International Trade

United States

Data-Planet

  • Time period: varies by index
  • Geographic coverage: US
  • Geographic unit(s): varies by index
  • Unit of observation: aggregated
  • Provides easy access to an extensive repository of statistics and data sources in various subjects. Find import and export indexes such as services inbound and export indexes, SITC import and export indexes, NAICS import and export indexes, and more.

International Trade Administration (ITA): TradeStats Express

  • Time period: 1999-
  • Geographic coverage: US
  • Geographic unit(s): state, national
  • Unit of observation: market, industry; annual and quarterly
  • The ITA maintains the TradeStats Express, which provides exports, imports and trade balances data in tables, graphs and maps. Data can be extracted by trade flow, product and time.

USA Trade Online (UTO)

  • Time period: 1992- (annual); 2002- (monthly)
  • Geographic coverage: US
  • Geographic unit(s): state, country
  • Unit of observation: statistics
  • USA Trade Online is the official source of trade statistics provided by the US Census Bureau that makes current and cumulative US export and import data accessible. Register an account to access data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. For more information, start from their user guide.
International

EuroStat

  • Time period: 1988-
  • Geographic coverage: Europe
  • Geographic unit(s): city, nation, EU
  • EuroStat contains databases and statistics of Europe on many themes. International trade statistics include long-term and short-term indicators, as well as EU trade detailed data.

FAOSTAT

  • Time period: 1961
  • Geographic coverage: international
  • Geographic unit(s): country
  • Unit of observation: statistics
  • The FAOSTAT database of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization provides statistics on a variety of domains. Find detailed import and export information of corps and livestock products, as well as live animals across time and countries.

International Historical Statistics

  • Time period: 1750-2010
  • Geographic coverage: international
  • Geographic unit(s): country
  • Unit of observation: statistics
  • IHS is a collection of statistics covering a wide range of socio-economic topics, includes information on external trade. Content is divided into three geographical areas: (1) Africa, Asia, Oceania, (2) Americas, and (3) Europe. Tables can be downloaded in Excel format.

UN Comtrade Database (beta)

  • Time period: 1962 (annual); 2010 (monthly)
  • Geographic coverage: international
  • Geographic unit(s): national
  • Unit of observation: aggregated
  • The UN Comtrade Database provides free access to detailed official trade statistics and analytical tables. The data can be extracted, in .csv files, by type of product, year, frequency, commodity codes, and more.

UNCTAD STAT

  • Time period: 1948-
  • Geographic coverage: international
  • Geographic unit(s): national
  • Unit of observation: aggregated
  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development¬†(UNCTAD) maintains a Data center, which provides data of a wide range of topics. Find and download data tables of international trade in goods and services (e.g., trade trends, trade structure, market success), and foreign direct investment, among other topics.

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

  • Time period: 1988-
  • Geographic coverage: international
  • Geographic unit(s): country
  • Unit of observation: statistics
  • The World Integrated Trade Solution provides access to international merchandise trade, tariff and non-tariff measures (NTM) data. Register an account to perform custom data query. Some statistics and data can be bulk download.