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Trade: Statistics

State-level Trade Statistics

Maine International Trade Center
Although mostly in the business of providing technical assistance and trade counseling, there are a number of useful reports and statistics for Maine-related trade data.

TradeStats Express (International Trade Administration)
Interactive database; contains exports from states to countries and regions.

Foreign Trade Division - Census Bureau
State exports by top 25 countries (2001- ); state exports by top 25 commodities (1999- )

Foreign Agricultural Service
(Dates of coverage vary)
Imports and exports agricultural trade data at the national and state levels.

Regional Trade Statistics

FTAA Hemispheric Database (Inter-American Development Bank)
Tariff and trade statistics data for the Americas

Numbers for Development (Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean)
Imports and exports data for 30 countries in the Americas

Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Data Base, Universidad de la Rep├║blica, Montevideo and Oxford University
Export and import data as well as other demographic, financial, and economic indicators.

European Union
-Eurostat (statistics)

Trade and Economic Statistics
A comprehensive listing of regional trade statistics Web sites around the globe. From The Federation of International Trade Associations.

United States Trade Statistics

USA Trade Online
U.S. Import and Export Merchandise trade statistics

Foreign Trade Division - Census Bureau
Monthly trade press releases; top trading partners; trade statistics by various commodity classification and country breakdowns, including balance of trade; state export data; historical series back to 1960; trade regulations.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Trade statistics for business services.

TradeStats Express (U.S. International Trade Administration)
(1989- )
Customized outputs of national and state data

Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb (U.S. International Trade Commission)
Customized trade data reports. Requires free registration.

GATS (Global Agricultural Trade System), USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. "International agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present"

U.S. Imports of Merchandise
Govt Doc C 3.278/2: (Monthly; Library has 2002- )
CD-ROM/DVD product contains the entire Foreign Trade Division database of imports data; based on the Harmonized Tariff Classification system; monthly and year-to-date statistics.

U.S. Imports History
Govt Doc C 3.278/2: (Annual; Library has 1989- )
Cumulates U.S. Imports of Merchandise

U.S. Exports of Merchandise
Govt Doc C 3.278/3: (Monthly; Library has 2001- )
CD-ROM/DVD product contains the entire Foreign Trade Division database of exports data; based on the Harmonized Tariff Classification system; monthly and year-to-date statistics.

U.S. Exports History
Govt Doc C 3.278/3: (Annual; Library has 1989- )
Cumulates U.S. Exports of Merchandise

International Trade Statistics

Europa World Yearbook (online version has current information only)
Main Libr JN1.E85 (Annual; Library has 1963-1966,1971,1975-1988)
Main Ref. JN1.E852 (Annual; Library has 1989- )
Quick source for external trade, trading partners, and commodity information.

Statistics for OECD member countries and selected non-members. Subjects covered include: agriculture; environment; education, development; finance; health; labor, national accounts; science, demography.

U.N. Comtrade database 
Annual (1960's- ) international trade statistics provided by individual countries, with detail by commodities and trading partners.


Direction of Trade Statistics (International Monetary Fund)
For 1980 - present data
For 1948-1980 use the networked CD-ROM
Value of merchandise exports and imports by trade partners.

International Trade Statistics Yearbook (U.N.)
Main Ref. HF91.U473 (Annual; Library has 1950- )
Vol. 1 contains data arranged by country for: imports and exports by principal countries and regions; imports and exports by principal commodities by SITC code. Vol. 2 contains imports and exports trade data arranged by commodity.

World Trade Organization: Trade and tariff data and WTO Data Portal
Provides a wide range of freely available economic data and analysis related to economic and trade policy issues. It covers member states, observers, and selected key economies in four major profiles: trade, tariffs, services, and time series of international trade. A number of databases and .pdf publications are available; to sort things out consult this summary page.

World Integrated Trade Solution.
"WITS TradeStat Database is designed with the purpose of providing the latest international merchandise and commercial services trade data and overview of country and region's imports and exports, tariff and non-tariff measures." About