The World Trade Organization deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level and was established in 1994. It has 162 members (February 2016). Its main tasks are to lower trade barriers and the liberalization of international trade. It collects data on trade from various different sources on an annual basis, unifies and publishes them. Data used in the calculation indicate the total import or export value of a country in US dollars.


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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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