Tagged: international trade

New Data & Statistics guide

OC Library has just published a new Data & Statistics guide that will help you conduct statistical research. While the guide is multi-disciplinary, there are many topics of special interest to business researchers, including:

  • People;
  • Consumer;
  • Industry/Product;
  • Economics & Trade;
  • Tourism;
  • and more.

The new guide has been integrated into Business research guides. If you have a resource to suggest for inclusion in the guide, please contact Business Liaison Librarian, Leanna Jantzi.

Passport GMID name & content change

On Wednesday, February 15, OC Library will migrate from Passport GMID to Passport Reference & Markets. Passport Reference & Markets provides consumer market performance trends and drivers at the industry level. The interface will remain the same, but users will notice some content changes.

Reference & Market’s level of content  is similar to Passport GMID, however sector level data and information will be embedded in industry market reports and individual sector level reports will no longer be available. For example, if you are researching beer (a sector of alcoholic drinks) in Canada, navigate to the Alcoholic Drinks in Canada industry report.

Reference & Markets will include increased industry coverage from  52 to 80 countries and additional country analysis, such as Business Environment, Country Pulse, and Future Demographics Reports. As before, country and consumer statistics will be available, including demographic and macro-economic statistics for 205 countries.

Reference & Markets remains one of OC Library’s top resources for international markets and fast-moving consumer goods research.

Questions? Just ask! Contact BUAD Liaison Librarian, Leanna Jantzi.

Canadian international merchandise trade

For those of you interested in international trade, Statistics Canada today released the latest numbers for Canadian international merchandise trade

Canada’s merchandise exports fell 0.7% in July, as volumes declined in most sectors, while imports grew 2.0%. As a result, Canada’s trade deficit with the world widened to $2.7 billion in July from $1.8 billion in June. – Statistics Canada