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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.

balance on goods and services trade

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.

 

January 2016 Trade Gap is $45.7 Billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in January 2016 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $44.7 billion in December (revised) to $45.7 billion in January, as exports decreased more than imports. The previously published  December deficit was $43.4 billion. The goods deficit increased $1.1 billion from December to $63.7 billion in January. The services surplus increased $0.1 billion from December to $18.0 billion in January.

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Exports
Exports of goods and services decreased $3.8 billion, or 2.1 percent, in January to $176.5 billion. Exports of goods decreased $4.0 billion and exports of services increased $0.2 billion.

  • The decrease in exports of goods mainly reflected decreases in capital goods ($1.2 billion), in industrial supplies and materials ($0.9 billion), and in consumer goods ($0.8 billion).
  • The increase in exports of services mainly reflected increases 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 decreased $2.8 billion, or 1.3 percent, in January to $222.1 billion. Imports of goods decreased $2.9 billion and imports of services increased less than $0.1 billion.

  • The decrease in imports of goods mainly reflected decreases in industrial supplies and materials ($2.1 billion) and in capital goods ($1.2 billion).
  • The increase in imports of services mainly reflected increases 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 travel (for all purposes including education)($0.1 billion).

Goods by geographic area (seasonally adjusted, Census basis)

  • The deficit with China increased $1.4 billion to $31.1 billion in January. Exports increased less than $0.1 billion to $8.6 billion and imports increased $1.5 billion to $39.8 billion.
  • The deficit with Mexico increased $0.8 billion to $5.6 billion in January. Exports decreased less than $0.1 billion to $19.5 billion and imports increased $0.8 billion to $25.1 billion.
  • The balance with the United Kingdom shifted from a surplus of $0.6 billion in December to a deficit of $0.1 billion in January. Exports decreased $0.4 billion to $4.1 billion and imports increased $0.3 billion to $4.3 billion.

For more information, read the full report.

2015 Trade Gap is $531.5 Billion

The U.S. international trade deficit increased in 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $508.3 billion in 2014 to $531.5 billion in 2015, as exports decreased more than imports. As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product, the goods and services deficit was 3.0 percent in 2015, up from 2.9 percent in 2014. The goods deficit increased from $741.5 billion in 2014 to $758.9 billion in 2015, and the services surplus decreased from $233.1 billion in 2014 to $227.4 billion in 2015.

annual highlights

Exports
Exports of goods and services decreased $112.9 billion, or 4.8 percent, in 2015 to $2,230.3 billion. Exports of goods decreased $118.8 billion and exports of services increased $5.9 billion. 

  • The largest decreases in exports of goods were in industrial supplies and materials ($76.9 billion), in foods, feeds, and beverages ($16.0 billion), and in capital goods ($12.7 billion). 
  • The largest increases in exports of services were in other business services ($9.3 billion), which includes research and development services; professional and management services; and technical, trade-related, and other services, in telecommunications, computer, and information services ($2.0 billion), and in financial services ($1.7 billion).

Imports
Imports of goods and services decreased $89.7 billion, or 3.1 percent, in 2015 to $2,761.8 billion. Imports of goods decreased $101.3 billion and imports of services increased $11.6 billion. 

  • The largest decrease in imports of goods was in industrial supplies and materials ($180.8 billion). 
  • The largest increases in imports of services were in travel (for all purposes including education) ($9.7 billion), in other business services ($5.2 billion), and in transport ($3.1 billion), which includes freight and port services and passenger fares.

Goods by geographic area (Census basis) 

  • The deficit with China increased from $343.1 billion in 2014 to $365.7 billion in 2015. Exports decreased $7.5 billion to $116.2 billion and imports increased $15.1 billion to $481.9 billion. 
  • The deficit with the European Union increased from $142.1 billion in 2014 to $153.3 billion in 2015. Exports decreased $3.5 billion to $272.7 billion and imports increased $7.8 billion to $426.0 billion. 
  • The balance with members of OPEC shifted from a deficit of $50.0 billion in 2014 to a surplus of $6.6 billion in 2015. Exports decreased $9.6 billion to $72.8 billion and imports decreased $66.2 billion to $66.2 billion.

For more information, read the full report.


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