Useful Resources


(Updated: May 2018)

UD Subscribed Databases

UD Library Resources

UD Library FASH resources page

UD Business Database



Euromonitor Passport

Berg Fashion Library




Business Insights: Essentials

IBIS world


Proquest Congressional publications

OECD I-library

EIU country report

Mergent Intellect

S&P Netadvantage


Global Forecasting Service

Sage Research Method


Textile and Apparel Related Journals (access through UD library)

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)

Just Style World News

Just Style Report

Sourcing Journal Online

Apparel Magazine

Textile World1

Textile World2

Business of Fashion (BOF)

California Apparel News

Beaverlake6 Report (Global technical textile newsletter)

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management (JFMM)

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (CTRJ)

International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability

Fashion Practice

Fashion and Textiles

Fashion Theory

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

Journal of the Textile Institute (JoTI)

Journal of Global Fashion Marketing

Journal of Global Marketing

Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (JTATM)

Fibers and Textiles in Eastern Europe

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 

Economic, Trade and Business Journals (access through UD library)

Journal of World Trade

Journal of International Economics

International Economic Review

World Economy

The Economic History Review

Economic Perspective

Journal of Policy Modeling

The International Trade Journal (ITJ)

Journal of Economic Integration

Journal of European Integration

Journal of Development Economics

Foreign Trade Review

Journal of International Trade and Economic Development

Review of International Political Economy

Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy

Asia & Pacific Policy Studies

World Trade Review

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies

China and World Economy

China Economic Journal

Harvard Business Review

Sloan Management Review

California Management Review

Global business and organizational excellence

European Business Review

Asia Pacific Business Review

Labor History

Inside US-China Trade

New York Times

NYT Ineducation

The Economist

Financial Times (UK)

Wall Street Journal

Inside US Trade

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy Analysis

International Studies Quarterly

International Studies Perspective

International Affairs

Foreign Policy

Diplomacy and Statecraft

Washington Quarterly

World Affairs

International Organization

Current History

Supply Chain Management Review

Journal of International Economic Law

URI Database and Journals

Hoover’s Academics

First Research


Journal of World Investment and Trade

Inside US-China Trade

Inside US Trade Daily Report

Inside US Trade

AtoZ database

Global Textile and Apparel Trade Statistics

United Nation Comtrade(UNComtrade)  [HS50-63, SITC65,84]

UNComtrade data visualization

Trade Map (ITC) [HS50-63]

Time series on International Trade (WTO) [Textile, Clothing]

Trade in Value Added (WTO-OECD)    

Guide to foreign trade statistics (Census)  

U.S. Trade Statistics

U.S. foreign trade (USITC) [HS, NAICS, SITC]                                                              

U.S. textile and apparel trade statistics (OTEXA)

U.S. textile and apparel trade by NAICS (Census)

Year in Trade (USITC)–FTA data

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade (USITC)

Recent trends in US service trade (USITC) [select service industries] 


EU Trade Statistics

EU External Trade (EUROSTAT) [Detailed data, select SITC, 65, 84]

EU trade data (COMEXT) [EUROSTAT, preferred]

EU T&A trade data [EU commission]

Other Trade Statistics

Canada Trade Data

Taiwan textile and apparel trade data (TW Textile Federation)

TradeStats Express (US Department of Commerce)

ASEAN trade data

Maritime Transportation Cost Database (OECD)

World Input and Output Database (WIOD)

Trade Monitoring Database (WTO)

CEPII (Gravity model)

Trade data about the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA Info)

Introduction to Trade Data and Code (UNCG)

Trade measures alert (Global Trade Alert)

FTA, Tariff, and Rules of Origin

WTO FTA database

WTO PTA database

US FTA tariff rate

Country Import Tariff Report for Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)

EU tariff rate (my export)

RTA (regional trade agreement) database

Industry & Macroeconomic Database

Industry output (world)–UN Industrial Commodity Statistics Database

Quarterly report on manufacturing (UN)

World Economic Outlook (IMF)

Industry Snapshots (Census)

American FactFinder (Census)

Employment in the U.S. textile and apparel industries (BLS)

Shipment of the U.S. textile and apparel industries (Census)

BLS Occupational Data

BLS Occupational Projection Database

International Labor Comparison (BLS)

GDP and added value of U.S. textile and apparel industries (BEA)

BLS industry at a glance

BLS producer price index (PPI)

U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (BEA)

Foreign Direct Investment by Industry (OECD)

Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB) (Census)

GEOFED (Fed Reserve Bank At St. Louis)

World Bank development indicators

Industry Concordance (Concordance of different data classification system)

Foreign Direct Investment (UNCTAD)

International Monetary Fund elibrary Data (IMF)

EU National Account by Industry  (EU Stat)

EU Textile and Apparel Industry (up to 2008 Eurostat)

EU Textile and Apparel Industry (since 2009 Eurostat)

NACE Re 2 (C13 for textiles and C14 for apparel)

EU Clothing Retail Statistics (Eurostat)

Global Foreign Direct Investment (ITC)

Government Agencies and Trade Regulations

Textile Office, U.S. Trade Representative Office

Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce (OTEXA)

U.S. Textile Book Transmittals (CBP)

Textile and Clothing Industry, European Commission

EU Textile and Clothing Trade Policy

EU Textile and Clothing Industry (old, EU Commission)

EU fashion and creative industry (new, EU Commission)

Canada Textile Industry (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Department)

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (World Bank)

Global Anti-dumping Database (World Bank)

Global Countervailing Duty Database (World Bank)

Global Safeguard Measures Database (World Bank)

Retail and Consumers

Consumer Expenditure Survey (BLS)

U.S. Apparel Retail (Census)

EU Consumer Scoreboard (EU Commission)

EU textile and clothing retail (Eurostat, under trade and services)

Retail Insight Center (NRF)

China retail sales (NBS)

Fung business intelligence

International Organizations

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Trade Department at World Bank (WB)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Trade Center (ITC)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Trade Associations

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)

U.S. Fashion Industry Association ( USFIA)

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)

Footwear Distributions and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Association (INDA)

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation(Euratex)

International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Apparel Coalition

US Global Value Chain Coalition

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

ITC Standards Map

Better Work (ILO & WB)

Ethical fashion Initiative (ITC) 

Consulting company/Research Institute/Blogs

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey on marketing and sales


Fung Global

Fung Group

Technopak (India T&A markets)

Robin Report

Institute of Developing Economics (IDE-JETRO)

Opinions about the global market for cotton, textiles and apparel

Cotton Incorporated Supply Chain Insights

Independent retailer

Yoto V. Yotov

Research/Learning Tools

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis (WTO)

Export competitiveness indicators (World Bank)

Bureau of Economic Analysis Glossary

WTO distance learning

globalization 101

Congress votes on trade bill (CATO Institute)

OECD trade policy working papers


CRS report 

Point of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

HSBC Global Connection

Center for Transatlantic Relations


Asia-Pacific Research and Training on Trade (UNESCAP) 

Matrix calculation


Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends


 United Nations Global Compact

Next Generation Technology and Fashion

Business implication of 3D Printing (Deloitte)

Leading Scholars

Pol Antras

Chad P. Bown

Richard Baldwin

Douglas Irwin

Daniel Ikenson

Gary Geriffi

Stacey Frederick

Dani Rodrik

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