Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

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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January Goods and Services Deficit Increases to Start 2013



By:  John Sperry & Kevin Yang The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $44.4 billion from $38.1 billion in December (revised).  Exports decreased $2.1 billion to $184.5 billion in January, primarily due to the decrease of $2.6 … Continue reading

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Trade Deficit Decreased in 2012



By: Lam Nguyen & Kevin Yang The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $540.4 billion in 2012 from $559.9 billion in 2011.  Exports increased $92.6 billion to $2,195.9 billion in 2012, with increases of $33.7 billion … Continue reading

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The Sandy Effect



By: Jeff McHugh In case you missed it, at the beginning of December Stephen wrote an interesting post on what kind of an effect a hurricane can have on trade. He pointed to some interesting statistics from 2005, which show … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: WINE EXPORTS



By: Daniel Cariello Forget tea! Great Britain and Canada are thirsty for U.S. Wine! From the rolling hills of Napa Valley to the deep ravines of the Finger Lakes, wineries across the country have been increasing their efforts to expand sales … Continue reading

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