Country Economic reports

We have access to economic reports that cover political developments, business risk, fiscal & monetary developments and macroeconomic performance.  

  Economist Intelligence Unit
Link to the EIU ViewPoint, Geography Tab, select country, Secondary Reports Tab, One Click Report

  Mergent Online  Limitations on Use
Activate the Country Insights Tab, Expand the Country Regions and check off desired market, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen to click on the search button

  Euromonitor (Passport)

  Global Edge
Global business knowledge site providing access to authoritative data from Michigan State University.

  EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Use the Countries Tab, search for your country, Filter starting with reports.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Choose publication type=Country Report, Type name of country into search box.

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Choose publication type=Country Report, type country name into first search box.

  World Bank Doing Business
Data and reports on business regulation for regions, 189 nations and some subnational entities and cities.

Industry Reports

Industry reports on apparel, textiles, logistics, and shipping by country may be helpful.  They don't always have the most recent data, but do offer a quick study of the key operating conditions and serve as pointers to more current information.

  D&B Hoovers
Offers public and private company and industry information including company profiles, market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor, and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles, and analyst reports.

  EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Delivers company and industry information together with relevant news, research, and analytics for developing markets.

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Search for the industry keyword and/or market in the title and limit document type to industry report, market research, market report.

Provides a portal to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources. Topics covered include industries, media, companies, product categories, and countries.

  OECD iLibrary
Not exactly industry reports, but OECD does offer studies on trade and transportation. Search by Theme and Country.


Ideas for finding suppliers include general businss directories, industry reports that list key players and trade associations, general supplier directories, trade association membership directories and events exhibitors.


trade Agreements

For the most up to date information on trade agreements see Business News databases below.  


import export basics

If you are new to import/export and trade issues, skimming ebooks may provide some useful background.  Additional titles can be found by searching Books and more.


covid impacts

COVID impacts are fast moving so search news sources for insights and intelligence via Factiva (TRIAL through 9/20 only) Nexis Uni, & ABI Inform.

business News


  Factiva (Dow Jones)
Provides access to international, national and local news sources. Many different news media such as newspapers, magazines, wires, blogs and transcripts are aggregated in English and foreign languages. The content is current and archival. Industry, company and market profiles are also provided.

  Nexis Uni  Limitations on Use
Formerly known as LexisNexis Academic. Provides full text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies.

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country- and industry-focused reports.