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February 2015, Trade Deficit Decreased



By: Ariel Sedeno The trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $35.4 billion in February, a $7.2 billion decrease from the January deficit of $42.7 billion, revised. The decrease in the deficit reflects a decrease of $3.0 billion in … Continue reading

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January 2015, Trade Deficit Decreased



By: Carlann Unger The trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $41.8 billion in January, a $3.8 billion decrease from the December deficit of $45.6 billion, revised. The decrease in the deficit reflects a decrease of $5.6 billion in … Continue reading

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December 2014, Trade Deficit Increased



By: Henock Kebede The trade deficit in goods and services increased by the highest margin on record ($6.8 billion) to $46.6 billion in December, a 17.1% increase from November ($39.8 billion, revised). The increase in the deficit reflects a decrease … 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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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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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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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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Use Data To Pick Your Next Market



By: Omari Wooden If you want to start exporting, but not sure where to start, you should tune in to the Go Global Webinar Series. The Census Bureau partnered with other government agencies to bring to you the resources available … Continue reading

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Missed Our Latest Webinar?



By: Omari Wooden & Rosanna Torres We have partnered with other government agencies to bring to you the Go Global Webinar Series. If you are considering expanding into the global marketplace, this series of webinars is just what you need … 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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