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Government Information : Business and Economics: International Business

Business resources from the Government


Find all the latest trade statistics at the US government website Below are links to a sampling of international trade statistics found on their website. 

ITA Monthly Infographic

Interactive dashboard with an overview of U.S. goods and services trade statistics. Includes top sectors and trading partners. Updated monthly.

 ITA annual Jobs Supported by Exports Data

The International Trade Administration’s annual Jobs Supported by Exports estimates the number of jobs in the United States required to produce U.S. exports. The analysis uses annual data from the Industry Accounts published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

TradeStats Express

Interactive dashboards that present Year-to-Date national and state goods trade by partner and product. Updated monthly.

 Manufacturing Industry Tracker

Dynamic web tool that tracks key economic indicators across 21 sectors of manufacturing. Updated monthly.

Partner Trade Tables (Year-to-Date) 

 Ranked listing of top U.S. goods export and import partner markets with percent change. Updated monthly.

Basics of Exporting 

"Take your business global.  Developed by international trade experts and economists, provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets."

A Basic Guide to Exporting

International Labor Comparisons/Prices


Database Name Special
International Comparisons
International Labor Comparisons   Top Picks One Screen Data Search Multi Screen Data Search Tables  
Prices - International
Import/Export Price Indexes
(International Price Program - IPP)
  Top Picks One Screen Data Search Multi Screen Data Search Tables

International Business

The International Trade Administration has provided a Basic Guide of Exporting as well as a learning guide which provides links, exporting opportunities, and national and state trade statistics via the TradeStats Express. See especially the Country Commercial Guides! The site is managed by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.   


 Harmonized Tariff Schedule - classification codes for United States imports and exports. 

USMCA - information related to United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement replaced the previous NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in 2020.  Managed by The International Trade Administration.  


    U.S. Trade Representative - find information about countries and trade topics from the Executive Office of the President.  Trade agreements are also available.


  United States International Trade Commission - has five major operations: import injury investigations, intellectual property-based import injury investigations, industry and economic analysis, tariff and trade information services, and trade policy support. 


 Department of State: the business section of this website provides information about international markets as well as resources for businesses engaging in international trade.  






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