U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Finance and Foreign Commerce

FINANCE 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Mortgage debt outstanding (billion dollars) 6,786 10,665 12,096 13,500 14,557
Consumer credit outstanding (billion dollars) 1,722 2,191 2,285 2,387 2,518
Interest rates:
New-home mortgage yields (percent) 1 7.52 5.77 5.94 6.60 6.40
Prime rate charged by banks (percent) 9.23 4.34 6.19 7.96 8.05
Treasury bill, 3-month, new issues (percent) 5.82 1.37 3.15 4.73 4.36
Treasury bond, 3-year, constant maturity (percent) 6.22 2.78 3.93 4.77 4.35
Treasury bond, 10-year constant maturity (percent) 6.03 4.27 4.29 4.80 4.63
Dow-Jones Industrial average (30 stocks)2 10,787 10,783 10,718 12,463 13,266
Standard & Poor's common index (500 stocks) 2, 3 1,320 1,212 1,248 1,418 1,468
FOREIGN COMMERCE 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Current account balance (billion dollars) -417 -625 -729 -788 -731
Merchandise trade balance (billion dollars) -436 -651 -767 -817 -794
Exports (billion dollars) 4 782 819 906 1,037 1,162
General imports (billion dollars) 1,218 1,470 1,673 1,854 1,957

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


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administrative and Customer Services Division