Census Trade Tools for the FDLP

  • Duration: 59 minutes
  • Date Recorded: September 20, 2022


  • John Darr, Program Analyst, Office of the Division Chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Jason Jindrich, Supervisor, International Trade Indicator Macro Analysis Branch/Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau


The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source of U.S. import and export statistics, and these are updated monthly. USA Trade Online, the Census API, and the Global Market Finder are tools that provide free access to this data. Through the FDLP, users also have access to the detailed Merchandise Trade Files. These data resources give users of all levels of data need and experience access to the most current U.S. international trade data. With multiple data sets and capabilities, these resources offer the most accurate and timely access to official U.S. trade data. 


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