Thursday, January 6, 2011

DOS Puts Trade Data Online

I’ve no idea when the announcement was made, but the Department of Statistics has now made available detailed external trade data for Malaysia online. The database covers 2006 onwards on a monthly frequency and you can query by country, country grouping, or product codes (both HS and SITC codes), with output in pdf or Excel formats.

This is one heck of a fantastic resource for researchers, especially if DOS manages to extend the sample range further back.

For a good alternative for longer series (all the way back to the 60s), you can try the United Nations Comtrade database.

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