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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services
September 2014 Highlights for Congress


U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis - Economics and Statistics Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce

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Goods and Services Deficit Increased in September 2014
(Seasonally Adjusted)

The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $43.0 billion in September from $40.0 billion in August (revised), as exports decreased and imports were virtually unchanged.

GOODS AND SERVICES

  • Exports decreased to $195.6 billion in September from $198.6 billion in August. Goods were $136.1 billion in September, down from $138.6 billion in August. Services were $59.5 billion in September, down from $59.9 billion in August.
  • Imports were virtually unchanged at $238.6 billion. Goods were $198.7 billion in September, down from $198.9 billion in August. Services were $39.9 billion in September, up from $39.7 billion in August.
  • For goods, the deficit was $62.7 billion in September, up from $60.2 billion in August. For services, the surplus was $19.6 billion in September, down from $20.2 billion in August.

Trade in Goods and Services (Billions of Dollars)

Trade in Goods and Services (Billions of Dollars)

GOODS BY CATEGORY (CENSUS BASIS)

The August to September decrease in exports of goods reflected decreases in industrial supplies and materials ($2.0 billion); capital goods ($1.2 billion); consumer goods ($0.7 billion); other goods ($0.1 billion); and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.1 billion). An increase occurred in foods, feeds, and beverages ($1.3 billion).
TOP DECREASES FOR EXPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
(Billions of Dollars)Top Increases for Exports of Automotive Vehicles, Parts, and Engines (Billions of Dollars)
The August to September decrease in imports of goods reflected decreases in industrial supplies and materials ($1.1 billion); capital goods ($0.9 billion); and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.5 billion). Increases occurred in consumer goods ($1.9 billion); other goods ($0.3 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).
TOP DECREASES FOR EXPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
(Billions of Dollars)Top Increases for Imports of Top Increases for Exports of Automotive Vehicles, Parts, and Engines (Billions of Dollars)

SERVICES BY CATEGORY

Exports of services decreased $0.4 billion from August to September. The decrease mostly reflected decreases in travel (for all purposes including education) ($0.3 billion), and in transport ($0.1 billion), which includes freight and port services and passenger fares. Changes in the other categories of services exports were relatively small and nearly offsetting.

Imports of services increased $0.2 billion from August to September, mostly reflecting an increase in transport ($0.1 billion). Changes in the other categories of services imports were relatively small.


GOODS BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA
(Billions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted)

European Union

European Union

The goods deficit with the European Union increased from $11.0 billion in August to $11.8 billion in September. Exports decreased $1.5 billion (primarily fuel oil) to $22.1 billion, while imports decreased $0.7 billion (primarily passenger cars) to $33.9 billion.

China

Canada

The goods deficit with China increased from $30.2 billion in August to $35.6 billion in September. Exports decreased $0.3 billion (primarily passenger cars and petroleum products, other) to $9.3 billion, while imports increased $5.1 billion (primarily cell phones) to $44.9 billion.

Canada

Mexico

The goods deficit with Canada increased from $2.5 billion in August to $3.9 billion in September. Exports increased $0.3 billion (primarily automotive parts and accessories) to $26.7 billion, while imports increased $1.8 billion (primarily passenger cars and crude oil) to $30.7 billion.


EXPORTS OF GOODS BY STATE
(Origin of Movement)

Top August to September Increases
(Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
State August Total September Total Change
Louisiana
$4,538.1
$5,251.7
$713.6
New York
6,960.8
7,398.2 437.4
Ohio 4,219.4
4,531.9
312.5
Connecticut
1,246.9
1,321.7
74.8
Alaska 777.7 845.9
68.2

Top August to September Decreases
(Millions of Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted)
State August Total September Total Change
Texas $26,001.6
$23,554.8
-$2,446.8
Florida 5,251.2
4,534.9
-716.3
New Jersey 3,391.8
2,936.4
-455.4
Washington 7,556.7 7,178.4
-388.3
Pennsylvania 3,732.8
3,346.4
-386.4

TRADE IN CONSUMER GOODS

(Billions of Dollars, Seasonally Adjusted)

TRADE IN CONSUMER GOODS

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