank.org/wti2008. Ravindra A. Yatawara Data Day at the WTO May 18 th - May 19 th to 2009 Geneva, Switzerland. What is the WTI Project?. Comprehensive database of trade-related indicators of policy and performance

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World Trade Indicators 2008http://www.worldbank.org/wti2008

Ravindra A. Yatawara

Data Day at the WTO

May 18th - May 19th to 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

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What is the WTI Project?

  • Comprehensive database of trade-related indicators of policy and performance
      • Yearly data from 1995-2008 (thanks to ITC for 2005-08)
      • Information on other trade databases and links
  • Online Tool- Benchmarking and Ranking Tool
      • Country rankings (default and customized)
      • Charts, tables, and maps (default and customized)
      • Users can choose time periods and country groups
  • 210 Country Trade-at-a-Glance (TAAG) tables
  • 139 Country briefs
  • Overview report
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Why?

Provide impetus for trade policy changes by highlighting performance relative to competitors/partners

Support overall trade negotiations and policy design by facilitating overtime and cross-country comparison of different dimensions of policy affecting trade outcomes – data quite aggregated- not HS6

Highlight gaps in the data

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Database assembles existing information and provides new indicators

  • Production weighted tariff averages
  • Share of tariff lines with a zero MFN tariff rate
  • MFN zero duty imports and exports values
  • Imports and exports to/from partners in FTA and CUs
  • Utilization rates and value of EU and US preferences
  • Extent of services trade liberalization commitments
  • Index of export product concentration from UNCTAD
  • Index of import product concentration
  • Export market destination/ import origin concentration indices
  • Share of top 5 exports in total exports
  • Remittance Inflows as a % of Total Exports/Imports
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TRADE POLICY-Values/Ranks

  • Tariff Trade Restrictive Indices (default), OTRIs-
  • Tariffs -MFN applied vs. applied incl pref
  • Ad valorem (AV) only, incl AVE
  • All goods, agric, NAMA
  • Average, weighted ,dispersion, max
  • MFN- O import value (% of import value)
  • GATS comittement index
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External Environment

Market Access – MA- TTRI (OTRI)

ROW tariffs

REER

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Institutional Environment

  • Doing Business Indicators
  • Governance indicators
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Trade Facilitation

  • Logistics Performance Index (LPI) – default
  • Trading Across Borders - Doing Business
trade outcomes
Trade Outcomes
  • Goods and Services trade growth- real,nominal, share of GDP
  • Goods vs. Services
  • Product and Market Concentration indices for Exports and Imports
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WTI Functionalities

  • Views:
      • Country Rankings
      • Country Snapshots
      • Country Comparisons
      • Overtime Comparisons
      • Map
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WTI 2009

Launch – September

More Analytics

Export taxes, trade finance

Actual services trade restrictiveness

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Thank You

Comments , Suggestions, Ideas welcome

ryatawara@worldbank.org