Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

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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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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