Export Development Canada
EDC offers access to a wide range of free economic and political research for numerous trade markets. This section of the site provides valuable country-specific information to exporters, including the top-exporting sectors in that country, dollar value of exports to that country from Canada and more. You can also get valuable match-making insight via the list of countries EDC has relationships with, and the companies within these countries. EDC encourages these foreign companies to buy goods and services from Canadian companies. EDC knows their procurement needs and helps them to identify potential Canadian suppliers.
Conducting Market Research
This section of the Canada Business website focuses on conducting market research. Learn more about market research, how it can improve your business decisions, steps to international market research and how to conduct a market-research campaign.
Data about the U.S. Economy and Population
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau provides data about the population and economy of the United States, including such topics as housing, health insurance, local employment, poverty and more. An important site for any business looking to export to the United States.
The Digital Economy of Canada (E-Business)
Canadian e-Business Initiative (CeBI)
CeBI was officially launched in September 2002, with a two-year mandate to advocate e-business adoption and usage amongst SMEs, provide advice on tax and investment rules, brand Canada as a tech-savvy country and benchmark Canada's performance in the digital economy. While CeBI's final meeting was held on September 28, 2004, this site links to many reports about the digital economy in Canada.
Doing Business in China
Canada China Business Council (CCBC)
CCBC is a private, membership-based association that seeks to facilitate and promote trade and investment between Canada and China. Founded in 1978 by a forward-looking group of Canadian and Chinese businessmen, the CCBC has served Canadian and Chinese businesses for 30 years.
Export Business Map
Google has published a series of ‘Export Business Maps,’ bringing knowledge on key business opportunities to Canadian companies hoping to grow internationally. Get “at-a-glance” info about Canada’s top ten export countries with seasonality calendars providing insights into the most important holidays and events in each market, as well as fundamental facts about web and mobile usage for each country.
Import and Export Trade Leads
Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
FITA/Global Sources is a partnership between FITA and Global Sources, a leading business-to-business (B2B) media company that facilitates global trade, with a particular focus on the China market, by providing information to international buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers.
International Trade Resources: Global Trade Portal
Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
FITA fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, national and global associations that have an international mission. FITA provides resources, benefits and services to the international trade community and useful tools to help you do business globally.
Investing and Doing Business in Mexico
SoftLanding Group Mexico
This organization provides counseling to international companies analyzing investing and doing business in Mexico.
Market Information on Agri-Food Trade Service
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
This site offers market reports in the agri-food trade service, including bakery products, poultry and egg, meat and livestock, processed and snack food, fruits and vegetables and more. Regions covered include Canada, U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East/North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Euromonitor International offers quality international market intelligence on industries, countries and consumers, as well as an online source for reference books about the U.S. market and economy. Euromonitor has more than 30 years of experience publishing market reports, business-reference books, online-information systems and bespoke consulting projects.
Market Report Access
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service delivers key market intelligence on foreign markets to Canadian businesses and organizations.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
This section of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada's website offers market reports by industry sectors such as aerospace and defence, agriculture, health, fish and seafood, chemicals, ocean technologies, bio-industries and many more.
The market research section of Canada Business helps you find foreign countries with customers that need your products or services.
Political and Economic Information
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Now available in a dynamic online format providing access to up-to-date economic, political and statistical data around the world, interactive features such as maps, flags, and graphs and the ability to compare multinational statistics in graph or tabular form, comprehensive search and more.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Statistical reports on a wide range of aspects of Canada’s involvement with Asia. These cover trade, investment, people flows and profiles of Canada’s ethnic Asian population. Statistics on trade are updated quarterly; those on investment either monthly or annually; and those on immigration and population either annually or as new national census data is released.
Steps to International Market Research
This site focuses on the "Steps to International Market Research". Learn some of the basic steps to follow when researching foreign markets.
Trade Data Online
Trade Data Online provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canadian and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries. Search by products (Imports, Exports, and Trade Balances by Product-HS Codes) or by industry (Imports, Exports, Trade Balances and Manufacturing Shipments by Industry-NAICS Codes).
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.