Tag Archives: Data

Vroom…Auto Industry Shows Growth



By: Terri Long On October 4, 2011, the Full Report on Manufacturer’s Shipments, Inventories and Orders for August 2011 was released. Preliminary estimates show January – August 2011 shipments of transportation equipment were $365.8 billion, up 4.1% over the $351.3 billion … Continue reading

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U.S. Working with Canada to Improve Trade Statistics!



By: Melissa Scott In my previous post, The United States – Canada Data Exchange, we went over the agreement between the U.S. and Canada to exchange import statistics. Let’s now talk briefly about the operations involved in the data exchange that help … Continue reading

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Resources at AESDirect.gov



By: Nidaal Jubran When I first started in the Automated Export System branch of the Foreign Trade Division a little over a year ago, I found myself relying heavily on the information at our website in order to understand the nuances … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Floss



By: Terri Long Do you remember your last visit to the dentist’s office? Dentist: I noticed a bit of plaque build-up. Have you been flossing twice a day? (awkward silence) You: Um… I ran out and I just can’t find any … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases in July; new data tool online



By: Joe Kafchinski The U.S. international trade deficit decreased to $42.8 billion in July 2010, as exports increased and imports decreased. Exports increased $2.8 billion to $153.3 billion and imports decreased $4.2 billion to $196.1 billion. The $7.0 billion drop in … Continue reading

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Data Requests



By: Sean Kline  How to Get a Year’s Worth of EEI Data for FREE! Hello to the world of trade! Did you know that you can submit a data request and get 12 months of your company’s AES records for … Continue reading

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How to Catch a Blooper



By: David Johnson If you are reading this blog, I can safely assume that you are a human. As a human, I can also assume that you have made a mistake or two in your day. If you have happened to … Continue reading

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Verifying Shipments



By: Dan Cariello Each month analysts in the Foreign Trade Division contact freight forwarders, customs brokers, exporters and importers to verify the data elements on import and export records filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This process involves calling the … Continue reading

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