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The Virtual World Trade Reference Room

The International Trade Administration replaced its Foreign Trade Reference Room with this research source, which contains links to current trade statistics from the U.S. government, select trade and economic data published by other countries, and similar trade resources.

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Table of Contents

        Highlights of U.S. Trade
        U.S. Government Trade Databases
        Index of Foreign Data Sources
        Trade and Other Economic Data from International Organizations
        Collections of Economic Commentary, Forecasts, and Links
        General Country Reference Information

Highlights of U.S. Trade

Retaliation Alert is a Web site dedicated to informing U.S. businesses about retaliatory actions taken under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act.

The latest foreign trade statistics are available from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Trade Information Center offers assistance to U.S. exporters by providing information on importing countries, guides to U.S. export programs, foreign tariff and import fees, export resources, trade events, and directories of trade offices and U.S. exporters.

Trade Data Basics is a guide to key trade related terms and concepts essential for understanding U.S. trade data.

State Development Agencies for Trade and Investment a listing of state and local offices that promote trade and foreign investment. This document was last updated in October 2004. Additional information on state economic development offices is also available through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, and by clicking on the State Trade Office link from the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Information Center's National Export Directory.

U.S. Government Trade Databases

Exporter Database offers tables that provide an annual statistical snapshot of U.S. exporters: their number, characteristics, and geographic distribution.

The Trade Capacity Building Database from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) allows users to search for funding data or activity descriptions by country or region, Trade Capacity Building category (including WTO agreements), and U.S. Government funding/implementing agency.

Trade Policy Information System (TPIS)

TradeStats Express

United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database
(UN Comtrade)

USA Trade Online
(U.S. Bureau of the Census)

USITC Trade DataWeb
(U.S. International Trade Commission)

Index of Foreign Data Sources

Global Data Links

World Regions and Trade Organizations

Trade and Other Economic Data from International Organizations

Statistical Office of the European Communities

OECD Statistics Portal (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) includes selected data, databases and reports on 25 topics from agriculture to transport.

Penn World Table from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for International Comparisons offers purchasing power parity, GDP and national income accounts, converted to international prices for 168 countries from 1950-2000 with growth rates.

World Development Indicators from the World Bank is a data query that offers a 5-year, 54-indicators segment from the World Development Indicators database.

World Economic Outlook Reports from the International Monetary Fund

World Trade Organization provides comprehensive, comparable and up-to-date statistics on trade in merchandise and commercial services for an assessment of world trade flows by country, region, and main product groups or service categories.

Collections of Economic Commentary, Forecasts, and Links

Country Briefings from The Economist offer news, country profiles, forecasts and statistics.

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) portal is a source for trade leads, news, events and links to 7,000 international trade related Web sites.

STAT-USA provides access to current and historical economic, trade-related and financial releases of the U.S. government.

General Country Reference Information

CIA World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)

Library of Congress

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web

Last Updated: 7/29/13 8:31 PM