Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

Deficit Balance Increased as Exports and Imports Decreased in October 2012



By: Lam Nguyen Overall, the deficit of goods and services is up $1.9 billion from $40.3 billion in September (revised) to $42.2 billion in October. Specifically, exports decreased $6.8 billion from $187.3 billion in September (revised) to $180.5 billion in … Continue reading

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Nature Strikes Again. What Does That Mean for Trade?



By: Stephen Jackson It is incredible to see the impact that a single storm can make on an area. What might be just as impressive is the immediate effect it can have on Trade. It will inevitably take some time … Continue reading

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Getting Your Trade Data Sooner!!!



By: Melissa Scott The U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division is pleased to announce that you will be getting your trade data sooner! Beginning in March 2013 with the January 2013 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services (FT-900) report, monthly … Continue reading

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Record High Exports in September



By: Lam Nguyen Overall, the deficit of goods and services is down from $43.8 billion (-$2.3 billion) in August (revised) to $41.5 billion in September. Specifically, exports increased from $181.4 billion (+$5.6 billion) in August (revised) to $187.0 billion in … Continue reading

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Imports and Exports Decrease Slightly in August



By: Sean Kline As some of our most ardent followers probably know already, we just released our August trade statistics.  The numbers indicate that the deficit in goods and services increased from $42.5 billion (revised numbers for July) to $44.2 billion … Continue reading

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Survey of Business Owners, Meet the Profile.



By: Ryan Coleman Just recently I learned that in 2007, out of a sample of 198,081 exporting firms (there were 268,526 identified exporters that year), 81.1 percent of the total export value by Hispanic-owned firms within this sample was accounted for … Continue reading

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A Tool for Foreign Trade Zones



By: Archie Nelson If you want to know why Foreign-Trade Zone programs are important to the U.S. economy, try OFIS. OFIS stands for Online Foreign-Trade Zone Information System. The program was demonstrated at the 2012 National Association of Foreign Trade … Continue reading

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July 2012 Trade Data



By: Jeff McHugh For July 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services increased to $42.0 billion from $41.9 billion (revised) in June, as exports decreased more than imports.  Exports decreased to $183.3 billion and imports decreased to $225.3 billion. … Continue reading

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Mobile Application: America’s Economy



Snapshots of the Economy Download the America’s Economy mobile application! Get quick access to key indicators about the health of the U.S. economy via your mobile device. The app combines statistics from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis and … Continue reading

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June Trade Data



By: Fay Johnson For June 2012, the trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $42.9 billion from $48.0 billion (revised) in May, as imports decreased and exports increased. Exports increased to a record high of $185.0 billion, and imports decreased … Continue reading

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