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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020     Views: 529

Use Bloomberg, available at Lippincott Library and Huntsman Hall.

  • Type ECTR and hit <GO> to access Bloomberg Trade Flow.
  • Tables and graphs for world trade including data on total trade, surplus/deficit trade, exports/imports and net exports.
  • Time series start in 1980 and include yearly, quarterly and monthly data.
  • Geographic detail include geographic regions, 251 countries, and geopolitical regions such as BRICS and the EU. Does not include product detail.

Look at UN Comtrade.

  • To customize your data query on Comtrade, click Account Info and enter your email address.
  • Click Data Query and then Express Selection.
  • You can request a time series of exports and imports as far back as 1962 -- use the SITC Rev.1 Classification.
  • For total exports and imports, enter total under Commodity Codes/Text . You can also enter a Reporting Country and a Partner Country.

Use these resources from the International Monetary Fund:

  • Direction of Trade Statistics publication
  • Direction of Trade Statistics data

Direction of Trade Statistics data is also available through Data-Planet:

  • Expand Browse By Source, expand International Monetary Fund (IMF), expand Direction of Trade Statistics to view available data.

For tariff information go to Interactive Tariff and Trade Dataweb - USITC.

Try additional resources listed on the International Trade Statistics page of Lippincott Library's Importing and Exporting research guide.