New! 2016 Export Guides

Export Guides Cover 97 Percent of World Economy Outside of the U.S.

More than 95 percent of the world’s consumers reside outside of the United States. When conducting research on foreign markets, do what thousands of U.S. businesses do each year; check out the latest market trends available through our U.S. Country Commercial Guides (CCGs). CCGs now cover markets representing 97 percent of global GDP outside of the United States.


More than 140 Country Commercial Guides, containing 70 sections of the latest intelligence on high-demand industry sectors, economic overviews, selling techniques, investment climate considerations, trade financing options, and business travel advice and resources.

16 NEW countries added to the CCG portfolio, including: Bahamas, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Fiji, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Suriname, and Sri Lanka; as well as the sub-Saharan Africa countries of Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Nearly 10,000 articles covering foreign markets spanning the world.

Updates written by “boots-on-the-ground” U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals and U.S. State Department economic officers—all living and working in-country.

World Bank Group Commercial Guide that provides insights into how World Bank-funded projects work, and how American firms, from prime contractors to subcontractors and suppliers, can identify and access opportunities in them.

Easily tap directly into targeted country information on your smartphone and tablet. Search dozens of multiple country readouts for specific industries.

To access the new Country Commercial Guides, visit Businesses are encouraged to follow up on their market research efforts through the worldwide U.S. Commercial Service; a network of more than 100 U.S. offices and locations in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in over 75 countries. For your nearest office, visit