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

The disparity in the degree to which SMEs in Canada and the United States make use of trade opportunities is substantial and offers some explanation as to why it was the United States that initiated the discussion over making NAFTA more accessible to small business.

News & Analysis

16 Aug 2017
A new bilateral agreement could open China’s huge market to US rice as early as next year.
10 Aug 2017
South Asia is the leading growth market for container shipping.
09 Aug 2017
US containerized imports are forecast to reach the highest-ever monthly total in August.
01 Aug 2017
Brazil’s container trade grew 5.8 percent year-over-year in the first quarter.
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.