Posted on 8 September 2015 by Mitch Abdon
The UN Comtrade is the largest repository of disaggregated trade statistics. It offers free access to detailed annual trade data starting from 1962 and monthly trade data from 2010. Free access is limited to 50,000 records per query. This limitation is relaxed in some cases but the API (as of date) only allows a maximum of 50,000 records per query for all users.
The UN Comtrade data extraction API (currently beta version) to access the database is publicly available. How can we exploit this to download Comtrade data directly from Stata?