Competitor analysis tools: import records

Many competitor analysis tools are publicly available, often for free. One category of tools are import records and other sources of import/export activity. When researching competitor supply chains and upcoming developments, these can provide useful information.

Below are some of the sources in this category that we use when conducting competitive anlaysis:

EU

Wer liefert was?
Applegate
Approvedindex

US

MacRAE's Blue Book
ThomasNet
Websters Online

Worldwide

Global Sources
GlobalSpec
Kompass
World Industrial Reporter
Alibaba
Import Genius
Panjiva
PIERS
Datamyne
PortFocus

 

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