PIERS Expands its Latin American Data Coverage

By Piers, PRNE
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trade Intelligence for Latin American economies represents 5 trillion GDP

NEWARK, New Jersey, December 8, 2010 - PIERS (www.piers.com), 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

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.

To see PIERS products and solutions in action, PIERS will be sponsoring
the Intermodal South America (www.intermodal.com.br/en) conference
April 5 - 7, 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is organized by UBM Brazil
(ubmbrazil.com.br/en/eventos.html), the Brazilian subsidiary of United
Business Media (UBM).

About PIERS: PIERS is the global import and export information service
that provides powerful tools and data for measuring markets, analyzing
competition and uncovering opportunities. Launched more than 35 years ago,
PIERS was the first venture in digital global trade intelligence and quickly
became the industry standard for accuracy, reliability and insight. Thousands
of subscribers from public and private businesses, trade associations and
governments around the world rely on PIERS to guide their global business
strategies. PIERS is a division of UBM Global Trade, and a sister company of
The Journal of Commerce. For more information, visit www.piers.com, or
call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660).

About UBM Global Trade - UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of
proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content
supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics
industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print
and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce,
Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and
transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of
United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices
throughout the United States. For more information, explore
www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250 outside
the U.S. or Canada).

Susan Kelemen, Media Relations, PIERS, UBM Global Trade (a United Business Media Company), +1-973-776-7835, skelemen at piers.com

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