The U.S. Foreign Trade Highlights web site provides data on U.S. international trade in goods and services as far back as 1960. Emphasis is on goods trade: aggregate exports and imports, U.S. commodity and country/regional trade balances, and shifts in the commodity composition of U.S. exports and imports with major trading partners and regions.
Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb (Requires free registration)
The ITC DataWeb provides access to extensive U.S. tariff and trade data from 1989-.
For wide variety world economics and trade reports
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Contains NTDB, which provides United States import and export statistics, market reports, and the famous Country Commercial Guides for other countries, and a large collection of articles and documents on international trade. This is an important source for International Business and Marketing. Varies by file - federal government statistics since 1974; some files updated hourly
Use this resource when you want graphical representations of US trade information. Coverage is 1989- and several different printing and download options are available.
This site contains statistics on changes in the prices of nonmilitary goods and services traded between the U.S. and the rest of the world. Coverage goes as far back as the mid-1980s.
This part of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) website contains U.S. international transactions data, such as imports, exports and direct investments from 1960-. Clicking on a table name will open a table that users may customize by date, content and format.
This site contains statistics on exports, imports and trade balances for each country with which the United States trades from the 1980s-.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) offers several different databases for data on international agricultural trade. These databases are maintained by FAS and other U.S. government agencies. Coverage varies widely and some statistics can be found in print publications back to the 1920s or even earlier.
The World Trade Organization Statistics Database allows you to retrieve statistical information from 1948- in the following ways:
- The Trade Profiles section provides predefined information leaflets on the trade situation of members, observers and other selected economies;
- The Time Series section allows an interactive data retrieval of trade statistics. Available data sets include merchandise trade by commodity group from 1980- for individual countries.
Articles about international trade, and related topics, can be found in our business periodical databases.
Last Update: April 20, 2012