Dataset Information

Data available from 1995-01-01 to 2022-01-01
Source: UNCTAD

This dataset includes yearly index measuring the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) for multiple countries, published by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Revealed comparative advantage (RCA) is based on Ricardian trade theory, which posits that patterns of trade among countries are governed by their relative differences in productivity. While the metric can be used to provide a general indication and first approximation of a country's competitive export strengths, it should be noted that applied national measures which affect competitiveness such as tariffs, non-tariff measures, subsidies and others are not taken into account in the RCA metric For more information please refer to: