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Subject Guide: Business MGMT 422: STAT-USA Database

Introduction  STAT-USA Database  Country Analysis  Maps
Management Practices  Culture  Articles  Citations

STAT-USA Database/USA Trade Online Database

The STAT-USA (Globus & NTDB) Database provides access to widely used government publications focused on international trade, country analysis, and economic data.  Rather than referring to separate websites for each individual publication listed below, the STAT-USA database provides one interface and also provides additional sources.

USA Trade Online
is another database available through STAT-USA.  It provides US export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities world wide. 

The STAT-USA/USA Trade Online Databases
are only available in the reference area on the 1st floor of the Blackwell Library.  Please ask the desk staff to sign you in.

Country Analysis:

Begin researching the 'Country Analysis' section of your audit by consulting the     STAT-USA (Globus & NTDB) database:

  • After the desk staff signs you in, click on the link to Globus/NTDB.

  • Look for the category heading 'Market and Country Research'.

  • For country overviews: click on the links to 'Country Commercial Guides' & 'Country Background Notes'.  Note:  Economic profiles & 'How to market in a specific country'  are covered in 'Country Commercial Guides.'

  • To determine how a particular product or industry is progressing in your country: click on the links to 'Industry Sector Analysis Report'--browse by country name, 'International Marketing Insight Reports'--browse by country name, and 'Best Market Reports'--browse by industry topic.

Some of the titles in STAT-USA are available on the web or in book format in Blackwell Library Reference:

Background Notes (U.S. Dept. of State) - "Factual publications that provide information on all the countries of the world with which the US has relations.  They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States."

CIA World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency) - The CIA provides users with an excellent concise country overview (map, introduction, geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues).

CIA World Factbook

Ready Reference G 123 .W5 2004

Country Commercial Guides
- The Country Commercial Guides publication for each country can be obtained through the website.  Click on the link to the left 'Market Research'; choose the link 'country and industry reports'.  You will be asked to register as a Student/Researcher.  Once registered, choose the country and report type 'Country Commercial Guides'.  *The 'Marketing US Products & Services' chapter in these guides are excellent and provide an overview of how to set up business for that country.  *The 'Business Travel' chapter provides cultural and customs information.  Other report types include:  Industry Sector Analysis, International Market Insight, Multilateral Development Bank Report, Market Research - International, Market Research - Global, Trade Directory and Events.

Exporting & Trade Statistics:

Begin researching export procedures and trade statistics for the specific country by consulting the STAT-USA & USA Trade Online Databases.  The USA Trade Online Database is a link from the STAT-USA Database.  Ask a staff member at the Blackwell Reference Desk to sign you on to these databases.

The separate website publications listed below are provided through one interface on STAT-USA:

A Basic Guide to Exporting (U.S. Department of Commerce) - "A step-by-step guide to the exporting process, from identifying markets and developing an export strategy to doing market research, traveling overseas, finding buyers, and shipping & financing."

Everything International/Market Entry Assistance (Russow/Philadelphia University)
- See links to 'Export Basics' and 'Market Research'.  Specific sections of the website ask for registration as a Student/Researcher.

Foreign Trade Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

International Trade Administration
- See links to 'Trade & Industry Data' and 'Market Access & Compliance'.

Trade Information Center TIC 1-800-USA-Trade (U.S. Dept. of Commerce) - This website provides answers to faqs on exporting, country information, export program guides, tariff & tax information, export resources and much more.  See the links to 'Export Resources' and 'Statistics'.

Library Catalog Ebsco eBooks
(off-campus access
to databases)