U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, September 2018

September 2018:
-$54.0 billion
August 2018:
-$53.3 billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in September 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $53.3 billion in August (revised) to $54.0 billion in September, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published August deficit was $53.2 billion. The goods deficit increased $0.6 billion in September to $77.2 billion. The services surplus decreased $0.1 billion in September to $23.2 billion.

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  • Current Release: November 2, 2018
  • Next release: December 6, 2018

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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