Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

Commodity Spotlight: Painting Exports



By: Heather Hrytsyshyn Recently, there has been a lot of attention on paintings fetching extremely high prices at auctions. Some of these paintings are exported once the sale is complete. In fact, the United States has exported an impressive $48.2 … Continue reading

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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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Commodity Spotlight: U.S. Military Exports



By: Chuck Avery One interesting aspect of U.S. trade is the export of military goods.* This trade increased over the last decade from $8.3 billion in 2002 to a peak value of $18.8 billion in 2012. Note that this does … 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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How Much Of Our Exports Come From Manufacturing?



Made in the U.S.A. With almost 300,000 establishments and 11 million employees, manufacturing plays a major role in the nation’s economy. So much so that about 6 in 10 U.S. export dollars come from manufacturers. Click on the Infographic below … 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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