wiiw Tradability Dataset

January 2017

The wiiw Tradability Dataset is an outcome of the project 'Tradability of Output and the Current Account in Europe'.

The dataset comprises information on a newly created tradability index, an indicator describing a country’s specialisation in the production of tradable goods. The index may also predict export openness of a country, given its economic structure. The tradability index is calculated on the basis of ‘tradability scores’ of 14 broadly defined sectors, using export-to-value-added ratios. Data are provided for a sample of 46 European countries over the period 1995-2014.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the OeNB Jubilee Fund (grant N° 16566) that funded the project during the period July 2015 to December 2016.


This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

When using the dataset please cite the following paper:

Stöllinger, R. (2017), Tradability of Output and the Current Account: An Empirical Investigation for Europe, wiiw Working Paper No. 134, January

Technical details on the tradability index and the underlying data are found here:

Bykova, A. and R. Stöllinger (2017), Tradability Index: A Comprehensive Measure for the Tradability of Output. Technical Paper on the wiiw Tradability Dataset, wiiw Statistical Report No. 6, January




Alexandra Bykova, Roman Stöllinger


Keywords: current account, tradability index, tradable goods, structural change, value added exports, Open Data

Countries covered: Europe