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This guide is a starting place for finding information related to economics.

About Trade

Trade is the process of buying, selling, or exchanging of commodity, goods, and services.

Types of trade

  • Retail trade: direct consumption
  • Wholesale trade: other than a standard consumer
  • Domestic trade (or commodity flow): the flow of commodities through water, air, and rail transport systems within a country
  • International trade: trade between different countries, including
    • exports: domestically produced goods or services sold to another country
    • imports: goods and services purchased from a foreign country
  • Industrial Trade: search UCLA catalog (for example: food industry and trade)

US Trade

Data found on USA Trade Online is also available in CD-Rom format from the UCLA Library.