UNECE Statistical Database now contains indicators that give a snapshot of economic globalization in the countries of the region. The indicators are available for every year dating back to 1990.
Traditional economic statistics does not reflect fully the importance and consequences of the continuing economic globalization. As a result, many users of statistics expressed their need of additional indicators that describe different aspects of economic globalization.
Most of the indicators are based on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's definitions of reference globalization indicators. The ones in the UNECE Database focus on international trade and foreign direct investments. Those indicators are derived from official national statistics already available in the economic database and will be regularly updated.