WTO TRADE CONNECTIVITY HEATMAP
On 23 June, the WTO launched the Trade Connectivity Heatmap, which gives a broad overview of the trade relationships of more than 180 economies across 70 different product categories.
When a user selects an economy from the drop-down menu, a heatmap is generated. Each square tile represents a share of imports or exports sourced from, or destined for, the selected economy. The Heatmap allows users to explore and visualize data for four indicators:
- Imports originating from the selected economy, as a share of other economies' total imports in the chosen product category.
- Exports destined for the selected economy, as a share of other economies' total exports in the chosen product category.
- The selected economy's imports originating from other economies, as a share of the selected economy's imports in the chosen product category.
- The selected economy's exports destined for other economies, as a share of the selected economy's exports in the chosen product category.
Tiles are shaded in different intensities according to the value of the share in the particular product category. The higher the share of the economy in a particular category, the darker the colour. Users can also hover over the tiles to see the exact values of trade flows and other relevant information.