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The Hinrich Foundation Trade research resource center provides the latest third-party research reports and data on trade in Asia. 

 

A selection of research reports from reputable multilateral institutions. 

Asian Development Outlook 2018 Supplement: The Outlook Remains Stable
The Asia Development Outlook 2018 is the main economic forecasting product of Asia Development Bank, which is generally published in Read more.
The fDi Report 2018: Global Greenfield Investment Trends
The fDi Report 2018 is an annual report published by Financial Times that provides global greenfield investment trends of the Read more.
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Key Indicators (KI) 2018 report presents the latest statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, Read more.
SME Competitiveness Outlook 2018: Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age
New technologies such as advanced robotics, 3D-printing, big data and the Internet of Things are rapidly changing the way firms Read more.
USTR 2018 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes “National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers” (NTE) annually to highlights significant foreign Read more.
AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index 2018
The 2018 AT Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index is an annual survey of global business executives that ranks markets Read more.
ASEAN SME Policy Index 2018: Boosting Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth
The ASEAN SME Policy Index 2018 is a joint effort between the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East-Asia (ERIA), Read more.
Joint Survey: Impact of U.S. and Chinese Tariffs on American Companies in China
Amid escalating U.S.-China bilateral trade tensions, AmCham China and AmCham Shanghai conducted a joint survey of over 430 member companies Read more.
World Tariff Profiles 2018
World Tariff Profiles 2018 is a joint publication of the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Read more.
WTO Trade Profiles 2018
The WTO’s Trade Profiles 2018 report provides important indicators on trade in goods and services for 197 economies around the Read more.
WTO World Trade Statistical Review 2018
The World Trade Statistical Review is the WTO’s flagship statistical publication. It provides detailed analyses of the latest developments in world Read more.
UNCTAD World Investment Report
UNCTAD’s World Investment Report focuses on worldwide trends for foreign direct investment (FDI), at the regional and country levels. Every Read more.
USTR 2018 Special 301 Report
United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes “Special 301 Report” annually to report the developments in intellectual property (IP) rights protections, Read more.
Economic and social survey of Asia and the Pacific 2018
UN ESCAP’s Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2018 provides recommendations to policymakers, civil society and academia on Read more.
Trade war brewing? World trade in 2018
This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) examines the ongoing trade dispute between China and the U.S. It also assesses Read more.
IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific
According to IMF’s Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific 2018 report, the world and Asia’s near-term economic prospects have improved from Read more.
OECD FDI in Figures
The FDI in Figures report is published twice yearly using OECD data and foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics. The April Read more.
Digital Nation: Policy Levers for Investment and Growth
This report, prepared by AlphaBeta for the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), shows how countries across the Asia-Pacific region are benefiting Read more.
Asian Development Outlook 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs
The Asian Development Outlook is an annual publication produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It analyzes economic and development Read more.
Two-Way Street- 2018 Update
As part of the ongoing US-China FDI project, Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations seek to clarify Read more.
UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor
UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor provides the international investment community with country-specific, up-to-date information about the latest developments in foreign investment policies, Read more.
2018 White Paper on the Business Environment in China
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China’s 2018 White Paper offers a summary of China’s accomplishments since ‘opening up’. Read more.
Chinese FDI in Europe & North America 2017
This one-page infographic from Baker McKenzie uses data from Rhodium Group to show China’s FDI activity in Europe and North Read more.
East Asia Updates: Special 2018 Annual Edition
This report by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) breaks down East Asia’s economic performance for 2017. Read more.
Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018
The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Read more.
Asian Development Outlook Supplement
The Asian Development Outlook is an annual publication produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It analyzes economic and development Read more.
UNCTAD 2017 Handbook of Statistics
UNCTAD’s 2017 Handbook of Statistics report provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international Read more.
ASEAN Investment Report 2017
The ASEAN Investment Report is an annual report, prepared by the ASEAN Secretariat and UNCTAD, that analyses foreign direct investment Read more.
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a major annual publication of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of United Read more.
ADB Asian Economic Integration Report 2017
The Asian Economic Integration Report is an annual report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It covers ADB’s 48 regional Read more.
World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update: Balancing Act
The World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update is a twice-yearly comprehensive review of the region’s economies prepared by Read more.
WTO World Trade Report 2017
The WTO’s World Trade Report is an annual publication that aims to deepen understanding about trends in trade, trade policy Read more.
ADB Asian Development Outlook Update
  The Asian Development Outlook is an annual publication produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It analyzes economic and development Read more.
OECD Interim Economic Outlook
The OECD Interim Economic Outlook provides an update each March and September for the OECD’s twice-yearly Economic Outlook published in Read more.
Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development
This report from the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice explains how developing countries’ traditional path to development, Read more.
EU–China Economic Relations to 2025: Building a Common Future
This report on EU-China economic relations is based on an 18-month study by Bruegel, Chatham House, the China Center for Read more.
Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017
 ADB’s Key Indicators report presents key statistics on development issues concerning Asia and the Pacific and includes the latest available Read more.
The Fat Tech Dragon: Benchmarking China’s Innovation Drive
This Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report written by Scott Kennedy develops a baseline analysis of innovation in Read more.
OECD Economic Outlook
The OECD Economic Outlook is a bi-annual analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years prepared Read more.
World Economic Outlook April 2017: Gaining momentum?
The World Economic Outlook is a survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF economists’ Read more.
Asian Development Outlook 2017: Transcending the middle-income challenge
The Asian Development Outlook is an annual publication produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It analyzes economic and development Read more.
The fDi Report 2017: Global greenfield investment trends
The fDi Report 2017 is an annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Read more.
Charting a course for trade and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific
In this report by the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), an independent trade Commission –composed of seven senior trade experts from Read more.
Is investment protectionism on the rise?
This OECD paper explains how investment protectionism can take many forms: such as new rules or more rigorous enforcement of Read more.
Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: What drives foreign direct investment in Asia and the Pacific?
ADB’s Asian Economic Integration Report reviews the progress of Asian governments’ efforts to integrate their economies and improve cooperation on a Read more.
Foreign direct investments and trade trends in Asia and the Pacific
This infographic from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) illustrates how Asia and the Pacific continues to be the world’s top Read more.
Development Co-operation Report 2016: The sustainable development goals as business opportunities
OECD’s Development Co-operation Report 2016 explores the potential and challenges of investing in developing countries, in particular through social impact Read more.
Making Global Value Chains Work for Development
Economic, technological, and political shifts as well as changing business strategies have driven firms to unbundle production processes and disperse Read more.
Policy framework for investment: 2015 edition
The objective of OECD’s Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) is to mobilize private investment that supports steady economic growth and Read more.
Southeast Asia investment policy perspectives
This OECD report looks at FDI trends and issues in the Southeast Asia region from the perspective of the investment Read more.
OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises: Responsible business conduct matters
This brochure provides basic information about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, which is considered the most comprehensive set of Read more.
OECD Benchmark definition of foreign direct investment
The most recent version of the OECD’s Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sets the world standard for direct investment statistics. Read more.

A selection of data and analytics tools that provide latest trade statistics and analysis.

World Trade Outlook Indicator
The World Trade Organization created the World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) as a tool designed to provide “real time” information Read more.
The China Dashboard: Tracking China’s Economic Reform Program
 The Asia Society Policy Institute and Rhodium Group created this dashboard to provide a series of data visualizations tracking China’s Read more.
Regional FDI at a glance- Developing Asia 2018
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2018, this handy two-page infographic uses charts and graphics to show the inflows and outflows of Read more.
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreement Database (APTIAD)
This online database by UNESCAP tracks trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. The database contains information on all preferential agreements Read more.
Asia-Pacific Trade Indicators Portal (APTIP)
The Asia-Pacific Trade Indicators Portal (APTIP) was designed by UNESCAP to assist researchers, policymakers, students and other interested individuals in Read more.
Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database
The Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) project systematically collects data on various types of preferential trade agreements (PTAs), including customs Read more.
UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor
UNCTAD’s Global Investment Trends Monitor provides a timely and periodic assessment of global FDI flows. It is released every quarter Read more.
WEF Competitiveness World Map
The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 ranks 137 economies on indicators from three principal categories (basic requirements, efficiency Read more.
UNCTAD Country Profiles
UNCTAD’s country profiles contain selections of key economic statistics by country. Each country profile includes a wide range of internationally Read more.
UN Comtrade Analytics
Using the latest trade data available from the UN Comtrade database, the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) created a series of Read more.
International Trade in Goods and Services
The International Trade in Goods and Services visualization tool allows users to explore official trade in goods and services data Read more.
Statistics Database System (SDBS)
ADB’s Statistical Database System (SDBS) is a searchable database of social, economic, and financial indicators for ADB’s developing member countries. Read more.
World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS)
World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) is a World Bank tool that allows users to easily access and retrieve information on Read more.
WTO Trade and Tariff Maps
This WTO tool allows users to select a trade or tariff indicator from the drop-down list or click on a country Read more.
ASEAN FDI dashboard
This ASEANstats interactive data dashboard provides statistics on the foreign direct investment (FDI) activities of ASEAN nations. It is customizable Read more.
WTO International Trade and Market Access Data
This WTO application illustrates available WTO trade statistics using interactive charts and graphs. The application features WTO data on merchandise and Read more.
WTO Trade Profiles
WTO’s Trade Profiles’ interactive dataset provides information on the trade situation of WTO members, observers and other selected economies. The Read more.
World Bank TCdata360
The World Bank’s TCdata360 interactive database provides open data on trade and competitiveness. The site aggregates and visualizes data from Read more.
ITC Trade Map
  Using tables, graphs and maps, ITC’s Trade Map provides indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and competitive Read more.
UNCTAD FDI data
The UNCTADstat database offers reports, tables and charts on foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics from 1970 to 2015. This specific Read more.
RHG China Investment Monitor
Rhodium Group’s China Investment Monitor (CIM) is an interactive dataset that provides a comprehensive picture of Chinese direct investment transactions in Read more.
The 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index
The A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index® is an annual survey of global business executives. The Index provides Read more.
AEI China Global Investment Tracker
The China Global Investment Tracker (CGIT)  is published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Heritage Foundation. It is Read more.
OECD FDI data
This OECD dataset records foreign direct investment (FDI) stocks, flows and restrictiveness. FDI stocks measure the total level of direct Read more.
World Bank FDI data
This World Bank database is composed of data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Balance of Payments database, and is Read more.
ITC Investment Map database
ITC’s Investment Map database collects yearly foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics for about 200 countries and detailed FDI sectoral and/or Read more.
ADB Economic and Financial Indicators
ADB’s Economic and Financial Indicators provide statistical data on external, real, and monetary sectors of 19 economies in Asia and Read more.
OECD FDI regulatory restrictiveness index
The FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 58 countries, including all OECD Read more.
Country fact sheet: Brunei Darussalam
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Cambodia
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: China
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Hong Kong, China
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: India
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Indonesia
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Malaysia
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Myanmar
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Philippines
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Singapore
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Thailand
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.
Country fact sheet: Viet Nam
From UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2017, this country fact sheet contains the most relevant indicators about foreign direct investment (FDI) Read more.