Introduction STAT-USA Database
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.
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
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.
the titles in STAT-USA are available on the web or in book
format in Blackwell Library Reference:
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).
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- The Country Commercial Guides publication for each country can
be obtained through the Export.gov 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 -
Market Research - Global, Trade Directory and Events.
Exporting & Trade Statistics:
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
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
Export.gov - 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)
- See links to 'Trade & Industry Data' and 'Market Access & Compliance'.
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'.