U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, December 2020

December 2020
November 2020

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit decreased in December 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit decreased from $69.0 billion in November (revised) to $66.6 billion in December, as exports increased more than imports. The previously published November deficit was $68.1 billion. The goods deficit decreased $2.8 billion in December to $84.2 billion. The services surplus decreased $0.4 billion in December to $17.5 billion.

  • Current Release: February 5, 2021
  • Next release: March 5, 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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