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U.S. International Trade Data Products Catalog

Notice: 2009 Foreign Trade data product changes (11 September 2008)

Introduction

About the Foreign Trade Division (FTD)


The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for data programs related to the collection, processing, review, and dissemination of statistical information on United States export and import trade.

The Foreign Trade Division is the OFFICIAL U.S. Government source for statistics on U.S. foreign trade, and the premier provider of U.S. foreign trade data products and services to the international trade community.

What types of U.S. foreign trade statistics are available?

The Foreign Trade Division provides a broad and comprehensive range of foreign trade statistics that are available on a monthly, annual, and historical basis. This includes information on up to 18,000 import commodity codes, 9,000 export commodity codes, 240 U.S. trading partners, 400 U.S. ports, over 50 states and territories, and 45 districts. Some of the statistics include quantities, values, shipping weights, methods of transportation (air or vessel), duties collected, unit prices, and market share. This foreign trade data can be provided in different formats based on several commodity classification systems, including the Harmonized System (HS), Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and End-Use Commodity Classification System.
How can U.S. trade data help you? Here’s how!


• Appraise trading trends and market outlook.
• Conduct market share analyses.
• Improve market research and development.
• Measure the impact of foreign competition.
• Use trade data as a statistical resource for determining trade policies.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Source:International Trade Management Division | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 11, 2015