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May 2015 Trade Gap is $41.9 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in May 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $40.7 billion in April (revised) to $41.9 billion in May, as exports decreased more than imports. The previously published April deficit was $40.9 billion. The goods deficit increased $1.2 billion from April to $61.5 billion in May. The services surplus increased less than $0.1 billion from April to $19.6 billion in May.

balance on goods and services trade july 7

Exports
Exports of goods and services decreased $1.5 billion, or 0.8 percent, in May to $188.6 billion. Exports of goods decreased $1.6 billion and exports of services increased $0.1 billion.

  • The decrease in exports of goods mainly reflected a decreased in capital goods ($2.4 billion). An increase in industrial supplies and materials ($0.8 billion) was partly offsetting.
  • The increase in exports of services mainly reflected an increase in other business services ($0.1 billion), which includes research and development services; professional and management services; and technical, trade-related and other services.

Imports
Imports of goods and services decreased $0.3 billion, or 0.1 percent, in May to $230.5 billion. Imports of goods decreased $0.4 billion and imports of services increased $0.1 billion.

  • The decrease in imports of goods mainly reflected decreases in capital goods ($0.8 billion) and in industrial supplies and materials ($0.6 billion). An increase in automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.8 billion) was partly offsetting.
  • The increase in imports of services mainly reflected an increase in transport ($0.1 billion), which includes freight and port services and passenger fares.

Goods by geographic area (seasonally adjusted, Census basis)

  • The goods deficit with China increased from $27.5 billion in April to $30.6 billion in May. Exports decreased $0.7 billion to $9.6 billion and imports increased $2.4 billion to $40.2 billion.
  • The goods deficit with the European Union increased from $11.9 billion in April to $13.4 billion in May. Exports decreased $0.1 billion to $22.6 billion and imports increased $0.4 billion to $36.0 billion.
  • The goods surplus with South and Central America increased from $3.0 billion in April to $4.2 billion in May. Exports increased $0.8 billion to $13.7 billion and imports decreased $0.4 billion to $9.5 billion.

For more information, read the full report.

Real Personal Income for Metropolitan Areas, 2013

Real personal income across all regions rose by an average of 0.8 percent in 2013. This growth rate reflects the year-over-year change in nominal personal income across all regions adjusted by the change in the national personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index. On a nominal basis, personal income across all regions grew an average of 2.0 percent in 2013. In 2013, the U.S. PCE price index grew 1.2 percent.

Real Personal Income Metro July 1

Growth in real metropolitan area personal income in 2013 ranged from an increase of 4.8 percent in Sioux City, IA-NE-SD to a decline of 3.1 percent in New Bern, NC. After Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, the metropolitan areas with the largest growth rates were Janesville-Beloit, WI (4.6 percent), Danville, IL (4.4 percent), Monroe, MI (4.4 percent), and Boise City, ID (3.9 percent). After New Bern, NC, the metropolitan area with the largest declines were Beckley, WV (-3.0 percent), Fairbanks, AK (-2.9 percent), Peoria, IL (-2.9 percent), and Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL (-2.4 percent).

For more information, read the full report.

Real Personal Income for States, 2013

Real personal income across all regions rose by an average of 0.8 percent in 2013. This growth rate reflects the year-over-year change in nominal personal income across all regions adjusted by the change in the national personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index. On a nominal basis, personal income across all regions grew an average of 2.0 percent in 2013. In 2013, the U.S. PCE price index grew 1.2 percent.

Real Personal Income for States July 1

Growth in real state personal income in 2013 ranged from an increase of 3.5 percent in Idaho to a decline of 4.4 percent in North Dakota. These growth rates reflect the year-over-year change in the state’s nominal personal income, the change in the national PCE price index, and the change in the regional price parity for that state. After Idaho, the states with the largest growth rates were Utah (2.3 percent), California (2.2 percent), Nebraska (2.2 percent), and South Dakota (2.0 percent). After North Dakota, the states with the largest rates of decline were New Mexico (-0.6 percent), New York (-0.4 percent), Maryland (-0.3 percent), and Montana (-0.2 percent). States with growth rates close to the national average were Wyoming (0.8 percent), Oklahoma (0.7 percent), Ohio (0.7 percent), New Hampshire (0.7 percent), and Illinois (0.7 percent).

For more information, read the full report.