Over 400 commodities are defined in Trade Currents’ analyses and publications. They cover all U.S. imports and exports of goods as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Commodities are defined by groups of Harmonized System (HS) codes, with some defined by 2-digit codes and others by groups of 4 or 6 digits.

Trade Data Measures

For each commodity, import and export value by mode of transport is reported for vessel, air, and land modes. Land value largely includes trade with Canada and Mexico, although some trade with other countries moves through the Canadian and Mexican borders. In addition to value by mode, data concepts for each commodity include containerized and non-containerized value and weight, and air value and weight.

Country and Coastal Detail

In addition to modal detail, data for each commodity includes countries of origin or destination and detail for five coastal ranges: