About Us

Our Mission is Clear

TradeData started as a Business Unit of Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in 1994, developing commercial applications for firms using detailed international trade information.


In 1997, TradeData opened an office in Jakarta, Indonesia and since then has developed much experience in analyzing the Indonesian market.

In 2001, TradeData became a private company registered in Victoria, Australia. Although a private company TradeData still maintains close links with Victoria University and works jointly with them on many projects. 

The principal objective of TradeData is to access the most detailed trade information possible from around the world and to analyse this information to enable clients to make “Better Business Decisions”. The mainstay of the TradeData business is the supply of trade information mostly to manufacturing or similar companies.

Industries we have helped

  • Industries that take raw materials and manufacture intermediate products. Examples would include steel, copper, aluminum, various chemicals, fertilizers, cement, and dozens more. These firms manufacture locally and need to monitor imports which they compete against.
  • Manufacturers in areas such as Cabling, Appliances, Specialty Parts
  • Trading Companies
  • Agriculture and food

By providing a detailed analysis of Import / Export tailored for your particular requirements, you are able to make Better Business Decisions.

If your business involves the Importing or supplies of goods that compete with imports. We can help you make Better Business Decisions

If you are Exporting or are planning to Export, we can provide competition supply analysis based on country of origin

Your Trade Analytics Partner

Avoid Costly Mistakes

A typical TradeData report will analyse :

  • What is the correct HS Classification code for my product, and how has this changed over time;
  • Trade volumes, values, prices, growth and decline;
  • Major supply countries for imports and major destination countries for exports;
  • Market Segments – both price and volume segments;
    Port Details – where these are available; and
  • Analysis of Volatility, possible data errors and how to correct them;

Analysis to stay ahead and maximise your chances of success and avoid costly mistakes.

Better Business Decisions.

Jim Lang


Jim Lang is the founder and Managing Director of TradeData. Jim is a Senior Economist with more than 40 years’ of experience in applied economic/statistical research and the provision of information services to firms, government, industry and economic development agencies.


Over the last 25 years, Jim has worked with hundreds of firms analyzing international competition and identifying potential export opportunities.

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