Want to Learn More About U.S. Trade Statistics? Check out BEA’s and Census’ July 25 Webinar

Do you want to have a deeper understanding of how monthly trade statistics are compiled and how trade between the United States and other countries is measured? Then join the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau for a July 25 webinar deciphering the U.S. international trade in goods and services report. The webinar will start at 1 p.m. EDT.

The Commerce Department’s BEA and Census Bureau produce the monthly trade report. During the webinar, representatives from both statistical agencies will walk you through all the key pieces of this important report. The monthly trade report is the official source of comprehensive data on imports and exports of goods and services. These trade statistics provide vital information for policymakers, businesses, and anyone interested in understanding the performance of the U.S. economy, especially in a global context. Trade is also a key component of U.S. gross domestic product, or GDP.

Here’s what you need to do to participate in the free webinar:

  1. Approximately 15 minutes prior to the start time, go to the registration page.
  2. Click on the log-in information and dial into the webinar.

This webinar is the first in the Census Bureau’s 2013 Economic Indicator Webinar Series.  Each of the 13 webinars in this series will provide an indepth description of how the critical economic indicator data are collected and how you can access and use these statistics. Other webinar topics include construction, housing, and retail trade. The complete schedule is available on the Census Bureau Web site.

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