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Trade Deficit Increases in February



By: Joseph DeCampo and Shannon O’Brien In February, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and service increased to $42.3 billion as exports decreased and imports increased. Imports of services increased $0.8 billion from January to February. The increase was … Continue reading

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January 2014 Data Release Includes Lots of Changes



By: Fay Johnson March 7, 2014 The trade deficit in goods and services increased $0.1 billion to $39.1 billion in January.  This reflects an increase in exports of $0.6 billion to $192.5 billion, and an increase in imports of $0.6 … Continue reading

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2013 Trade Deficit the Lowest Since 2009



By: Jeff McHugh The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $471.5 billion in 2013 from $534.7 billion in 2012.  Exports increased $61.7 billion to $2.3 trillion in 2013.  Increases of $7.1 billion in industrial supplies and … Continue reading

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November Trade and Typhoon Haiyan



By: Shannon O’Brien In November, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $34.3 billion as exports increased and imports decreased. Exports grew $1.7 billion to a record high $194.9 billion during November in part due to … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Decreases in October



By Shannon O’Brien and John Sperry In October, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $40.6 billion as exports increased more than imports. Exports increased to a record high $192.7 billion in October led by an … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Grows in September



By: Shannon O’Brien In September, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $41.8 as exports decreased and imports increased. Exports decreased to $188.9 billion in September led by a $1.3 billion decrease in industrial supplies and … Continue reading

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August Accelerates Automotive Exports



By: John Sperry In August, the Nation’s international trade deficit increased to $38.8 billion from $38.6 billion in July (revised), as imports increased and exports declined.  Imports increased slightly to $228.0 billion, primarily due to increases in capital goods ($1.0 billion).  … Continue reading

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July Services Trade Set Records



By: John Sperry In July, the Nation’s international trade deficit increased to $39.1 billion from $34.5 billion in June (revised), as imports increased and exports declined.  Imports increased $3.5 billion to $228.6 billion primarily due to increases in industrial supplies and … Continue reading

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June Exports Set Records



By: John Sperry In June, the Nation’s international trade deficit decreased to $34.2 billion from $44.1 billion in May (revised), as exports increased and imports declined.  Exports increased $4.1 billion to a record high $191.2 billion primarily due to increases in … Continue reading

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May Automotive Trade Sets Records



By John Sperry In May, the Nation’s international trade deficit increased for the second consecutive month to $45.0 billion from $40.1 billion in April (revised), as imports increased and exports declined.  Imports increased $4.4 billion to $232.1 billion, primarily driven … Continue reading

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