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Learn How to Export
Provides information on how to establish and grow overseas markets for products and services
(U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration)

Country Commercial Guides
Country Commercial Guides, prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad
(U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration)

COFACE Country Risk and Economic Research
Brief country risk assessment reports

Doing Business (World Bank)
Doing Business provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 190 economies.

DataBank (World Bank)
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.

Enterprise Surveys (World Bank)
Enterprise Surveys offers an expansive array of data on 164,000 firms in 144 countries.
An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures.

Investment Climate Statements (U.S. Department of State)
Economic officers at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions prepare these annual reports analyzing over 170 foreign markets in order to help U.S. companies make informed business decisions.

Statistical, economic, trade, government, and cultural data for almost every country around the world
(International Business Center and the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University)

OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) countries and selected non-member economies.

Country Information - Online

CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Country Information - Reference Books

Trade Data

Foreign Trade Online
The Census Bureau Foreign Trade online resource provides access to U.S. Imports and Exports of Merchandise monthly data from 2010 – present.
U.S. Census: Foreign Trade
The official source for U.S. export and import statistics. Responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States.

USA Trade Online
Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, this is a dynamic data tool that gives users access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Information
Note: On this site, the term "country" does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice. As used here, the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states. Dependent territories of member countries are listed alphabetically followed by a description of the constitutional relationships with their member countries.

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: Reports and Publications
Includes National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE)

Trade Toolbox
A collection of useful "tools of the trade" to assist in understanding of trade-related issues - Export Solutions
Learn about all aspects of exporting and world markets.

TradeStats Express: National Trade Data & State Export Data
Find data on U.S. merchandise exports, imports, and trade balances as well as data on state and regional exports.

UN Comtrade
Provides annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities and partner countries for over 170 countries

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
From the U.S. State Department

WTO Trade Policy Reviews
These include reports from the WTO Secretariat and policy statements from the countries' governments.

WTO Trade Profiles
Trade Profiles contain detailed information on merchandise trade flows, including top products traded by each economy, an expanded section on trade in commercial services, as well as statistics on intellectual property.