Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

Getting Your Trade Data Faster



In July 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau will introduce the Advance Report: U.S. International Trade in Goods. The new Advance Report will contain international goods trade data for five export and import end-use categories, in addition to totals. While the … Continue reading

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February 2015, Trade Deficit Decreased



By: Ariel Sedeno The trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $35.4 billion in February, a $7.2 billion decrease from the January deficit of $42.7 billion, revised. The decrease in the deficit reflects a decrease of $3.0 billion in … Continue reading

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How trade stats can help US businesses expand abroad



By: Dale Kelly International markets provide an opportunity for U.S. businesses to increase sales and overall competitiveness, but knowing how to get started and learning about foreign markets can be daunting. The U.S. Census Bureau can help. Although known most … Continue reading

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January 2015, Trade Deficit Decreased



By: Carlann Unger The trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $41.8 billion in January, a $3.8 billion decrease from the December deficit of $45.6 billion, revised. The decrease in the deficit reflects a decrease of $5.6 billion in … Continue reading

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New TradeSource Publication



The world economy has entered a new phase since the ups and downs of the global financial crisis of 2009. The U.S. economy is growing, and so is the world’s. In the not-so-distant past, good times at home often meant … Continue reading

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Fancy a Pint?



By: Stephen Jackson “He is a wise man who invented beer.” –Plato Some may have different views on beer, good or bad, it’s a national and international phenomenon. While I do not think many would argue with me about this … Continue reading

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December 2014, Trade Deficit Increased



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services increased by the highest margin on record ($6.8 billion) to $46.6 billion in December, a 17.1% increase from November ($39.8 billion, revised). The increase in the deficit reflects a decrease … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!



By: Stephen Jackson On behalf of the International Trade Management Division (ITMD) and the Economic Indicator Division (EID) of the U.S. Census Bureau, we would like to say Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed your holiday season, … Continue reading

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NEW: The Manufacturing and International Trade Report



By: Rebecca DeNale On December 18, 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR) . This new annual report contains manufacturing data on the value of product shipments. The data are published on a … Continue reading

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October 2014, Trade Deficit Decrease



By: Jason Jindrich The October trade deficit in goods and services decreased by $0.2 billion from September, to $43.4 billion. The decrease in the deficit reflects a $2.3 billion increase in exports to $197.5 billion. This increase in exports was … Continue reading

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