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FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.


  • The U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Deficit Decreased in July 2022

    The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $70.6 billion in July from $80.9 billion in June (revised), as exports increased and imports decreased. (September 7, 2022)

  • The Advance International Trade in Goods Deficit Decreased in August 2022

    The nation's international advance trade in goods deficit decreased to $87.3 billion in August from $90.2 billion in July as imports decreased more than exports. (September 28, 2022)

  • U.S. Exports by Metropolitan Area, Second Quarter 2022

    The Department of Commerce released the report, U.S. Exports by Metropolitan Area, Second Quarter 2022. It provides quarterly, not seasonally adjusted data on exports by metropolitan areas. (September 15, 2022)

  • The 2019 Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR)

    The Department of Commerce released the report, 2019 Manufacturing and International Trade (MITR). It is an annual report, which provides a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data. (August 18, 2022)

  • Profile of U.S. Exporting Companies, 2019-2020

    The Department of Commerce released the report, Profile of U.S. Exporting Companies, 2019-2020. It provides information on identified companies and their known export value. (April 5, 2022)

  • Imports and Exports by Related Parties, 2021

    The Department of Commerce released the report, U.S. Goods Trade: Imports & Exports by Related-Parties 2021. In 2021, the nation’s international related-party trade accounted for 41.3 percent ($1,890.1 billion) of total goods trade ($4,576.8 billion). Related-party total goods trade is based on imports for consumption and total exports. (September 7, 2022)

  • The Hidden Gems of Economic Indicators - International Trade

    A Census Bureau podcast providing an overview of the International Trade Indicator Program and the vast export and import data available.

  • Global Market Finder: An interactive tool for U.S. exporters

    The Census Bureau has created a data visualization tool that will help users find detailed international trade in goods statistics for specific commodity codes, countries of destination, and modes of transportation.

  • Presentation Slides: Inaugural Understanding International Trade Conference

    Presentation slides from the November 14, 2018 inaugural data user conference at Census are now available. The conference focused on the international trade process, from data collection through accessing international trade statistics through our growing number of data user resources.

  • FRED Mobile App

    Receive the latest updates on the nation's key economic indicators by downloading the FRED App for both Apple and Android devices. FRED, the signature database of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, now incorporates the Census Bureau's 13 economic indicators.

  • Monthly Trade Statistics Added to the Census API

    Monthly International Trade data, back to January 2013, are now available in the Census Application Programming Interface (API). New monthly trade data will be added every month. (June 5, 2017)

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