Where Can I Get Market Research?
Start with Who and What You Know
Learning as much as you can about the market you intend to enter is just common sense, but while large corporations can out-source that research, small companies may not be able to afford the cost. Fortunately, the US government releases a variety of reports that are available on-line, and you may also be able to locate government-sponsored reports from the country you are thinking of exporting to!
Follow the links below to check out information from US government agencies.
- The US Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States.www.census.gov/foreign-trade
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.www.bls.gov
- Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. Services are provided free of charge to US businesses.www.export.gov