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Guidance in selecting sources of foreign trade data.

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UN Comtrade (Internet Explorer might not function properly.)

http://comtrade.un.org/db/default.aspx

Retrieve annual data on a specific commodity, commodity groups, broad economic categories (BEC), or total trade for any country and its trading partners. 

To begin select Data Query - Basic Selection.  To retrieve data in the Harmonized System commodity classification: In Step 1 select HS as reported. In Step 2 you search for all HS commodities that include a particular word, e.g., "apparel", and select the ones you want.  Be sure to make applicable choices under all the other tabs in Step 2.

NOTE: This is "guest user" access which only allows up to 1000 rows of data to be retrieved at a time and only one screen at a time to be downloaded. "Direct Download" provides csv formatted data. The downloaded data file does not provide explanations of the commodity codes or countries selected.  Consider also saving the "Printable Format" file to help interpret the data in the csv file.

USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb

(requires free registration)

Retrieve the most detailed commodity data for the United States and its trading partners including port/district flows as well as monthly or quarterly totals.

Maximum 5000 rows per query.

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