This group acted as a prerequisite for the planned East Asia Community which was supposedly patterned after the now-defunct European Community.
Acknowledgements Methodological overview resourcetrade. The CHRTD is a repository of bilateral trade in natural resources between more than countries and territories. The database includes the monetary values and masses of trade in over 1, different types of natural resources and resource products, including agricultural, fishery and forestry products, fossil fuels, metals and other minerals, and pearls and gemstones.
It contains raw materials, intermediate products, and by-products. Dealing with complexity Bilateral statistics are critical to understanding global resource trade, but existing data are often difficult to access and use.
UN Comtrade utilizes three distinct trade classification systems: Of these, the CHRTD employs the HS taxonomy revision which assigns HS codes to all forms of traded goods in a hierarchical structure 2, 4, and 6 digit codes respectively represent commodity chapters, headings, and subheadings.
Across the resource landscape there are alternative repositories of trade data available, but they do not offer the breadth and depth of analysis that UN Comtrade permits.
UNCTAD data have the greatest temporal availability, with some aggregate categories dating back tobut even more recent series lack commodity-level 6-digit HS code detail. UN FAO provides comprehensive agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture bilateral trade data, but not other resource domains.
Much of the available data shares the same origins as UN Comtrade and is not necessarily any more accurate.
IEA provides comprehensive energy balance and energy flow statistics, but trade statistics are limited to gas flows within, and to, Europe.
Unlike other databases, JODI does not adjust reported figures or substitute missing figures, so coverage is incomplete. UN Comtrade is therefore arguably the most comprehensive source of merchandise trade statistics available; volumetric and monetary value data are catalogued under more than 5, HS codes, and the monetary values of trades are available as far back as However, it does present several challenges for users focusing on resource trade, which the CHRTD and the resourcetrade.
The HS system is not easy to use: The scale hinders simple queries: The IMTS data are of variable quality: The presence of between one and four data points for every trade flow complicates use: As the IMTS and HS systems contain all types of traded goods - including manufactured goods - analysing natural resource trade flows in UN Comtrade typically requires amalgamating a variety of HS codes.
The difficulty of this varies: For example, there is a single HS code associated with rare earth elements, but several hundred codes assigned to steel and steel products.
The CHRTD overcomes this problem by selecting over 1, HS codes that are identifiable as raw materials or relatively undifferentiated intermediate products, and grouping them by resource type.
The CHTRD employs a five-tier resource taxonomy permitting queries to be as atomised or aggregated as required. The Chatham House Resource Trade Database employs a systematic approach to identify and manage data gaps and errors.
The CHRTD is subject to the same data gaps and weaknesses as are apparent in other sources of international merchandise trade data. For a full discussion of reporting asymmetries see Markhonko, However, it exploits the maximum information available within UN Comtrade to assess the reliability of individual trade records, and to present as complete and as reliable a picture as possible.
The approach taken relies on two assumptions. Second, we expect the reported prices per tonne to relate to world market prices. Unlike some alternative approaches to reconciling importer and exporter reports, no assumptions are made about the general reliability of country reporting across multiple commodities or years; each individual report is assessed on its own merit.
Logical operations are used to produce a transparent decision on the relative reliability of each data point and to reconcile the importer and exporter reports into a single record.
Each record incorporates the value and mass of the given commodity trade between the two countries in the given year. In each case we consider the degree of similarity between the importer and exporter reports. In cases where either trade partner reports the monetary value and the mass of the trade some reports contain only the valuewe perform a distributional analysis of the value-to-mass ratio for all trades of the given commodity in the given year, i.
This results in approximately 0. This is illustrated in the below figure, which plots the 17 distributions for live sheep unit prices for Not all commodity-year distributions have a lognormal structure however; some exhibit other structural properties that need to be accounted for.
We therefore algorithmically identify whether secondary structures are present in the distribution and whether outlying data points require deflagging as outliers.
The number of bins is defined by the Freedman-Diaconis rule. If any of these windows contain twice or more the expected number of data points where the expectation is defined by the fitted normal distributionthe dataset within that window is defined as a secondary structure.
The outcome of this process is illustrated in the below figure: In the scatter plot, data points identified as outliers are shaded red-yellow, and data points that are within the bounds are shaded blue.
Green-shaded data points are those that are initially identified as outliers but which are then deflagged and treated as reliable on the basis of the secondary distributional structure identification process.The Russian government is behind the world’s first university ranking for the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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