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North America Trade Data

Global Trade Data for United States, Mexico and Canada Imports & Exports

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Dominated by the cross-border trade between the three USMCA countries; the United States, Mexico, and Canada, North America accounts for nearly 25 percent of global trade. The United States is the largest market both on the continent and in the world, dominating international trade with 17 percent of total imports worldwide.

The importance of imports to (and exports from) North America to the overall global economy is obvious. Analyzing and understanding the global trade data for these countries provides early insights into this market: revealing trends, identifying market opportunities, and gauging supply chain potential. Companies can utilize this import and export data to make informed decisions. Descartes DatamyneTM gathers and packages this trade data as business intelligence. Our expansive trade database provides access to in-depth data of millions of importers, suppliers, and foreign companies active in global trade.

Easy Access to Unique Insights into North American Commerce

Powered by import and export bills of lading as well as aggregate Census data, Descartes Datamyne global trade data provides coverage into the import and export trends of the United States, Canada and Mexico which make up North America.

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Bills of Lading

Available for the United States and Central America, bills of lading data is the fastest-available trade information, added 24 hours after the shipment has been processed. With the comprehensive import and export bills of lading database, you can identify and rank the top trade commodities by volume; gauge market impact and monitor potential disruptions; track market activities for individual companies, industries, and products; and locate the top carriers and ports in these countries.

Summarized Census Data

Available one to two months (depending on government policy) after receipt from official sources, our highly detailed aggregate Census Data provides the most accurate snapshot of a country’s import and export trends.

Available for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, our Census databases allows for detailed analysis of trends and the top traded commodities by value down to the 8-digit HS Code.


Fastest Available and Most Comprehensive U.S. Trade Database

Descartes Datamyne provides authoritative and detailed trade data for the United States faster than anywhere else on the market. Original U.S. import records are released one day after receipt from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Export data is gathered directly from electronic manifests filed by ocean carriers with CBP and is updated every week.


In addition, our U.S. import database is equipped with turbo-charged search and analysis capabilities. Expansive search parameters, filters, and navigational controls allow users to conduct complex searches and drill down to exactly the data they need.

Our U.S. trade data is further refined to provide customers with the trade insights they need. Import and export records are cleaned and enhanced with value-added fields, such as country of origin, place of receipt, container type and size, NVOCC, VOCC identification, TEUs, and more. This cleansing is done through our ISO-certified data centers to ensure the highest standards for accuracy and reliability.

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Descartes Datamyne™ unlocks the value of trade data for business by delivering the latest available import and export information. Content is delivered in a format that makes it easy to research and analyze for unique market insights. Our trade data resources set the industry standard for accuracy, reliability and comprehensiveness.


Markets, across 5 continents are included in our solution. Descartes Datamyne™ features the world’s largest searchable trade database. Gathered directly from official filings with customs agencies and trade ministries, our data is detailed, timely and authoritative.


Of the world’s import-export trade is covered by our data. Sourced from the trading nations of the Americas, Asia, Africa and the EU, Descartes Datamyne™  provides the business intelligence that companies need in today’s competitive marketplace.


Shipment records are added to our database each year. This includes an average of 60,000 US maritime import Bill of Lading (BOL) records added each day – 24 hours after receipt from U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

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