ECOWAS trade statistics provides quantitative data and information reflecting exports, imports, products, volume, variety and partners. It provides information on overall regional and national trade flows and other relevant trade information and data.
ECOWAS Commission has developed a statistical database for the effective planning of programs and for data analysis. The overall objective is to promote the management and effective dissemination of collected data on the community.
To improve upon the delivery of the ECOWAS Commission’s statistics web-based tool, ECOWAS Statistics platform has been developed and the capacity of relevant officers built to manage the platform and train relevant ECOWAS Commission officers.
The International Trade Center is a multilateral agency established in 1964 and is working together with the World Trade Organization(WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It focuses on enhancing the competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in developing and transition economies and to assist them better access international markets.
“ITC’s mission is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development, and contribute to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. ITC works towards creating ‘trade impact for good.”
The ITC has developed and online market analysis tool to facilitate trade and enhanced decision making through easy identification of import and export potentials, conduct much needed detailed market analysis.
The market analysis tools include Trade Maps; Market Access Maps; Export Potential Maps; Market Price information; Global Trade Helpdesk; Rules of Origin; Procurement Map; and Investment Map.
Through the market tools, business operators are able to access various trade statistics databases in the world as well as access to market price information and export/import opportunities.