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

October 2018:
-$55.5 billion
September 2018:
-$54.6 billion

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in October 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $54.6 billion in September (revised) to $55.5 billion in October, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously published September deficit was $54.0 billion. The goods deficit increased $0.9 billion in October to $78.1 billion. The services surplus decreased $0.1 billion in October to $22.6 billion.

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  • Current Release: December 6, 2018
  • Next release: January 8, 2019

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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