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May 2016 Trade Gap is $41.1 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in May 2016 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $37.4 billion in April (revised) to $41.1 billion in May, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously published April deficit was $37.4 billion. The goods deficit increased $3.7 billion from April to $62.2 billion in May. The services surplus decreased $0.1 billion from April to $21.1 billion in May.

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Exports
Exports of goods and services decreased $0.3 billion, or 0.2 percent, in May to $182.4 billion. Exports of goods decreased $0.2 billion and exports of services decreased $0.1 billion.

  • The decrease in exports of goods was more than accounted for by a decrease in capital goods ($0.8 billion). An increase in foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.5 billion) was partly offsetting.
  • The decrease in exports of services was more than accounted for by a decrease in travel (for all purposes including education) ($0.2 billion). An increase in financial services ($0.1 billion) was partly offsetting.

Imports
Imports of goods and services increased $3.4 billion, or 1.6 percent, in May to $223.5 billion. Imports of goods increased $3.4 billion and imports of services were nearly unchanged.

  • The increase in imports of goods mainly reflected increases in industrial supplies and materials ($2.3 billion) and in consumer goods ($1.3 billion).
  • Imports of services were nearly unchanged. The changes in all categories were small and nearly offsetting.

Goods by geographic area (seasonally adjusted, Census basis)

  • The deficit with China increased $1.7 billion to $28.3 billion in May. Exports decreased $0.1 billion to $9.3 billion and imports increased $1.6 billion to $37.6 billion.
  • The balance with the United Kingdom shifted from a surplus of $0.7 billion to a deficit of $0.3 billion in May. Exports decreased $1.2 billion to $4.0 billion and imports decreased $0.2 billion to $4.3 billion.
  • The deficit with South Korea decreased $1.1 billion to $2.0 billion in May. Exports increased $0.7 billion to $3.7 billion and imports decreased $0.3 billion to $5.6 billion.

For more information, read the full report.

April 2016 Trade Gap is $37.4 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in April 2016 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $35.5 billion in March (revised) to $37.4 billion in April, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published March deficit was $40.4 billion. The goods deficit increased $1.4 billion from March to $58.8 billion in April. The services surplus decreased $0.5 billion from March to $21.4 billion in April.

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Exports
Exports of goods and services increased $2.6 billion, or 1.5 percent, in April to $182.8 billion. Exports of goods increased $2.9 billion and exports of services decreased $0.3 billion.

  • The increase in exports of goods mainly reflected increases in industrial supplies and materials ($1.8 billion) and in automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.8 billion).
  • The decrease in exports of services mainly reflected decreases in travel (for all purposes including education) ($0.2 billion) and in transport ($0.1 billion), which includes freight and port services and passenger fares.

Imports
Imports of goods and services increased $4.5 billion, or 2.1 percent, in April to $220.2 billion. Imports of goods increased $4.3 billion and imports of services increased $0.3 billion.

  • The increase in imports of goods mainly reflected increases in capital goods ($2.5 billion) and in industrial supplies and materials ($1.1 billion)
  • The increase in imports of services mainly reflected an increase in transport ($0.2 billion).

Goods by geographic area (seasonally adjusted, Census basis)

  • The deficit with France increased $0.7 billion to $1.7 billion in April. Exports decreased $0.3 billion to $2.5 billion and imports increased $0.4 billion to $4.2 billion.
  • The surplus with Hong Kong decreased $0.6 billion to $1.6 billion in April. Exports decreased $0.4 billion to $2.2 billion and imports increased $0.2 billion to $0.7 billion.
  • The surplus with Singapore increased $0.7 billion to $0.9 billion in April. Exports increased $0.5 billion to $2.4 billion and imports decreased $0.3 billion to $1.5 billion.

For more information, read the full report.

February 2016 Trade Gap is $47.1 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in February 2016 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $45.9 billion in January (revised) to $47.1 billion in February, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published January deficit was $45.7 billion. The goods deficit increased $0.9 billion from January to $64.7 billion in February. The services surplus decreased $0.3 billion from January to $17.7 billion in February.

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Exports
Exports of goods and services increased $1.8 billion, or 1.0 percent, in February to $178.1 billion. Exports of goods increased $1.8 billion and exports of services decreased less than $0.1 billion.

  • The increase in exports of goods mainly reflected increases in consumer goods ($1.1 billion) and in other goods ($0.6 billion).
  • The decrease in exports of services mainly reflected decreases in transport ($0.2 billion), which includes freight and port services and passenger fares, and in financial services ($0.1 billion). An increase in travel (for all purposes including education)($0.2 billion) was partly offsetting.

Imports
Imports of goods and services increased $3.0 billion, or 1.3 percent, in February to $225.1 billion. Imports of goods increased $2.7 billion and imports of services increased $0.3 billion.

  • The increase in imports of goods mainly reflected an increase in consumer goods ($3.6 billion). A decrease in automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($1.5 billion) was partly offsetting.
  • The increase in imports of services reflected increases in travel (for all purposes including education) ($0.1 billion), in other business services ($0.1 billion), which includes research and development services; professional and management services; and technical, trade-related, and other services, and in transport ($0.1 billion).

Goods by geographic area (seasonally adjusted, Census basis)

  • The deficit with China increased $1.0 billion to $32.1 billion in February. Exports decreased $0.3 billion to $8.4 billion and imports increased $0.8 billion to $40.5 billion.
  • The deficit with Canada increased $0.3 billion to $1.0 billion in February. Exports decreased $0.7 billion to $21.6 billion and imports decreased $0.4 billion to $22.6 billion.
  • The balance with members of OPEC shifted from a deficit of $0.2 billion in January to a surplus of $1.9 billion in February. Exports increased $1.6 billion to $7.4 billion and imports decreased $0.4 billion to $5.5 billion.

For more information, read the full report.

 


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