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Search through the country reports prepared by FAS attaches covering nearly 130 countries. Search by keyword, including country and commodity. Updated daily.
Export & Import Data
U.S. export/import data is available from FAS databases:
Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS)
provides U.S. agricultural trade data including official U.S.
Trade data (Bureau of the Census), U.S. Customs District
trade Data and U.S. State trade data into one
environment using data visualization, data analysis and
information integration to provide the means to quickly
and easily perform research and analysis on trade data,
and to identify trade-related issues and trends through
a simple and flexible Web-based interface.
As of November 23, 2009, data formally available from the U.S. Trade system, the Bulk, Intermediate, and Consumer-Oriented agricultural product (BICO) system and the Processed Food Groupings system are now available from within GATS.
Production, Supply and Distribution Database (PS&D)
This database contains current and
historical official USDA data on production, supply and distribution of
agricultural commodities for the United States and key producing and
consuming countries. Users may select from a menu of pre-defined tables
categorized by commodity or commodity group (see Pre-defined Tables below),
or create custom queries for specific commodities, attributes and/or
countries (see Custom Query tab above). For your convenience, the system
enables you to view queried data on screen or download it as a file that you
can open with your spreadsheet or database program.
Export Sales Query System
This database allows users to search for information dating from Jan. 1,
1999, to the present, based on commodity and country of destination. Data
typically will be updated on a weekly basis, usually Thursdays, with the
release of the weekly export sales report. Additionally, the database will
produce custom graphs showing outstanding sales and exports of a particular
commodity by marketing year, as well as comparing data from the previous
year and a 5-year average.
Processed Food Export Groupings
Processed Food Groupings data are now available from within GATS.
Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) Databases
Helps users determine rates and limitations on
the usage of agricultural pesticides.
Subject Experts Search
The contact directory provides a
list of topics related to international agriculture and trade and the
experts, inside and outside FAS, who can provide information on them.
All FAS news releases and program announcements, dating back to October 1995, are available through searches on date, program area, country, and commodity.
Market access reports which aim to consolidate general information on the technical requirements (i.e. food laws, labeling, import procedures, etc.) for food and agricultural imports imposed by foreign countries.
FAS discontinued the Trade Leads and Buyer Alerts services effective January 1, 2006.
U.S. suppliers who want to inform foreign buyers about their products
may contact the
State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs) for assistance. The SRTGs, which are FAS program participants, offer customized export assistance on a wide variety of export-related topics from "connection to collection." The SRTGs list can be obtained by accessing the FAS Web page at http://www.fas.usda.gov/agx/counseling_advocacy/srtg_directory.asp.
For further information, contact the Processed Products Division at (202) 720-2260.
U.S. Supplier List*
Search 3,800 exporters and their
Search through international promotional activities, from major trade shows to smaller events such as store, hotel and catalog promotions organized by FAS offices overseas
Search for FAS employees in the USDA Washington Metro area telephone directory.
State Fact Sheets
State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income,
farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities,
exports, and counties for each state in the United States.
Search for Uruguay Round Agreement tariff schedules according to country or chapter.
WTO Agricultural Trade Policy Commitments
National Basic Food Prices Data and Analysis
This database contains data on
implementation of commitments in agricultural policy by WTO members.
The data are organized into three sections; one each for
domestic support, export subsidy, and market access data.
A database from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the
United Nations that shows the prices
of different food commodities in local currencies or dollars and local
measurements as well as standard weights. It allows for price
comparisons between domestic and international markets, between
different markets in the same country, as well as between countries.
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they are and whenever they need it — quality
information resources, many not available elsewhere. DigiTop is managed
by USDA's National Agricultural
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