FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and
responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments
from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics,
information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of
other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.
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)
Beginning with the U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: April 2013 and the accompanying U.S. International Trade in Goods and Service: Annual Revision for 2012 news releases scheduled for release on June 4, 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau will apply corrections and adjustments to the not seasonally adjusted data for the prior three years (2010-2012). This updated revision procedure will improve the overall quality of the published trade statistics, with the potential for substantial impact on specific commodity level and other detailed Census data products.
Related-party trade accounted for about 50.3 percent ($1,131.9 billion) of consumption imports ($2,251.0 billion) and about 29.1 percent ($450.4 billion) of total exports ($1,546.5 billion). In 2012, U.S. related-party trade increased by 6.6 percent ($97.8 billion) while total trade increased by 3.5 percent ($130.0 billion) from 2011.
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The number of identified exporters increased by 2.8 percent in 2011 and the known export value increased by 15.7 percent compared to 2010. The number of identified importers increased by 1.3 percent in 2011 and the known import value increased by 15.8 percent.
The Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division (FTD) published the final rule revising the FTR, Title 15, Part 30 on March 14, 2013. The publication of the final rule amends the FTR published in 2008. The effective date of January 8, 2014 gives the trade community 300 days to implement these new requirements. For more information, please call 1-800-549-0595, option 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.