Technical Note
The Uganda Revenue Authority trade data

This Technical Note describes Ugandan trade data covering import and export declarations for ten calendar years from January 2013 to December 2022, constructed from transactional-level Ugandan administrative data. The trade data series contains transaction-level ten datasets on imports and ten on exports declarations from January 2013 to December 2022 under different import and export regimes. 

The trade data allows the user to study various concepts at the transaction-level: the imports and exports volume, the characteristics of imported and exported/re-exported goods, the customs value/price amount, the amount of tax/fee/surcharge/license assessed and applicable to the declared goods. 

In terms of structure, this Technical Note first describes the variable content of the institutional settings of the customs system in Uganda, then the coverage for the 20 datasets, and the process of constructing the datasets and their content. Lastly, we also present some summary statistics of the datasets, the timeline to update the data, and some potential research avenues using the data.