Statistical Information Service

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade can help you make your important business decisions.

We provide a statistical information service for individuals and organisations seeking specialised trade and other economic data in relation to Australia and the rest of the world.

Wide trade coverage

We specialise in the provision of commodity trade data for Australia and the rest of the world. We can also provide other economic and socio-economic information on specific countries.

As well as Australia's official trade records, our electronic database has trade records of almost 200 countries and regions, covering more than 90 per cent of total world merchandise trade. With statistics sourced from over 100 national statistical offices and international organisations such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation, we can quickly provide specific market-related trade statistics for clients.

Fast accurate service

We can provide data to your specifications on either hard copy, disk or e-mail; simple queries can usually be handled over the phone. For most inquiries, a cost recovery fee is applicable. We endeavour to complete most requests in less than 48 hours, although this depends on the nature of the inquiry, and the backlog of orders.

For further information, please contact the Client Services Manager:

Last Updated: 23 May 2014