This guide lists sources which provide import and
For further information & assistance in using any
of the sources listed, please contact our reference staff:
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
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.
of Current Business
Provides several statistical articles on imports and exports to the
U.S. See U.S. International Transactions which is published every
Locating eJournals in
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
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
U.S. Census Bureau: Foreign Trade
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
imports and exports database.
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