Category Archives: Foreign Trade Data

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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How to Benefit from Free Trade Agreements



By: Melissa Scott Many of you are probably aware that three free trade agreements (FTAs) were approved in October, 2011 – South Korea, Colombia and Panama. The U.S. – Korea FTA became effective March 15, 2012, and the U.S. – Colombia … Continue reading

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BusinessUSA is here to Help Exporters



By Matthew Falls of BusinessUSA. Matthew can be contacted at MFalls@doc.gov BusinessUSA.gov and its partner Export.gov feature resources for companies to become involved in exporting, from filling orders for domestic buyers (such as export trading companies that then export the … Continue reading

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States battle for export spotlight – The race to expand U.S. exports is on!



By: Daniel Cariello Exporting goods has always been integrated in the fabric of the U.S. economy but recently there has been a growing trend to capitalize on foreign demand of American goods. According to data provided by USA Trade Online between … Continue reading

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