Open Trade Statistics

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I’m a professor of news visualization at the University of Miami My students—mostly journalists and visual designers—used this fantastic interactive tool (but not the R package) two semesters ago to explore trade data, download it, and then design infographics based on those numbers.

The tool is quite intuitive, which is always a plus for non-specialists.


Some background for folks wanting more info. Mauricio Vargas Sepúlveda @pachamaltese wrote a blog post about his development of Open Trade Statistics.

It “was created with the intention to lower the barrier to working with international economic trade data. It includes a public API, a dashboard, and an R package for data retrieval. The project started when I was affected by the fact that many Latin American Universities have limited or no access to the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN COMTRADE).”

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Dear @stefanie and @albertocairo
Thanks a lot about writing about this. Can you please share the infographics? that material can be very useful to improve the dashboard.