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Global Trade Atlas: Global Import/Export Commodity Trade Data

Unlock growth possibilities with a global view of trade.

Do you know your market share? Where does your next opportunity lie?

Collecting and collating international trade data is a major undertaking because each country uses a different reporting methodology. Yet in today’s increasingly integrated global economy, understanding the impact of change on trade flows – whether it’s a supply chain disruption or a proposed tariff – can be critical to survival.

That’s why governments and companies worldwide turn to the Global Trade Atlas (GTA). Built upon 20 years’ of historical data, the GTA is the world’s most comprehensive merchandise trade statistics database – with official monthly bilateral trade statistics for 85+ countries and annual data for 200+ countries, representing over 90% of global trade. Whether you are interested in broad trade patterns or specific product and port developments, the GTA allows you to calculate the value, quantity and unit price of merchandise imports and exports at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule level. Moreover, the GTA uses data from the official source of each reporting country, so you can be sure your decisions rely on legitimate and consistent information. Many customers use the Global Trade Atlas as a complement to our PIERS product, which tracks trade at the detailed bill-of-lading level.

Your annual subscription includes unlimited access for all users and connections, with complete training and support from our customer service team whose collective 100+ years of international trade statistics experience ensures you will maximize your content’s value.

You can also learn more about GTA in the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Global Trade Atlas can help you:

  • Build a global view of a commodity or group of commodities
  • See the effect of new market entrants
  • Identify emerging markets, trends and supply sources
  • Uncover supply-demand imbalances and emerging opportunities
  • Compare your market share to the competition

Capabilities

  • Data Integration – Integrate GTA data into your internal systems with scheduled data file delivery
  • Currency converter – Convert from the reporting currency to 30+ major currencies using the monthly exchange rates of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • User-defined groups – Create product or country groups for customized reports
  • Saved search – Quickly repeat in-depth research across disparate data sources
  • Standard search fields – In one-click, quickly aggregate the following information in full-year, half-year, quarterly, or monthly time periods:
    • Commodity
    • Trading countries
    • Merchandise value
    • Quantity
    • Unit price
  • Transportation mode and detailed location – Extend your analysis with filters for transport mode, ports, district, company names, regimes, provinces, state, region, domestic trade values (availability of data fields vary by source and country)
  • Multilingual search – Search the GTA using Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German and Italian
  • Multiple reporting formats – View year-over-year changes, monthly trends, the relationship between unit prices and volumes, and more in downloadable reports
  • Data extract button – Use the data wizard to set search criteria and download data directly to a comma- or tab-delimited file
  • Dynamic Excel file – Save your analysis on your computer in an Excel file, which will automatically refresh when you open it with the most recent GTA data
  • Data Visualization – Generate a graph with the data from your search results
  • Integrate with PIERS – Identify a company’s imports and exports for US trade data

Who uses the GTA?How?
Commodity Analyst
  • Create market forecasts or analysis for traders and the C-suite
  • See where competition is trading
  • Understand seasonality’s impact on trade
Product/Strategy Manager
  • Determine which countries to sell products to and at what price
  • Identify where competitors are sourcing from
Governments (Commerce/Agriculture/Defense/Foreign Relations Departments, Trade Policy Negotiators, Intelligence Agencies, Border Security)
  • Validate national trade policy
  • Determine market position/competitiveness
  • Secure borders
  • Analyze impact of trade embargoes, stockpiling and illicit trade
Transportation Analysts (Dry Bulk, Container and Port Analysts)
  • Quantify the amount of merchandise trade, how it is transported and which ports are involved
  • Forecast demand for ships
  • Identify market share and promote business development
Trade Associations
  • Report to member companies on global trade flows for market opportunities, risk and country competiveness

Industry Success Stories

Resources

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Oct 11

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Sep 23

JOC Insights: US furniture imports

US furniture imports up for 19 straight quarters US containerized imports of furniture as measured by TEU volume expanded in the second quarter of the year for the 19th consecutive quarter, year-over-year, driven largely by an improving home sales market on the back of low mortgage rates and respectable job gains. As demand for homes goes up, demand for furniture..more

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