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Subject Guide: Business Trade Statistics

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This guide lists sources which provide import and export statistics. 

For further information & assistance in using any of the sources listed, please contact our reference staff:

  • In person, at the Reference Desk on the 1st Floor of the Blackwell Library


  • By phone @ 410-548-5988

  • Through e-mail, using Ask-a-Librarian


Export.gov (International Trade Administration)

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.  Get detailed import and export trade data for approximately 400 U.S. ports coast-to-coast showing value, method of transportation (air and vessel), and the shipping weight of cargo with each of  240 trading partners. The data covers some 3,000 6-digit Harmonized System (HS) commodity codes and is available beginning with 2003 data.

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.

Survey of Current Business

Provides several statistical articles on imports and exports to the U.S. See U.S. International Transactions which is published every quarter. 

Locating eJournals in ResearchPort:

Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card ID and password.  Choose Salisbury     University as the campus and then click the log-in button.      

  • Click on the eJournals tab at the top of the screen.

  • Enter the title in the search box.

  • Click on the yellow FindIt button and then click on 'Go' beside ABI/Inform.

  • Browse by date/volume or do a search within publication for the title of the article "International Transactions".

U.S. Census Bureau: Foreign Trade

U.S. Exports History - Government Document CD (C 3.278/3:)
"Provides U.S. exports of domestic and foreign merchandise by Harmonized Schedule Commodity Code. It contains quantity and value by country of destination and customs district of exportation.  Shows U.S. export statistics, both government and nongovernment shipments, of domestic and foreign merchandise (including non-monetary gold and silver) from the U.S. Customs districts (the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico), U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, and U.S. Virgin Islands to foreign countries."

U.S. Imports History - Government Document CD (C 3.278/2:)
"Provides net quantity, value data (all methods of transportation combined), and value data shipments in terms of commodity by country of origin, by customs district of entry, by customs district of unlading, and by rate provision. Smaller files provide totals for each commodity, each country of origin, and each customs district of entry and customs district of unlading.  Shows U.S. import statistics, both government and nongovernment shipments, of domestic and foreign merchandise (including non-monetary gold and silver) into the U.S. Customs Territory (the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico), U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, and U.S. Virgin Islands from foreign countries."

U.S. International Trade Commission

See imports and exports database.

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