By: Fay Johnson
The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $40.3 billion in April from $40.0 billion (revised) in March, as exports decreased more than imports.
Annual Revision for 2009:
We release our Annual Revisions every year with April data in June. This year, like most, Census revised the prior year’s census basis goods and the last three years of seasonally adjusted and chain-weighted dollar data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has gone a little further back with their services data and BOP adjustments; they are revised back to 1999.
We have all been very busy over in the Data Dissemination Branch creating the Annual Revision for 2009, the April release and other briefing tables as well as updating most of our online data products for you, our data user. The following revisions occurred:
- All of the products available on our country/product statistics page, except the advanced technology product, are updated with revised figures.
- Our historical tables have been revised back to 1999.
- Our state tables showing the top 25 products and top 25 countries of exported and imported for each state have been revised
- Our online fee based data product, USA Trade Online is completely updated.
- Many of our downloadable data products have also been revised back to 2004.
If you are curious about the Foreign Trade Division’s revision policy you can find out more in our Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics.