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News Release: U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services

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                            U.S. Census Bureau
                      U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
                                   NEWS
             U.S. Department of Commerce  Washington, D.C. 20230

                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                  8:30 A.M. EST THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2006

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For information on goods contact:
U.S. Census Bureau:
Nick Orsini    (301) 763-6959
Vanessa Ware   (301) 763-2311

For information on services contact:
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
Technical:  Christopher Bach  (202) 606-9545
Media:      Ralph Stewart     (202) 606-2649

              U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
                              November 2005

Goods and Services

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the
Department of Commerce, announced today that total November exports of $109.3
billion and imports of $173.5 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of
$64.2 billion, $3.9 billion less than the $68.1 billion in October, revised.
November exports were $1.9 billion more than October exports of $107.4 billion.
November imports were $2.0 billion less than October imports of $175.5 billion.

In November, the goods deficit decreased $4.3 billion from October to $68.9 billion,
and the services surplus decreased $0.4 billion to $4.7 billion.  Exports of goods
increased $2.2 billion to $77.4 billion, and imports of goods decreased $2.1 billion
to $146.2 billion.  Exports of services decreased $0.2 billion to $31.9 billion, and
imports of services increased $0.1 billion to $27.3 billion.

In November, the goods and services deficit was up $5.2 billion from November 2004.
Exports were up $10.7 billion, or 10.8 percent, and imports were up $15.9 billion, or
10.1 percent.

Goods

The October to November change in exports of goods reflected increases in capital
goods ($1.1 billion); consumer goods ($0.6 billion); industrial supplies and
materials ($0.4 billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.2 billion);
and other goods ($0.1 billion).  A decrease occurred in foods, feeds, and beverages
($0.2 billion).

The October to November change in imports of goods reflected decreases in industrial
supplies and materials ($1.2 billion) and consumer goods ($1.1 billion).  Increases
occurred in automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.1 billion) and foods, feeds,
and beverages ($0.1 billion).  Capital goods and other goods were virtually unchanged.

The November 2004 to November 2005 change in exports of goods reflected increases in
capital goods ($4.5 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($1.6 billion);
consumer goods ($1.1 billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($1.0 billion);
other goods ($0.5 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).

The November 2004 to November 2005 change in imports of goods reflected increases in
industrial supplies and materials ($8.2 billion); capital goods ($2.4 billion);
automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($1.8 billion); consumer goods ($0.9 billion);
other goods ($0.7 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.5 billion).

Services

Services exports decreased $0.2 billion from October to November.  The decrease was
mostly accounted for by a decrease in travel.  Changes in other categories of services
exports were small.

Services imports increased $0.1 billion from October to November.  Small increases in
most categories of services imports were partly offset by a decrease in travel.

From November 2004 to November 2005, services exports increased $1.9 billion.  The
largest increases were in other private services, which includes items such as
business, professional, and technical services, insurance services, and financial
services  ($0.8 billion), travel ($0.4 billion), and transfers under U.S. military
sales contracts ($0.3 billion).

From November 2004 to November 2005, services imports increased $1.5 billion.  The
largest increases were in other private services ($0.8 billion) and other
transportation, which includes freight and port services ($0.4 billion).

Goods and Services Moving Average

For the three months ending in November, exports of goods and services averaged
$107.5 billion, while imports of goods and services averaged $173.6 billion,
resulting in an average trade deficit of $66.1 billion.  For the three months ending
in October, the average trade deficit was $64.4 billion, reflecting average exports of
$107.2 billion and average imports of $171.5 billion.

Selected Not Seasonally Adjusted Goods Details

The November figures showed surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Australia $0.7
($0.7 for October), Hong Kong $0.5 ($0.3), and Singapore $0.3 ($0.7).  Deficits were
recorded, in billions of dollars, with China $18.5 ($20.5), Europe $12.6 ($14.5), the
European Union $11.2 ($12.1), OPEC $7.8 ($9.4), Canada $7.5 ($8.2), Japan $7.3 ($7.4),
Mexico $4.6 ($4.8), Korea $1.9 ($1.2), Taiwan $1.4 ($1.3), and Brazil $0.7 ($1.0).

Advanced technology product (ATP) exports were $18.9 billion in November and imports
were $23.8 billion, resulting in a deficit of $4.8 billion.  November exports were
$0.1 billion more than the $18.8 billion in October, while imports were virtually
unchanged.

Revisions

Goods carry-over in November was $0.2 billion (0.3 percent) for exports and $0.7
billion (0.4 percent) for imports.  For October, revised export carry-over was $0.1
billion (0.1 percent), revised down from $0.2 billion (0.3 percent).  For October,
revised import carry- over was $0.4 billion (0.3 percent), revised down from $1.7
billion (1.1 percent).

Services exports for October were revised down $0.1 billion to $32.2 billion.  The
revision was mostly accounted for by downward revisions in travel and other
transportation.  Services imports for October were revised down $0.2 billion to $27.1
billion.  The revision was mostly accounted for by a downward revision in travel.