Trade Data

International trade is the movement of goods from country to country, whether through bilateral or multinational free trade agreements. Measured through trade data supplied by numerous groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division, international trade is accomplished through a variety of trade finance mechanisms, including letters of credit and loan guarantees through the U.S. Export-Import Bank and other global facilities.

Commentary

Regardless of how the North American Free Trade Agreement fares under the Trump administration — whether it undergoes a tweaking, is fully renegotiated, or is scrapped outright — Texas and other southern border states will be on the front lines of the fallout.

News & Analysis

17 Jul 2017
The shuttering of many plants for three weeks and more, opposed to the traditional break of one or two weeks, bodes poorly for the country’s third-largest export and its second-largest import.
14 Jul 2017
US cotton exporters are anticipating another strong year after containerized cotton exports rose 3.7 percent last year.
25 Jun 2017
Canada’s economy is expected to pick up steam in 2017, with real GDP growth forecast at 2 percent for the year.
21 Jun 2017
The East Hope Group is a formidable aluminium producer, with some 150 subsidiaries and 24,000 employees.
20 Jun 2017
India’s container trade is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming months.
29 May 2017
The Top 5 Importers in 2016 combined to handled 2.2 million TEU while the Top 5 Exporters shipped 921,600 TEU.
29 May 2017
Nine port pairs on services between Southeast Asia and the West Coast are experiencing faster transit times than before the new and enhanced alliances launched April 1.
24 May 2017
Julian Thomas, CEO of Hamburg Sud in the East Coast of South America, said the first-quarter figures are “impressive indeed.”
24 May 2017
The strong showing may reflect some additional business due to the resetting of the alliances, but is more likely a sign of the good trade performance by the overall economy over the past months.
22 May 2017
Growth in US containerized exports continues, but slows, despite uncertainties over the direction of US trade policy, a strong dollar, and growing competition.