International Business: Trade data

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Library databases

Data collected by the OECD and other NGO's are organized by classification codes such as the SITC.  Here's more information about these classification codes.

Trade data from the US government

About trade data

In general, you can find trade data in one of two configurations:

  • Country of destination (trade partner) and value
  • Commodity (product/service) and value

Finding the three-way combination of trade partner, product and value is much harder!  And it usually means that the data are not very detailed.

Reference books ...

Trade data from international organizations