How to Analyse Trade Flows

Course description

This course introduces the main concepts of trade flow analysis together with a dedicated tool to perform it (Trade Map). Focus is placed on the meaning and value of trade statistics and trade indicators, as well as the ways of interpreting trade flow data to make informed decisions.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Make informed decisions based on trade statistics and trade indicators; and
Use trade flow analysis to determine the trade of a particular product to a particular country.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Introduction to Trade Statistics (L044)
Lecture 2
The Harmonised System (L045)
Case Study Exercise 1 (C003)
Lecture 3
Trade Indicators (L046)
Lecture 4
Trade Flow Analysis with Trade Map (L047)
Case Study Exercise 2 (C049)
Certificate of Achievement
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
6, March 2023
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
Tutor Information

Hanne Knockaert

analysis country data decisions indicators markets product statistics trade international trade trade flows trends export development market access map