Tuesday, May 13, 2008

International Imports/Exports

A student came in looking for import and export information for the textile industry in Bangladesh. Brian and I were able to use USA Trade Online to get the information she needed. In order to generate the report the student wanted, you have to go through a number of steps.

First, click 'access trade data.' From the next page, you have to choose imports or exports and the type of report you want (annual, monthly, cumulative, or by commodity). From the menu on the left, you have to choose country, commodities (this is a large list of items), measures (value, quantity and unit price), and time frame. You will then choose 'view table' from the top of the page, and the database generates the report. The help icon will guide you through the steps, and explains a lot of the features of the database.

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