Guides
United States Foreign Trade Data and Reference Guides

Online Resources

General and Reference Information:

Trade Data Basics (http://ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/trade_data_basics.html) (U.S International Trade Administration)
Trade information on countries and products from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Provides detailed current monthly U.S. imports and exports data.
Password access for UCD users. See Government Information Librarian for access.
USATradeonline (https://usatrade.census.gov/) [Restricted] VPN (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Export and Import annual data from 1992 to present and monthly and year to date data for latest copule of years.
Password access for UCD users. See Government Information Librarian for access.
Export.gov (http://www.export.gov) (U.S. Department of Commerce)
The U.S. government's export portal contains information that helps U.S. companies export, for example, export basic, trade leads and market research.

U.S. Government Agency Databases:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
    U.S. Agricultural Trade Briefing Room (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/AgTrade/)
    FATUS: Foreign Agricultural Trade of the U.S. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/fatus/)
    Interactive data system. 200+ commodity groups; 250+ countries and regions; 12 years of data. 1989 to present. [historical data available in printed reports]
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture. Foreign Agricultural Service.
    Market and Trade Data (http://www.fas.usda.gov/data.asp)
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census. Foreign Trade Data.
    Trade Statistics (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html)
    State Export Data (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/state/)
  • U.S. International Trade Administration
    National Trade Data (http://tse.export.gov/TSE/TSEReports.aspx?DATA=NTD)
    State Export Data (http://tse.export.gov/TSE/TSEReports.aspx?DATA=SED)
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
    Interactive Trade Data Web (http://dataweb.usitc.gov/)
    Features the USITC Tariff database for tariff data, product trade data and other information on tariff rates (http://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff.asp).