The volume of natural resources traded globally has increased over 60% since the turn of the century, reflecting and reinforcing new economic and geopolitical realities and bringing new environmental and social challenges – as well as opportunities. Now everyone can explore these fast-evolving dynamics through Chatham House’s comprehensive and accessible data and insights into resource trade.

About features Chatham House’s extensive and authoritative database of international trade in natural resources, developed from United Nations data. Find out more about the scope and technical details of the data featured on this site as well as the rationale for this project.

Stories: deeper insights into resource trade

Stories are detailed explorations of different facets of resource trade and the economic, political, and environmental implications of resource interdependencies. Featuring expert analysis and insights from Chatham House and our partners, this section will continue to expand with new content over time.