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Why Customers Choose Descartes Datamyne

Not only do we have the world’s largest searchable global trade database, our web-based solutions are packed with features that make your job easier.

Our Data Specialists Know Global Markets

From our founders who started the company in 1992 with the goal of accurately documenting import and export transactions across the Americas and around the world, to our trade data specialists and business development managers who combine on-the-ground knowledge of markets with professional experience in key industry verticals, ours is a truly international team.

Together, we have built and continue to maintain the world’s largest searchable trade database. We have harnessed best-in-class technologies to create a state-of-the-art web portal that puts this unique resource at our customers’ fingertips.

We have achieved leadership in providing international trade data covering countries in the Americas, Asia and the European Union, as well as U.S. maritime commerce as documented by bills of lading.

Our software satisfaction is highly rated on G2

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G2 is a leading software review platform used by major companies, including Fortune 500 organizations, to make better technology purchasing decisions. We are proud to be recognized by our customers with 5-star ratings on G2 for Descartes Datamyne’s excellent performance, ease of use, value add, industry leadership, and all-round satisfaction.

Customer Satisfaction

Our Customer Service is Individualized

Each customer account is assigned one of our expert U.S.-based trade data specialists to provide individualized service and support. Optional online training is offered at no charge by our customer care team. Researchers are also available to develop customized reports based on unique specifications.

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Our Data is Verified and Subject to Strict Quality Control

Our ISO-certified data center in Montevideo, Uruguay, ensures that the database of over a billion records adheres to the highest standards for accuracy and completeness. All data is cross-checked against multiple sources and verified against prior months and prior years. In addition, shipment counts are audited with carriers.

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Our Data is Timely

U.S. shipment data is updated daily upon receipt from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The online database is updated with Datamyne’s value-added fields daily. International census data is available to Datamyne customers from one to two months (depending on government policy) after receipt from official sources.

Global trade database coverage

Our Data Coverage is Multi-National and Multi-Dimensional

Descartes Datamyne’s global trade databases cover more than 170 countries across 5 continents, including North and South America, the European Union and the UK, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Australia among many others. Access to the data is available via our online application with a range of tools to facilitate rapid analysis.

Global Trade Data Analytics

Our Comprehensive U.S. Trade Data is the Latest Available Anywhere

U.S. bill of lading import trade data is gathered from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Import shipments are available in our online application as soon as 24 hours after CBP clearance. House and Master bills of lading can be searched simultaneously or separately with no duplication of shipments.

U.S. bill of lading export trade data is collected from CBP’s Automated Export System (AES) and Document Imaging System (DIS) by ocean carrier, and available online as soon as 14 days after export from the U.S. The bill of lading data sets are complemented by U.S. Census District and Port trade statistics.

Global Trade Data Trends

Our Historical Data Provides for Longer-Term Trends Analysis

U.S. import and export trade data is available from 2004 and 2008 respectively, while historical data for most Latin American countries is available from 2007, providing the foundations for long term trends and other analysis.

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Our Value-Added Fields Provide Deeper Insights

Names and addresses of importers and exporters around the world are unified by combining variants and eliminating redundancies to reveal polished company lists, allowing for faster analysis and decision making. In the U.S. databases, unified companies are matched to Dun & Bradstreet information to enhance company profiles.

In the U.S. bill of lading databases, Harmonized System (HS) codes are assigned to shipments using product descriptions, and machine learning techniques are utilized to continuously improve the HS assignments. HS codes are widely available in the other country databases.

When not available from the data source, countries of origin are determined based on exporter addresses, places of receipt, and international ports.

U.S. bill of lading HS codes, countries of origin, and U.S. ports are matched to U.S. Census data, and records, weights, and quantities are used to calculate the estimated value of shipments. Values are widely available in the databases of other countries.

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Our Global Trade Data Solutions Feature User-Friendly Access, Search & Analysis

Descartes Datamyne’s solutions feature new “smart search” technology that offers rapid access along with superior ease of use, making it the industry’s most user-friendly and productive trade data intelligence tool. Customer benefits include being able to:


  • Download up to 2,000 results at a time to Excel spreadsheets, and view an unlimited number of results.
  • Summarize search results (by consignee, shipper, country of origin, etc.) for targeted analysis.
  • Execute more complex searches utilizing data combinations for specific results.
  • Search by or view shipments by equipment type and size in the maritime edition of our product.
  • Save searches and set alerts so that you are notified via email when new shipments of interest arrive.
  • Use drag-and-drop tools to facilitate analysis of market share by product, country of origin/destination, carrier or NVOCC.
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Use Descartes Datamyne for International Market Research

Doing international market research can be complex and time-consuming. Find out how we can help you. Our customers choose us, because we deliver the best value in global trade intelligence.

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