Publishing seasonally adjusted trade data by geography allows data users to better assess underlying patterns in geographic time series data by removing predictable seasonal patterns specific to each country or world area.

Prior to March 2014, the Census Bureau published not seasonally adjusted data for selected countries and world areas. In March 2014, the Census Bureau introduced seasonally adjusted statistics by geography for trade in goods on a Census basis. In June 2014, BEA introduced seasonally adjusted statistics by geography for trade in goods on a balance of payments basis and for trade in services.