Country lookup focuses on a variety of cargo after selecting the country data you wish to view.

The green box on the left of the screen presents both arrivals and departures for bulker and tanker cargoes. Departures being the exports, and arrivals being imports.

In our explanation of the cargo lookup screen, we explained the differences between arrivals and departure data. Departure data provides the most recent exports from countries, whereas arrivals data is confirmed imports that may have set sail 2-6 weeks before. For more information on this, please view the cargo lookup article and video.

As mentioned, country lookup displays data as cargo types and is sorted by selecting country filters. Drop down menus one, two and three help with finding the country you’re looking for. The first can be used to view a continent. If you then wish to view subcontinent you may choose from the options in the list. To view a specific country’s data, you can then select a country within that continent or subcontinent.

There are a variety of possible options for what format you’d like to view the data period in, including annual, monthly and quarterly. All of these contain percentage options.

The partner filter lets you select a receiver country. So, if you wanted to know where exports of a certain cargo from a given country were heading, this filter would show you the results you need. The results take marginally longer to load from this option.

It’s also possible to choose the unit of data you’d like to look at. There is even ‘vessel utilisation’ for dry bulk and tanker vessel types. This shows you how many of these vessels of this size are needed to carry the cargo. This does not show how many were actually used.

The commodity drop-down menu allows you to select how you wish to view the cargo data results. Options include individual commodities, sub-groups or groups.

The country lookup screen is very similar to cargo lookup in that users can tick and untick seaborne, estimate and full period boxes. When unticked, the seaborne option will display all trade carried by both seaborne and inland carriers. When ticked, only seaborne trade is displayed. The full period box when ticked will show a further history of data depending on the data format selected in the drop-down menu.

If you have any further questions, please contact our team.