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Identifying Foreign Suppliers in U.S. Import Data

Fariha Kamal () and Ryan Monarch
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: C.J. Krizan ()

No 1142, International Finance Discussion Papers from Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Abstract: Relationships between firms and their foreign suppliers are the foundation of international trade, but data limitations and reliability concerns make studying such relationships challenging. We evaluate and enhance supplier information in U.S. import data and present new facts about importer–exporter relationships. Count of foreign exporters from U.S. import data tends to exceed those from source country data, especially from China. The pattern of U.S. imports from origin countries changes substantially by tracing trade back to the supplier's location instead. Related-party relationships trade more, while larger countries have more relationships.

Keywords: International Trade; Transactional Relationships (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 L14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-08-12, Revised 2017-10-04
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