Country and Industry Research
The tools and resources listed below provide business intelligence on foreign markets that can help you narrow and refine your search and tailor your export plan. You can also talk directly with one of our trade specialists for guidance. Export Washington offers a team of dedicated specialists for the following industries – aerospace, marine technology, clean technology, advanced manufacturing and materials, information communications and technology, and life sciences and global health. Companies that produce value-added agriculture or processed foods can receive specialized assistance from the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s International Marketing Program. The program provides buyer matchmaking, marketing assistance, and in-country expertise in Japan, Taiwan, and China.
Once you’ve narrowed your target markets, incorporate your market research into your export plan. This outline of a sample outline of an export plan shows one approach that may fit your business profile.
A free research tool with 5,000 quality resources. You can search by trading bloc, country, states, or industry. Includes tutorials on how to export.
World Bank Databank
A research tool that provides demographic, environmental and business information on nations
U.S. Library of Congress Country Studies
Descriptions and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world
CIA World Fact Book
Provides information on individual countries’ history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, and military as well as transnational issues
Offers simple ways to graphically compare nations. Provides information on countries’ geography, demographics, economy, military, government and culture
Top Washington Exports 2013
U.S. Export Assistance Center Market Research Guide
A step-by-step research guide and market research library
Provides objective measures of business regulations in 183 nations and selected cities. Offers economy snapshots and ranks nations and cities based on business indicators
The world leader in strategy research for consumer markets. Offers market research information on countries, products and industries
Trade Data and Statistics
U.S. International Trade Administration TradeStats Express
The latest annual and quarterly international trade data
USA Trade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities (subscription fee charged)
USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb
Provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data including import statistics, export statistics, tariffs, future tariffs and tariff preference information
United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database
Database of national import and export statistics
WISER (World Institute for Strategic Economic Research) Trade Data
Offers high-quality trade statistis, data and technical support for exporters, researchers and trade service providers (subscription fee charged)
Offers easy, affordable access to the world's largest searchable database of import-export trade in the US, Latin America, the EU, and Asia (subscription fee charged)
Most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne trade activity in the world that provides accurate and reliable import and export information on cargoes moving through ports in the United States, Latin America and Asia (subscription fee charged).