TRADE DATA RESOURCES, U.S.

U.S. Census Bureau, monthly trade report and monthly trade-balance by country

U.S. Census Bureau, USA Trade Online

U.S. International Trade Administration, data and analysis

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, international transactions data, including a country’s balance of payments statement, which records a country’s cross-border transactions (see former Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Timmermans describe its importance here)

 

TRADE DATA RESOURCES, GLOBAL

World Bank, data tool on trade by country or indicator

World Trade Organization, trade data

International Monetary Fund, trade and economic data

 

TRADE ANALYSES

The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?” 2019, Council on Foreign Relations

Macroeconomic Forces Underlying Trade Deficits,” 2016, Peterson Institute for International Economics

 

TIPS AND POINTERS FROM TRADE REPORTERS

Covering International Trade,” 2018 National Press Foundation session with Washington-based trade reporters

Documenting Global Trade with Data,” 2019 National Press Foundation session with former Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Timmermans

Making Trade Come Alive for Readers,” 2019 National Press Foundation session with three Asia-based trade and economics reporters