The Social Science Centre Network & Data Services have added two valuable databases to their roster of online resources. China Data Online gives researchers access to a vast amount of previously hard-to-obtain information on China’s economic development. It provides statistics at national, provincial and local levels, industrial and census data, themed atlases and maps, and much more. The IMF’s Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) contains time series of annual, quarterly, and monthly trade data for most IMF member countries. They include the value of merchandise exports and imports for each country and all its trading partners, as well as area and world aggregates showing trade flows between major regions of the world.
Subscriptions for China Data Online and the Direction of Trade Statistics were paid for with funds granted by the Social Science Student Donation Fund.