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World Export Data (WED), 1948-1983

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • Faber, Jan
  • Nierop, Tom
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research
  • Foundation for Spatial Research
Free Keywords
economics; exports; trade
  • Abstract

    This database supplies comprehensive annual tabulations of exports among nearly all nations of the world. Encompassing data on 164 nations, the WED database augments empirical research into bilateral and multilateral flows of exports and trade patterns over time. The data are unique in that they are not restricted to member states of a particular organization such as the International Monetary Fund or the United Nations, and they also contain information on all nations with centrally planned economies. The first two variables in the file represent the nations from which and to which the exports are sent, and the remaining variables represent 36 annual figures on the value of the exports in millions of United States dollars at current prices beginning in 1948 and ending in 1983.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1948 / 1983
    Time period: 1948--1983
  • 1986-01-11 / 1987-09-30
    Collection date: 1986-01-11--1987-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Annual export figures from all nations of the world.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9116 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09116.v1
  • Hegre, Havard. Development and the Liberal Peace: What Does it Take to be a Trading State?. Journal of Peace Research.37, (1), 5-30.2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022343300037001001 (DOI)
  • Dixon, William J., Moon, Bruce E.. Political Similarity and American Foreign Trade Matters. Political Research Quarterly.46, (1), 5-25.1993.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Faber, Jan; Nierop, Tom (1989): World Export Data (WED), 1948-1983. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.