Statistics are not easy to find. It is probably one of the more difficult reference questions, librarians deal with. One website that gives Federal statistics is FedStats. The web address is It is a website which gives statistics from the Federal Government with links to over one hundred agencies. brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. It has information that will help you start an exporting business.  It gives a step by step approach on how to do market research on exporting.  Information about where you can locate trade data is provided.  Take a look at the link