The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $38.8 billion in March from $43.6 billion (revised) in February, as imports decreased more than exports. (May 2, 2013)
March 2013 Trade Highlights
The March graph displays the imports quantity of crude oil in barrels (HS 2709002090 and 2709001000) for the top five import countries in March 2013 over the past two years. March average daily imports of crude oil barrels (7.0 million) were the lowest since March 1996 (6.5 million).
As you can see, imports of crude oil barrels rose for three of the top five import countries, with the exceptions of Canada and Mexico. Saudi Arabia had the largest percentage increase, 24%; compared to Mexico with the greatest decrease, 43%. To see the values of the data points, hover your mouse over the lines. You may also remove countries from the interactive graph by clicking on their name in the legend. You can obtain this data and more by going to USA Trade Online.
Deficit: $38.8 Billion
Exports: $184.3 Billion
Imports: $223.1 Billion
Next release: June 4, 2013
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