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

August 2021
-$73.3B
July 2021
-$70.3B

The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in August 2021 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $70.3 billion in July (revised) to $73.3 billion in August, as imports increased more than exports. The previously published July deficit was $70.1 billion. The goods deficit increased $1.6 billion in August to $89.4 billion. The services surplus decreased $1.4 billion in August to $16.2 billion.

  • Current Release: October 5, 2021
  • Next release: November 4, 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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