Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

September 2014, Trade Deficit Increase



By: Ariel Sedeño After decreasing for four consecutive months, the trade deficit in goods and services increased by $3.0 billion to $43.0 billion in the month of September. The increase in the deficit was driven by exports decreasing by $3.0 … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Diamonds



By: Christine Higgins We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but did you know that the United States imports billions (yes, billions with a B!) of dollars worth of diamonds every year? How many diamonds? The United … Continue reading

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August 2014, Trade Deficit Decreases



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services decreased by $0.2 billion to $40.1 billion in August. A slightly larger increase in exports of $0.4 billion (to $198.5 billion) than imports of $0.2 billion (to $238.6 billion) drove … Continue reading

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July 2014, Trade Deficit Decreases



By: Carlann Unger Balance of Payments Basis The trade deficit in goods and services continued to decrease for the third month, dropping $0.3 billion to $40.5 billion. A slightly larger increase in exports of $1.8 billion (to $198.0 billion) than … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Cotton



By: Mayumi Escalante Cotton swabs, blue jeans, sewing thread, t-shirts, bed sheets. What do these products have in common? They all are made from cotton. The U.S. Census Bureau is the source of detailed export and import statistics on finished … Continue reading

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U.S. International Trade Deficit Increases in April



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services increased $3 billion to $47.2 billion in April.  This reflects a decrease in exports by $0.3 billion to $193.3 billion, and an increase in imports of $2.7 billion to a … Continue reading

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State Export Data



By: Caribert Irazi Our monthly report on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services is called the FT-900. The report includes import and export data on trade between the United States and foreign countries. While the data in the report … Continue reading

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U.S. International Trade deficit decreased in March 2014



By: Jason Jindrich In March, the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased $1.5 billion to $40.4 billion as exports increased more than imports, led by increases in exports of capital goods ($2.1 billion). Among the highlights, March … Continue reading

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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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