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Gould Data Knowledge Base

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DOTS Documentation

About Direction of Trade Statistics

Time series of the value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, published by the IMF (International Monetary Fund).


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Documentation: The main trouble new users of the DOTS can expect is to understand what all the data series mean.  Definitions of the data series [link] can be found on the World Bank web site along with methodology, sources, abbreviations and other metadata. You can also click the "Notes" button when selecting a data series to view definitions and source notes. Sometimes it helps to use the print version alongside the online version to put the data series into context.