Belt and Road Initiative Trade Costs Database

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. Two sets of data are computed to address different research questions: a global database based on an analysis of 1,000 cities in 191 countries and 47 sectors and a regional database that focuses on more granular information (1,818 cities) for Belt and Road economies only.

Acronym: 
BRITC
Type: 
Other
Topics: 
Economic Growth
Trade
Transport
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
119
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
American Samoa
Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Rep.
Lao PDR
Macao SAR, China
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Taiwan, China
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Europe & Central Asia
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Channel Islands
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia, FYR
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Latin America & Caribbean
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Argentina
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Costa Rica
Colombia
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St. Barthélemy
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin (French part)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Djibouti
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
West Bank and Gaza
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Yemen, Rep.
North America
Bermuda
Canada
United States
South Asia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Eswatini
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
External Contact Email: 
Research@worlbank.org
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Temporal Coverage: 
2013

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De Soyres, Francois; Mulabdic, Alen; Murray, Siobhan; Rocha , Nadia; Ruta, Michele. 2018. How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English). Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8614. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. Two sets of data are computed to address different research questions: a global database based on an analysis of 1,000 cities in 191 countries and 47 sectors and a regional database that focuses on more granular information (1,818 cities) for Belt and Road economies only.

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Modified Date
2018-10-30
Release Date
December 31,1969
Periodicity
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Identifier
b34bb2fd-6d3f-48f0-886f-3d61801eb9b1
License
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Temporal Coverage
Temporal Coverage: 
2013
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Acronym: 
BRITC
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Number of Economies: 
119
Update Frequency: 
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
End Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
GMT
Programatic Region: 
External Contact Email: 
Research@worlbank.org
Granularity: 
Citation Text: 
De Soyres, Francois; Mulabdic, Alen; Murray, Siobhan; Rocha , Nadia; Ruta, Michele. 2018. How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? (English). Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8614. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Modified date: 
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Yes

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