The customs statistics contains enormous volume of primary data. Processing them requires advanced visualization and mapping tools, as even the most simple cases contain tens thousands of entries.
SeaNews offers you a unique Foreign Trade online visual analysis service using BIG DATA technologies.
Online service options and advantages:
New customers – the service is a unique instrument for searching for target customers by geographic location, cargo type, volume and regularity of shipments.
Comprehensive – the service is based on the full maritime foreign trade customs statistics.
Time efficient – you can find the data and cargo flows you need within minutes singling out the necessary data from the enormous database with a possibility to load the results in Excel.
Available 24/7 – the service is based on a cloud data center and is available at any time and from any gadget.
Visual graphics and mapping analysis of foreign trade statistics in real time mode.
Updated with fresh data monthly.
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In our opinion, cargo flows distribution within Russia is essential for analyzing foreign trade. To this effect, the service displays consignees’ addresses (as per customs cargo declaration) on the map of Russia for import cargo and consignors’ addresses in Russia for export cargo. The service is able to correctly identified 85-95% of the consignors/consignees’ addresses in Russia. Together with the port of loading/discharge, this provide valuable information for trade distribution in Russia. This feature is unique and unavailable in other customs statistics services that we know of.
Each of the four sub-services (by region: Russian North-West, South, North and Far East) has four tabs:
- “Main” – comprehensive cumulative information on cargo flows distribution via the ports of the region and links between consignors and consignees, with mapping,
- “Importers/exporters rating” – quick search for importers and exporters in the region by a number of criteria and making up ratings,
- “Importer card” – quick search for an importer by company name and getting comprehensive information on the company and its shipment statistics,
- “Exporter card” – quick search for an exporter by company name and getting comprehensive information on the company and its shipment statistics.
How to Use:
- Each visual element of the service also functions ass a graphic filter. E.g., by clicking the bubble containing the country name on the map you will initiate converting the data presented based on this country (i.e., all the other visual elements will be redrawn with the country used as a filter). Or, by clicking a sector representing a certain Foreign Trade Goods Classification segment/group/subgroup all the visual elements will be redrawn depending on the goods type you have thus specified. By clicking the map on the right on the consignee location, you will have all the other visual elements display only the information concerning the consignee you have chosen.
- Please take note that when using visual elements as a filter other filters set by means of other visual elements will be turned off. So, in case you need to filter data by several fixed parameters, please use the filter and anchor panel (see below), which allows of setting a number of parameters, such as export/import, containerized/non-containerized cargo, country of origin/destination (depending on whether import or export was chosen), Foreign Trade Goods Classification group, code or group of codes. You can also restrict the time period by assigning the dates. You can find the full list of fixed filters below.
- Other filters and detailing options are set by means of visual elements.
Bubble chart functions:
The bubble chart has a number of useful functions:
By default the visual element displays cargo flows breakdown down to Foreign Trade Goods Classification divisions. However, you can get a trade flow breakdown down to segments, subdivisions and goods codes. To change the mode of display to get Foreign Trade Goods Classification segments/groups/subgroups/codes, you can use the buttons above to the left of the chart:
“стрелка вверх” is used for switching to an upper level, i.e. from Foreign Tax Goods Classification codes to subgroups, from subgroups to groups, and from groups to segments.
“две стрелки вниз”, just the reverse, is used to display more detailed information, allowing to get down from the level of Foreign Trade Goods Classification segments to groups, from groups to subgroups, etc.
- “трезубец вниз” functions in a similar way as the “две стрелки вниз” button, in addition displaying Foreign Trade Goods Classification labels of a higher level, i.e., when this button is active prompts on goods will contain, e.g., not only the name of the corresponding Foreign Trade Goods Classification subgroup, but also the corresponding segment and group.
One more useful button is above the bubble chart to the right, which is coloured grey when active. It allows of getting down to the details of a sector of the bubble chart by clicking on it, without filtering (redrawing and recalculation) all the other visual elements, which is the case when this button is by default inactive. For example, when the bubble chart displays cargo flows breakdown by Foreign Trade Goods Classification segments if you press this button and click on one of the sectors of the diagram, you will get down to the groups of this segment and see what groups of goods constitute this segment. If you further click on one of the groups, you will get down to the subgroups constituting this group, and so on, down to the finite goods codes.
Every visual element of the service allows of exporting data, which it displays. However, if you need all the customs declaration fields, they will be available on mapping elements (see the instruction below).
To get all the details from all the customs declaration fields by the set of filters/indices which you designated, use the mapping visual elements. Right-click on consignee point (or, on the country of origin/destination) on the map and choose “Show entries” in the menu.
A new window will open displaying all the customs declaration entries/fields pertaining to the consignee chosen in the context of all the other filters set via the visual elements.
On the right there will be the “Export” button by pressing which you can export the data displayed into the *.csv format, which can be loaded into Excel (this option is available for subscribers only). To export entries, press the “…” button in the upper right corner and choose “Export data” in the pull-down menu that will appear. A text file will be generated with a comma as a separator, which is exported into Excel: