U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, September 2021

September 2021
-$80.9B
August 2021
-$72.8B

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in September 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $72.8 billion in August (revised) to $80.9 billion in September, as imports increased and exports decreased. The previously published August deficit was $73.3 billion. The goods deficit increased $8.9 billion in September to $98.2 billion. The services surplus increased $0.8 billion in September to $17.2 billion.

  • Current Release: November 4, 2021
  • Next release: December 7, 2021

What is Trade in Goods and Services?

Trade in goods and services between U.S. residents and residents of other countries each month. U.S. sales are exports and U.S. purchases are imports. The difference between the exports and imports is the trade balance. 

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