Creative Economies statistics
• Since 2008, UNCTAD updates the Global Database on the Creative Economy which is publicly accessed at www.unctad.org/creative-economy and at UNCTADstat http://unctadstat.unctad.org/ReportFolders/reportFolders.aspx. The database presents a pioneer work by providing world trade statistics on creative goods and services on the basis of data reported by national sources to the United Nations. The aim is to provide data for a comprehensive trade analysis with a view to support governments in policy-making and improve market transparency in areas related to the creative economy. This work was widely disseminated through the Creative Economy Reports of 2008 and 2010.
• By the end of 2012, the database was updated to provide trade statistics on creative goods and services up to 2011.