Tag Archives: Trade Data

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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Trade Term: Harmonized System



By: John Sperry Though I joined the Foreign Trade Division in July, I still find myself exposed to new trade terms. During my first assignment to learn how to use USA Trade Online (UTO), I was introduced to this month’s … 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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“The Census Bureau? Wasn’t the Census 2 years ago?”



By: Sean Kline Recently, I had the privilege of working in our Commodity Analysis Branch (CAB) for three months to learn more about the things they do on a regular basis. As part of this assignment, I frequently called members of … Continue reading

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U.S. Exports of Goods Continue to Grow



One of the primary tools of the National Export Initiative (NEI) is the U.S. merchandise trade statistics captured by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. Examining the trade statistics provides a business with the information needed to … Continue reading

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globalEDGE: A World of Resources, A World of Opportunities!



By: Jade Sims, Michigan State University International Business Center If you are like most business owners in the United States, you are constantly working to target the best opportunities for your firm within the constraints of more and more limited … Continue reading

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U.S. International Trade Deficit Decreases in July 2011



By: Joe Kafchinski Bolstered by record exports of $178.0 billion, the U.S. international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $44.8 billion in July from $51.6 billion (revised) in June. The $6.8 billion reduction in the deficit was the largest … Continue reading

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Trade deficit decreases to $43.7 billion in April



By: Joe Kafchinski The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $43.7 billion in April from $46.8 billion (revised) in March, as exports increased and imports decreased. April exports of goods and services increased $2.2 billion to … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Video Game Systems



By: David Johnson Christmas has come and gone but let’s take a look back at what people were buying this past Christmas. The holiday season is a huge time of year for all retailers and this holds especially true for video … Continue reading

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