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Foreign Trade Graphs of the Month - February 2012

Heat Maps of U.S. Trade by International Region and Category

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Details may not add up to 100% due to rounding and the exclusion of the Other Goods category.


U.S. Exports

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The export heat map shows the concentration of U.S. exports by region and End-Use commodity category. Every region accounted for at least 5% of U.S. food exports. Industrial supplies and capital goods are both being spread around the globe, with at least 11% going to each of Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

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U.S. Imports

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The import heat map shows more concentration than exports. Asia shows the most diversification of imports, with Industrial Supplies, Capital Goods and Consumer Goods all counting for over 19.4%. Meanwhile, 89.1% of all U.S. Imports from Africa are Industrial Supplies. Only 19 boxes accounted for at least 25% of the corresponding row or column, against 27 for exports.

Consumer Goods is the most concentrated category, with 62.2% of imports coming from Asia. Four regions count for at least 18% of imports of Foods, Feeds and Beverages: Asia, Europe, North America and South & Central America. Only 13 commodity/category combinations accounted for over $50 billion in imports in 2011, and only 3 accounted for more than $200 billion.

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Deficit: $43.4 Billion
Exports: $197.5 Billion
Imports: $241.0 Billion

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: June 25, 2013