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U.S. International Trade Deficit Increases in April
Posted By josefina.hicho On June 4, 2014 @ 10:41 am In Foreign Trade Data | No Comments
By: Henock Kebede
The trade deficit in goods and services increased $3 billion to $47.2 billion in April. This reflects a decrease in exports by $0.3 billion to $193.3 billion, and an increase in imports of $2.7 billion to a $240.6 billion. Among the contributors for this record import number are record imports for four goods categories (in billions of dollars): capital goods ($48.6), consumer goods ($47.5), Automotive ($27.2), foods, feeds and beverages ($10.8). Check out our “Trade Highlights ” page for more information.
Staying with the import theme, did you know that so far in 2014, China alone accounted for over 72% of U.S. imports of computers? More information on this can be found in our “Graph of the Month ” page.
Lastly, as explained in last month’s blog , the following changes took effect this month:
More information on these changes can be found here .
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URLs in this post:
 Trade Highlights: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/monthly.html
 Graph of the Month: http://webdev.ssd.census.gov/foreign-trade/test/graphs/
 blog: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2014/05/06/u-s-international-trade-deficit-decreased-in-march-2014-2/
 here: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/notices/20140402_annualrev.html