The Exporter Dynamics Database is the first database providing measures of exporter characteristics and dynamics across 70 countries across all geographic regions and income levels. The Exporter Dynamics Database contains close to 100 measures covering the basic characteristics of exporters, their distribution by size, the diversification in their products and markets, their dynamics in terms of entry, exit and survival, and the average unit prices of the goods they trade.
Kind of data
Administrative records (customs)
v3: Edited dataset for public distribution. Please note that the datasets have been updated for Burkina Faso
firm exports, export diversification, export dynamics, exporter, competitiveness, transaction, customs, export growth, export survival, firm dynamics, concentration, entry, exit, unit prices, export dynamics, intensive and extensive margin of trade
The database covers 70 countries across all geographic regions and income levels. It covers the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Rep, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Yemen, and Zambia.
All sectors except HS2 digit code 27. All ISIC revision 3, 3-digit manufacturing industries codes 151-369.
Producers and sponsors
Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration Unit
Ana Margarida Fernandes
Martha Denisse Pierola
Aldo Pazzini Bortoluzzi
Knowledge for Change Program
Multi Donor Trust Fund
Strategic Research Partnership on Economic Development
Dates of collection
Development Economics Research Group, Trade and International Integration Unit
Users of the Database should please cite its source as:
Cebeci, T., Fernandes, A., Freund, C. and M. Pierola (2012). "Exporter Dynamics Database," World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6229.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Development Research Group
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Version 03 (December 2015) - Datasets have been updated for Burkina Faso