International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, site for economic data, international trade data, and government publications. See especially the Country Commercial Guides (below), annual reports prepared by U.S. Embassy personnel containing business, economic and political information as it affects investment.
This is the most comprehensive source of trade data available. Published by United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Divided into two volumes: Trade by Country and Trade by Commodity. Includes statistics on import and export including principal trading partners and price indexes for various commodities. Summary data covers past 25 years. Also see Foreign Trade Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Focus on consumer goods and services. Provides access to market research data, country reports, company profiles, and statistics on countries, consumers, and industries for over 350 markets and 205 countries. Demographic, economic, and marketing statistics for countries worldwide, as well as several years of historic market size data for many consumer products in multiple countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Consumer lifestyles, companies and brands. Formerly known as GMID (Global Market Information Database).
The United Nations Conference on Trade & Development provides access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators essential for the analysis of world trade, investment, international financial flows, and development. Harmonized data from national and international sources ensures data consistency. Topics cover international merchandise & services trade, foreign direct investment, economic trends, commodities, creative economies, maritime transport and more.
Official source for U.S. export and import data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides current and cumulative statistics on a monthly, annual, and year-to-date basis. Select broad commodity classification categories using the Harmonized System (HS) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Users must set up a free individual account. Updated monthly.