Dialog Delivers Trade Statistics Data on the Web

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The Dialog Corp., a provider of Internet-based information, technology, and e-commerce solutions to the corporate market, has announced the launch of TradStat Web (http://www.tradstatweb.com), its Web-based trade statistics resource.

In developing TradStat Web, Dialog has re-engineered the original TradStat service, established for many years as the most comprehensive, one-stop shop for reliable, online trade data, according to the announcement. Dialog says the service is an essential point of reference for organizations researching the potential of overseas markets.

Data may be accessed either by conducting a specific search or by opting to receive automated alerts when new data is available. The functionality offered by TradStat offers the user the following abilities: viewing import/export figures for countries ranging from Argentina to Zambia; assessing market share, tracking competition, and identifying potential trade partners; monitoring trends in trade flows and price fluctuations; and tracking the movements of products around the globe.

In addition to this, new functionality for TradStat Web includes the following: continuous updating to offer superior levels of timeliness when compared to CD-ROM and hard copy sources; the ability to e-mail reports to colleagues; use of a built-in foreign-exchange calculator; the ability to create personalized regions of interest to the user; and an online bulletin board providing news of new data coming online.

By migrating the service to the Web and introducing a new, easy-to-use interface, Dialog says it is able to widen the potential audience for TradStat content as well as provide an enhanced offering to its existing customer base, which includes retailers, management, and financial consultants, and governments from around the globe. …