Trade Policy Information System (TPIS)


  • Available to Public:




  • US Trade data for October, 2014 are available for Government users (login below) (12/05/14; 10:45am).

    US Trade data June 2014 revisions for 2011-2013 are available for Government users (login below) (6/05/14; 4:00pm).

    TPIS available at the "Sign in to TPIS" link below is available only to Federal Government Users. Contractors or institutions outside the federal government can only use the system through a federal agency account, under a grant or contract from that agency. New customers must first register an account.

    UN Trade for 2013 available for 132 reporter countries (12/09/2014).

    TPIS Country Reports Now Include 2013 Trade Data, Macroeconomic Data from the April 2014 Release of the WEO, Information from the 2014 Releases of World Development Indicators and Doing Business Rankings by the World Bank and the 2014 WSJ/Heritage Inedxes of Economic Freedom (04/11/2014).

    US Trade data updated for Government Users for March, 1st Quarter 2014, on 05/06/2014 (11:10am)

    Revised Data for 2010, 2011 and 2012 are available for US Merchandise Trade data and US Trade by State (6/05/2013).

    IMF Direction of Trade (DOT) for 2011 annual available, and access to pre-1980 trade totals is now available: for some countries data can be accessed for annual 1948-on, monthly 1963-on, quarterly 1973-on. NOTE: DOT contains bilateral export and import merchandise trade totals for IMF member countries. (6/20/2012).

    IMPORTANT: There are almost 1200 new HS import codes and 600 new export codes for 2012 (3/12/2012)!

    TPIS includes detailed current and historical trade data from various sources, including:

    TPIS is distinguished by its ability to do retrieval and manipulation operations on a variety of consistent, current, detailed and extensive data series to:

    • enable comprehensive trade policy analysis for decision makers;
    • assure that data used are timely;
    • make data consistently available with consistent values throughout the United States Government trade community; and
    • provide a processing faculty equally important as the data, equipped with special tools for analysis and customized reports.

    TPIS is used by many federal government agencies for:

    • trade policy development (e.g. identifying unusual trade patterns indicating trade barriers);
    • trade policy implementation (e.g. developing tariff line item retaliation lists, monitoring textile/apparel and other import quota/restraints);
    • trade district analysis;
    • publication of reports which contain data on U.S. exports and imports by product group and trading partner; and
    • export promotion planning (e.g. analysis of U.S. export capabilities and global competition).

    For more information or to report connection problems, please contact the TPIS Help Desk.