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VIII. International Trade

Printed sources on this subject usually guide the reader through
the practical aspects of foreign trade, or present statistical
analyses of international commerce.  Reference books of both types
are gathered together in the lower HF call number range in the
Business Reading Room. 
                     
                                     General Works

Encyclopedia of international commerce / by William J. Miller. --
1st ed. -- Centreville, Md. : Cornell Maritime Press, c1985. -- x,
391 pp. : ill.
                                                                  
                                                   HF1001.M55 1985

         Presents concise definitions of terms and concepts.
Appendices include lists of foreign chambers of commerce, national
standards bodies, and statistical tables.


Commodity indexes for the Standard international trade
classification, revision 3 / Department for Economic and Social
Information and Policy Analysis, Statistical Division. -- New York
: United Nations. -- (Statistical papers. Series M ; no. 38/rev. 2,
vol. 1- ).                                                        
          
                                                   HF1041.C55 1994

         These volumes are the key to the SITC system, the system
by which the commodities of trade are classified in statistical
documents of the U.N., E.E.C., O.E.C.D., and the U.S.


                                                                  
                                          
Price Waterhouse information guides.
         This series of paperbound volumes is continuously updated
to present the latest practical information on international
business.  There are guides to "Doing Business In" particular
countries, and special subject guides such as "Individual Taxes--A
Worldwide Summary," etc.  The set is uncataloged and is kept
together as a series in the unbound journals area near the Business
Reference Desk.


World trade index. -- Hove, East Sussex : Eagle Pub. Co.
                                                                  
                                                       HF54.G7 W67

         Provides a description of each country's production and
trade situation, plus a small list of companies for each.


Exporters' encyclopaedia. -- New York, N.Y. : Dun and Bradstreet
International. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                HF3011.E9 Ref Desk

         A single volume of practical data on individual countries,
including an overview of trade regulation.


The American register of exporters and importers. -- New York :
American Register of Exporters and Importers Corporation. --
Annual.
                                                                  
                                                HF3010.A6 Ref Desk


                         Statistics Sources


Index to international statistics : IIS. -- Washington, DC :
Congressional Information Service.
                                                                  
                                                         Z7552.I53

         Monthly, with quarterly and annual cumulations.  The
Microform Reading Room has a full set of these "statistical
publications of international intergovernmental organizations."
Index volumes are available in the Main Reaing Room and in the
Business Reading Room.  Also available as part of CD-ROM:
Statistical Masterfile.


Guide to foreign trade statistics. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept.
of Commerce, Bureau of the Census : For sale by the Supt. of Docs.,
U.S. G.P.O.
                                                                  
                                                        HF105.B73a

         Includes referrals to other sources.


Handbook of economic statistics. -- Washington, D.C. : The Central
Intelligence Agency : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
-- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                        HA155.U54a

         A source for data on eastern Europe, on countries formerly
in the Communist bloc, and developing countries; this publication
is likely to contain information more current than found in U.N.
publications of the same time frame.


International trade statistics yearbook / Department of
International Economic and Social Affairs, Statistical Office. --
New York : United Nations. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                         HF91.U473

         Comprehensive, but usually several years old.


Handbook of international trade and development statistics / United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development. -- New York : United
Nations.
                                                                  
                                                       HF1016.U54a

         A single-volume compilation of various statistics on
foreign trade and aid. Sources are U.N. and other.


FAO yearbook. Trade. -- Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                       HD9000.4.T7

         Describes imports and exports of food and agricultural
commodities.

International marketing data and statistics. -- [London :
Euromonitor Publications Ltd.]                                    
                              
                                                 HA42.I56 Ref Desk

         Covers forty-three countries outside Europe.


Direction of trade statistics yearbook. -- Washington, D.C. :
International Monetary Fund. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                          HF91.I65

         Monthly updates are found in the Newspaper and Current
Periodical Reading Room. Data presented include dollar volume and
direction of trade between countries.


Balance of payments statistics. Yearbook / International Monetary
Fund. -- Washington, D.C. : The Fund. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                        HG3882.B34


Foreign trade by commodities / OECD Department of Economics and
Statistics. -- [Paris] : OECD. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                        HF1016.F67

         This statistical report is issued in three series. 
Business Reading Room holds the hard copy version of Series C,
Import and Export Commodities by Country and by Commodity.  Series
A, Monthly Updates, and Series B, microfiche Country Reports, are
not available in the Library of Congress, but they are available
for use at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development Library, 2010 L Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC
20036-4095, telephone (202) 785-6523.



                         U.S. EXPORTS


U.S. exports. Domestic merchandise, SIC-based products by world
area. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the
Census : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                     HF105.C137166


U.S. exports. Schedule B commodity by country. -- Washington, D.C.
: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census : For sale by the
Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                      HF105.C13714


U.S. exports. Commodity groupings by world area. -- Washington,
D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census : For sale by
the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                     HF105.C137152


U.S. exports. World area and country by schedule E commodity
groupings. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of
the Census : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                        HF105.B73d



                           U.S. IMPORTS


U.S. foreign trade. General imports, commodity by world area. --
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census :
For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                     HF105.C137182


U.S. general imports. World area and country of origin by schedule
A commodity groupings. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of
Commerce, Bureau of the Census : For sale by the Supt. of Docs.,
U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                     HF105.C137172


U.S. imports. Consumption and general SIC-based products by world
areas. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the
Census : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. -- Annual.
                                                                  
                                                       HF105.C1372


U.S. imports for consumption. Harmonized TSUSA commodity by country
/ U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. -- --
Washington, DC : The Bureau : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.
G.P.O. -- Annual.

                                                                  
                                                        HF105.B73i
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