CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
The CEPII Gravity Database

Maddalena Conte
Pierre Cotterlaz
Thierry Mayer

 Highlights :
  • Estimating gravity equations requires information on various potential determinants of trade.
  • We provide a ready-to-use database, covering all existing countries, from 1948 to 2020.
  • The data includes information on trade flows, geographic distances, as well as cultural proximity, trade facilitation measures and macroeconomic indicators.

 Abstract :
The Gravity database gathers a set of variables useful to researchers or practitioners estimating gravity equations. Each observation corresponds to a combination of an exporting country, an importing country and a year (i.e. "origindestination-year"). The data covers all existing countries, from 1948 to 2020, and includes a wide range of potential determinants of trade flows: geographic distances, indicators of cultural proximity, trade facilitation measures, etc.

 Keywords : Gravity Models | Bilateral Trade | Distance

 JEL : F1
CEPII Working Paper
N°2022-05, July 2022

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 Fields of expertise

Trade & Globalization