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What is USA Trade Online?
The Official Source for U.S. Merchandise Trade Data
The U.S. Census Bureau, International Trade Indicator Macro Analysis Branch (Macro) of the Economic Indicators Division, brings you USA Trade Online. Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 9,000 export commodities and 17,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level.
Washington State University Libraries' access to USA Trade Online is restricted to two simultaneous users. See details and other conditions below under "Logging On."
Logging On and Off
USA Trade Online is available only on designated workstations in the reference areas of Terrell Library and Owen Library. Click on the link for USA Trade Online and begin searching. Inquire at the reference desk for assistance in finding and using the database.
Saving and Printing Reports
- Printing: Display the item you want to print and then click the Print icon on the toolbar. Pick up the output at the printer/copier stations in the library where you gave the print command. Payment is with cash on your Cougar Card only. Reports can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an email attachment and picked up at the Cougar Copies office on the ground floor of the Compton Union Building.
- Downloading: Selected reports can be downloaded in Excel (*xls) and delimited text (*csv)
- To Save a report, click on the icon. This will open up the My Reports - Save dialogue box. Follow the brief instructions then hit "OK". To access your saved reports, click on the "Return to Data Source Selection" link above your report. This will take you back to the Data Source Selection Screen where you can access your saved reports by clicking on the "My Reports" tab in the upper left corner.
Training and Help
Import and Export Training Videos
Part A: Export Compliance and Regulations
Part B: Reporting Electronic Export Information (EEI)
Part C: Using Trade Data for Export Planning and Strategy
Part D: Trade Agreements
"This New User Guide will walk you through the steps of building your first report and exploring the customization features available."
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