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Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7. o Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7. Sept. 26, 2017 2:00 -3:00 pm

From SLA Connect

On Sept. 26, 2:00 – 3:00 EDT I will present a webinar about the features of the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division website –

This webinar will be “Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7”.  Your viewing of my six previous foreign trade data webinars has been good:  1,167 attendees through August 29.  I invite you to register and watch.

Among the website’s features we will look at are these –

*         The FT900 report, U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services. This is a monthly report. The press release that accompanies this report is always reported on by national news sources. The FT900 reports export, import, and trade balance data, with data for good and services by selected countries and world areas. Goods are reported in both current and chained (100=2009, aka “Real” goods) dollars; data is both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted. There are also separate tables on trade in all petroleum products, crude oil, and motor vehicles. Let me recommend that you watch this webinar if for no other reason than to learn about the FT900.

*         Trade highlights, monthly and annual, with our top trading partners.

*         Trade balance by countries, but also by such categories as “NAFTA,” “CAFTA,” “OPEC” and “European Union”.

*         Trade exports and imports by states, D.C.,  and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

*         Related Party Trade – this is import or export trade between two businesses in which one of the businesses owns at least 10% of the other business.

*         We’ll finish by looking at other features of this website such as Foreign Trade Regulations, FTR Letters, trade reference codes, and trade guides.

Register for this workshop here –

Steve Beleu, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries Got a question about this webinar? Send it to

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