U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Finance and Foreign Commerce

FINANCE 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Mortgage debt outstanding (billion dollars) 6,812 7,486 8,309 9,313 10,507
Consumer credit outstanding (billion dollars) 1,705 1,842 1,924 2,011 2,105
Interest rates:
  New-home mortgage yields (percent) 1 7.52 7.00 6.43 5.80 5.77
  Prime rate charged by banks (percent) 9.23 6.91 4.67 4.12 4.34
Standard & Poor's common index (500 stocks) 2 1,320 1,148 880 1,112 1,212
FOREIGN COMMERCE 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Current account balance (billion dollars) -416 -389 -475 -520 3-668
Merchandise trade balance (billion dollars) -436 -412 -472 -532 -651
  Exports (billion dollars) 4 782 729 693 725 819
  General imports (billion dollars) 1,218 1,141 1,165 1,257 1,470
 

\1 Effective rate on conventional mortgages.
\2 1941-43=10. Closing value as of end of December.
\3 Preliminary.
\4 Domestic and foreign exports; free alongside ship (f.a.s.) value basis.


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