Wednesday, 30 May 2012

World Input-Output Database

The World Input Output Database (WIOD) project (which ran from May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2012) has developed new databases, accounting frameworks and models. The core of the database is a set of harmonized supply and use tables, alongside with data on international trade in goods and services. These two sets of data have been integrated into sets of intercountry (world) input-output tables. Taken together with extensive satellite accounts with environmental and socio-economic indicators, these industry-level data provide the necessary input to several types of models that can be used to evaluate policies aimed at striking a balance between the various policy objectives.

The WIOD provides timeseries of input-output tables (1995-2009) for 40 countries, using international trade statistics to link them across countries.

These world tables are harmonised with data on labour input (3 skill types) and capital stock at 35 industry level. In addition there is environmental data such as energy use, carbon dioxide and other air pollutants.

The data is downloadable for free at with extensive documentation.

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