International trade can be beneficial for firms in terms of less expensive inputs for manufacturing and new markets for exporting finished products and services. Time spent waiting for imports and exports to clear customs can be costly for firms and deter them from engaging in foreign trade. The twelve indicators on this page measure the complexities of international trade in 135 countries. The results are based on surveys of more than 130,000 firms. A database query tool is available to help you better understand the overall prevalence of international trade, in addition to firms' individual experiences with international trade across various subgroups. You can also generate graphs to compare countries.
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