STAT-USA: Key Business, Economic, and International Trade Information


STAT-USA's objective is to provide the public with access to key business, economic, and international trade information in formats that are easy to use and located in a "one-stop shop." STAT-USA(r)/Internet is a single point of access for business, economic, and trade-related information from across the Federal government. STAT-USA/Internet consists of two main databases: 1) State of the Nation (SOTN), which tracks the direction of the U.S. economy and provides a repository for statistical releases of economic indicators from a number of federal agencies; and 2) Global Business Opportunities (GLOBUS) & the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB), which includes trade leads, exchange rates, extensive market and country research, and contact databases. USA Trade(r) Online provides access to U.S. merchandise trade data, offering current and cumulative export and import data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities worldwide, and also includes port-level data. The annual historic data on USA Trade Online (UTO) are available from 1992 to the present and the monthly historical data are available from January 2002 to the present. UTO allows users to find existing and emerging export markets for products, compare specific product exports with related products, determine market share of export markets, and monitor trends in specific products, markets, and countries.EuroTrade Online(r) offers detailed and timely trade data straight from the European Commission's Commerce Exterieur database, Comext. The official statistics for the European Union (EU), EuroTrade Online, documents import and export data on a monthly basis at the 8-digit level of industry detail for the 25 EU member countries.Syndicate USA is similar to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) but more sophisticated and capable. This allows organizations to target subsets of STAT-USA's vast inventory of information and have this information pushed to them within minutes of the actual release.STAT-USA Paid Training is the newest service of STAT-USA. The training sessions cover the basics of STAT-USA/Internet and USA Trade Online and then delves deeper into the functionality of both services, complete with practice exercises. The classes can be tailored to specific interests. Statistical Abstract of the United States, from the U.S. Census Bureau, is one of the most widely used reference tools in the country and provides a wealth of data to help identify trends that could affect businesses. The CD-ROM version takes those statistics one-step further, allowing the customer to download and manipulate the tables to meet their needs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: Economics and Statistics Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Dissemination of Technical Information.
Program Accomplishments
STAT-USA/Internet includes the National Trade Database (NTDB) and State of the Nation (SOTN). The GLOBUS/NTDB contains over 120 program titles, including market research, country profiles, foreign business contacts, and export "how-to" guides. Additionally, both SOTN and NTDB databases contain libraries of current and recently released information (commonly referred to as the SOTN Library and International Trade Library, respectively). In response to user demand, STAT-USA/Internet includes information from non-federal sources such as the Institute for Supply Management and Cantor/Fitzgerald, among others. Subscribers enjoy quick access to late breaking economic and trade news from the Federal Government, and can keep abreast of important release dates and opportunities. USA Trade Online, provides official U.S. export and import statistics shortly after official release through an user-friendly interface allows charting and graphing capabilities, ranking options, simple calculation, and more. The website now provides port-level data. EuroTrade Online (ETO) provides access to import and export merchandise trade for 25 major European countries. The trade data contains over 12,000 commodities and is based on 8-digit Harmonized System classification structure. Syndicate USA allows subscribers to select the most useful information in business, economics, and international trade and have it delivered to them through various electronic technologies. Paid Training helps subscribers to unleash the full potential of the STAT-USA/Internet and/or USA Trade Online websites. The training can be tailored to fit the subscriber organization's focus and interest areas. During these sessions, the subscribers gain a deeper understanding of business, trade, and economic resources from across the Federal government through a series of practical hands-on learning exercises and case studies.
Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, 15 U.S.C. 4901 et. seq., 15 U.S.C. 1527a.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Subscriptions to or single purchases of STAT-USA Products are available for purchase by the general public.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Not applicable.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Federal, State and local agencies, businesses, industries, educational institutions and the general public use this statistical information. STAT-USA publishes over 100,000 documents, which are updated daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. Electronic re-dissemination of files or data from the STAT-USA Products is prohibited without prior approval of STAT-USA. Please contact STAT-USA for more information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Forrest Williams, Director, STAT-USA, U.S. Department of Commerce, HCHB Room 4885, Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: (202) 482-3429.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Subscription prices are as follows: STAT-USA/Internet: Annual $200.00, single quarterly $75.00; USA Trade Online: Annual $300.00, single monthly $75.00; EuroTrade Online: Annual $2,900.00, single monthly $1,015.00. Syndicate USA: A standard subscription is based on the volume of information transmitted, the frequency of the transmission and whether the information is electronically re-disseminated to external users. STAT-USA representatives will develop a price quote for an individual user or company. Training: DC Metro area: One-Day - $350 and Two-Day - $500; US: One-Day - $650 and Two-Day - $1,000; and International: One-Day - $350 (+roundtrip air fair) and Two-Day - $500 (+roundtrip air fair). Statistical Abstract CD-ROM: $50 (shipment to a U.S. address), $75 (shipped to a foreign address). For subscriptions, contact: U.S. Department of Commerce, STAT-USA; HCHB Room 4885; Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: (202) 482-1986 or 800-STAT-USA, Fax (202) 482-2164; E-mail or on the Internet
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.