PIERS, the standard in trade intelligence, today announced its latest expansion of trade intelligence services, now offering global import and export data for seven additional Latin American countries: Panama, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. With this expansion, PIERS trade data covers the top importing and exporting countries of this region.
This represents a significant geographical expansion in terms of trade data, and is being added to the existing bank of global trade statistics from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. PIERS continues to improve its trade intelligence to enable businesses to capitalize on new markets and successfully compete in the global marketplace.
Detailed maritime import and export trade data to and from all listed countries is now available; additionally, Panama and Bolivia data sets include air and land trade statistics. All countries provide current and historical information.
"As Latin America begins to see signs of economic recovery, we are excited to scale our database and provide clients the critical information they need to grow their bottom line," says Wael Jarous, PIERS Vice President, Sales. "Latin America is an important trading partner for the U.S. and the world."
According to the UPS Business Monitor Latin America (BMLA study) issued this month, 80 percent of small and medium enterprises surveyed project an economic improvement over the next year. Marketing, Sales and Supply Change Management are cited as most important priorities in 2011 to increase competitiveness. PIERS is especially suited to help businesses of all sizes identify emerging economic trends, facilitate forecasting and give insight necessary to identify customers, partners and competitors worldwide.