Brief, informative highlights of leading companies and countries engaged in international trade; the “did-you-know?” of global business.
Helpful tips on doing business globally for companies entering foreign markets for the first time; a useful resource to help companies improve their chances of success overseas.
Timely trade stats across specific regions globally; a quick analysis of year-on-year trade trends.
Select international trade and business data charts; a snapshot of global import and export flows for both goods and services.
Did you know that the U.S. maintains free trade agreements with 17 countries, which account for 40% of U.S. exports and 31% of U.S. imports? In the Americas, the U.S. has identified two priority markets for export expansion based on future economic growth: first, Brazil which is one of the “Key Emerging Markets,” and second, Colombia, one of the “Next Tier Markets.”
In 2008, 58% of all U.S. exporters exported to only one market. Recognizing the continued importance of exports to the U.S. economy, the government launched the National Export Initiative (NEI) in early 2010, a program designed to help the U.S. double exports from $1.57 trillion in 2010 to $3.14 trillion by the year 2015.
All figures in the charts below are in millions of U.S. dollars on a nominal basis, not seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified. Details may not equal totals due to rounding.
All data from http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/