The databases outlined in this section are helpful resources to access trade information and data if you wish to seek it out on your own. Or, please feel free to contact us for assistance. It’s what we do!
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Interactive data tables for national, international, industry, and regionally specific
Federation of International Trade Associations
FITA is a searchable database of International Trade Web Resources. Providing more than 4000 links to International Trade/Import-Export Web sites, FITA has a wealth of information available to anyone for free.
Foreign Trade Statistics
Information on Foreign Trade statistics gathered by the US Census Bureau. Includes Trade highlights, foreign trade data and historical trade balances, among others.
International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Industry Information, as part of the International Trade Administration gathers and provides trade and industry-level data to “support the development of national trade policies.”
US International Trade Commission
Direct access to trade data, customized reports on US imports and exports by product / region.
World Trade Organization Trade Statistics
Information on trade and tariff statistics gathered by the WTO. Includes trade and tariff profiles and annual International Trade Statistics reports.
Dun & Bradstreet
Dun and Bradstreet is an international research company that offers services ranging from creating individualized reports about companies, markets or products, to individual software programs that allow users to access D&B’s Global Access Network. The price for the information depends on the amount of information desired, however, for a trail run, 25 leads are provided for free.
Kompass offers international company directories, which include information such as company name, location, address, description of product or services, key financial figures, executives, etc. Free access to Kompass allows the user to search a limited amount of companies that may not contain the full company profile. Free access with registration gives additional benefits such as automatically applied language choice, optional user recognition, and an e-mail function. Paid access gives the user full range of information provided, such as unlimited company lists and full company profiles, different company sorting options, financial data for companies, and extra search criteria that enable more effective research. Potential users need to contact Kompass to receive a customized presentation and a quotation for the subscription.
Reference USA is an internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries. The database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents. This information is free through certain library systems and is sold to government agencies, libraries, and educational institutions. For more information, visit the website and contact your library.
Bancomext Trade Directory of Mexico
Bancomext is an organization sponsored by the Mexican government. Its role is to develop local businesses and to encourage international trade in form of supporting Mexican organizations as well as foreign investors through educational and financial resources. Bancomext features a trade directory of Mexico and lists company contact information in Mexico and general links to international services. The home site offers a large number of different services, including news, publications, educational material about international trade involving Mexico, and financial data. The Spanish version of the Spanish version of the website is targeted towards the local Mexican business community (How to export, financial help, etc.), while the English version is targeted towards foreign investors (how to import, invest, establish a business, laws and regulations for foreigners, etc.) All information is free of charge.
An online database for over 100 countries worldwide, includes information on customs, protocol, travel, international management, negotiating, training, and consulting.
Lists many other available databases with information involving exporting, importing, tutorials, and other useful information.