Question: Where can I find foreign trade statistics?


Foreign trade statistics are on goods and estimates of services shipped from the U.S. to foreign countries.

Go to the Virtual Business Library's Economic and Statistical Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources:

UN Comtrade: United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics provides the annual international trade statistics, detailed by commodity and partner country.

IMF Data: Provides access to International financial statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments statistics (BOPS), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), and Government Finance Statistics (GFS) database.

You may want to review NYU's Library Guide, International Trade Statistics

You may also want to review the following:

United States Census Bureau, Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics which covers the export statistics of goods valued at more than $2,500 per commodity shipped by individuals and organizations (including exporters, freight forwarders, and carriers) from the U.S. to other countries.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018Views:

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