International Trade and Border Crossing Data

International Trade And Border Crossing Data: Selective Sources

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Katharine Ball at (519) 253-3000, ext. 3852.

Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association

U.S./Canada border crossing data (Ontario, Michigan, and New York State only): includes the Ambassador Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, Ogdensburg Bridge, Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority, Seaway International Bridge, Thousand Islands Bridge, and the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge; there is monthly and annual traffic volume data for 2006-2021 for passenger cars, trucks, and buses & misc.; excel format

Border Crossing/Entry Data (U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

Summary monthly statistics for inbound crossings at the U.S.-Canadian and the U.S.-Mexican border at the port level. Data are available for trucks, trains, containers, buses, personal vehicles, passengers, and pedestrians.

Canadian International Merchandise Trade (Statistics Canada)

Trade data for other countries including the U.S. and its states, and Canada, its provinces and territories; monthly, quarterly, or annual statistics from 1988 to the present, by broad product category; also trade data by detailed products (6 digit HS) for Canada, its provinces and territories; monthly, quarterly, annual statistics from 1988 to the present, with up to 250 countries

Trade Data Online (Statistics Canada)

Contains the values in Canadian or U.S. dollars of imports, exports, re-imports, etc. by product (detailed HS codes) or industry (detailed NAICS codes). There are trade statistics between Canada, its regions, provinces/territories and over 200 other countries, regions, or U.S. states, back to 1990; excel or csv format

U.S. International Trade Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

Monthly U.S. international trade in goods and services report, from 1991 to the present. Under: More Data (left side), see also links to Balance by Partner Country, Country/Product Trade, State/Metropolitan  Data, Related Party Trade, and Historical Series.

Transborder Freight Data (U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

Statistics by port and commodity, by state and commodity, and by state and port.

UN Comtrade Data

Selected trade series for all countries and areas recognized by the United Nations. See under the tab: Metadata & Reference (top-centre) for listings of countries and commodities, as well as definitions and sources; includes data back to 1962

World Integrated Trade Solution (World Bank)

Provides UN Comtrade, World Bank, UNCTAD, and WTO data on trade, tariffs, and non-tariff measures

World Bank Commodity Markets

Annual and monthly price and outlook data

IMF Primary Commodity Prices

Price and price indices; current and historical data


Browse by Theme, and select Trade. Books, papers, and statistics on trade for OECD countries. If you are off-campus, you will have to sign on with your UWin ID and email password.

Eastern Border Transportation Coalition

Reports, papers, and presentations on cross border issues; see under: EBTC Info; in Canada, they cover Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador; in the U.S., they cover Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Maine.

Cross Border Institute (University of Windsor)

Reports, papers, and briefing notes on cross border issues, but focusing on the Windsor-Detroit corridor; see under Research.

Updated November 2022

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