Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

Why are Export Statistics and the Foreign Trade Regulations Important To You?



By: Sean Kline Why are export statistics important to the average person? The average person in America may not find export statistics relevant. What they may not realize is that the balance of trade (as presented in the U.S. International … 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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A Look into Foreign Trade Zones



By: Michael Simmons What are Foreign Trade Zones? Why Foreign Trade Zones? If you’ve thought about expanding your trade efforts, there are many advantages for using or operating a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). You can ship, store, assemble, or manufacture … 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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Successfully Sharing Foreign Trade Data



By: Kristen Nespoli History in the Making In July 1987, the United States and Canada decided to try something unique and exchange data. Canada would use U.S. imports from Canada as their export data, and the U.S. would use Canadian … 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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Caution: HOT Commodity!



By: Stephen Jackson What do people need most to get work done? COFFEE! I personally love coffee. No matter what the time of day or where it comes from, there’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee! A cup of … Continue reading

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Deficit Increases in April



By:  John Sperry In April, the Nation’s international trade deficit increased to $40.3 billion from $37.1 billion in March, as imports increased more than exports.  Imports increased $5.4 billion to $227.7 billion contributed by the $3.0 billion increase in consumer … Continue reading

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March Deficit Declines for the Second Consecutive Month



By:  Lindsay Kuberka The Nation’s international trade deficit decreased to $38.8 billion from $43.6 billion in February (revised).  Exports decreased $1.7 billion to $184.3 billion, primarily due to a $1.1 billion decline of petroleum exports. Imports decreased more than exports, … Continue reading

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Petroleum Drives the February Deficit Lower



By:  Ryan Coleman & Fay Johnson In February, the Nation’s international trade deficit decreased to $43.0 billion from $44.5 billion in January.  Exports increased $1.6 billion to $186.0 billion, primarily due to an increase of $1.1 billion in petroleum exports.  … Continue reading

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