Trade Policy Information System (TPIS)

  • Summary U.S. Trade Information, Through March 2014 (available to the Public) New Version Released 04/03/14

  • US Trade data for March, 1st quarter 2014, is available for Government users (5/6/14;11:10am).

    TPIS available at the "Sign in to TPIS" link below is available only to Federal Government Users. Contractors or institutions outside the federal government can only use the system through a federal agency account, under a grant or contract from that agency. New customers must first register an account.

    UN Trade for 2014 available for 82 reporter countries (04/16/2015).

    US Trade data updated for Government Users for February, 2014 on 04/03/2014

    Revised Data for 2010, 2011 and 2012 are available for US Merchandise Trade data and US Trade by State (6/05/2013).

    IMF Direction of Trade (DOT) for 2011 annual available, and access to pre-1980 trade totals is now available: for some countries data can be accessed for annual 1948-on, monthly 1963-on, quarterly 1973-on. NOTE: DOT contains bilateral export and import merchandise trade totals for IMF member countries. (6/20/2012).

    IMPORTANT: There are almost 1200 new HS import codes and 600 new export codes for 2012 (3/12/2012)!

    TPIS includes detailed current and historical trade data from various sources, including:

    TPIS is distinguished by its ability to do retrieval and manipulation operations on a variety of consistent, current, detailed and extensive data series to:

    • enable comprehensive trade policy analysis for decision makers;
    • assure that data used are timely;
    • make data consistently available with consistent values throughout the United States Government trade community; and
    • provide a processing faculty equally important as the data, equipped with special tools for analysis and customized reports.

    TPIS is used by many federal government agencies for:

    • trade policy development (e.g. identifying unusual trade patterns indicating trade barriers);
    • trade policy implementation (e.g. developing tariff line item retaliation lists, monitoring textile/apparel and other import quota/restraints);
    • trade district analysis;
    • publication of reports which contain data on U.S. exports and imports by product group and trading partner; and
    • export promotion planning (e.g. analysis of U.S. export capabilities and global competition).

    For more information or to report connection problems, please contact the TPIS Help Desk.