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Monthly Trade Highlights

October 2014 Press Highlights

This page shows the Balance, Exports and Imports for the current month and prior month, along with the percent change and dollar change between the two. The last column of the table shows the last time the percent change (or dollar change) was larger. Some interesting facts about this month's International Trade in Goods and Services report can be found at the bottom of the page.

Goods and Services on a Balance of Payments (BOP) Basis, seasonally adjusted - series began with January 1992 statistics.

All Values in billions of dollars

Percent Change from Prior Month

  October 2014 (Billions of $) September 2014 (Billions of $) Percent Change from Prior Month Last time the Increase/Decrease in Percent Change was larger/When it Occured
Goods and Services
Balance -$43.4
-$43.6 -0.4% -1.6% July 2014 - August 2014
Exports

$197.5

$195.2
1.2%

1.2% June 2014 - July 2014

Imports $241.0

$238.8

0.9% 1.3% March 2014 - April 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$62.7 -$62.7 0.0% NA
Exports $138.0 $136.0 1.5% 1.7% June 2014 - July 2014
Imports $200.7 $198.7 1.0% 1.3% March 2014 - April 2014

 

Dollar Change From Prior Month

  October 2014 (Billions of $) September 2014 (Billions of $) Dollar Change From Prior Month Last time the Increase/Decrease in Dollar Change was larger/When it Occured
Goods and Services
Balance -$43.4 -$43.6 $0.2 $0.7 July 2014 - August 2014
Exports $197.5 $195.2 $2.3 $2.3 June 2014 - July 2014
Imports $241.0 $238.8 $2.1 $3.2 March 2014 - April 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$62.7 -$62.7 $0.0 NA
Exports $138.0 $136.0 $2.0 $2.4 June 2014 - July 2014
Imports $200.7 $198.7 $2.0 $2.5 March 2014 - April 2014

October imports of goods and services ($241.0 billion) and imports of goods ($200.7 billion) were the highest on record.

Goods on a Census Basis (seasonally adjusted)

Exports

  • October exports of capital goods ($47.7 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October non-petroleum exports ($126.3 billion) were the highest on record.

Imports

  • October imports of goods ($198.6 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October imports of foods, feeds, and beverages ($10.9 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October imports of capital goods ($51.0 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October petroleum imports ($26.2 billion) were the lowest since November 2009 ($25.5 billion).

Country and Other Highlights (Census Basis, not seasonally adjusted)

  • October imports from China ($45.2 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October exports to Canada ($28.0 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October exports to Mexico ($22.3 billion) and October imports from Mexico ($27.4 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October exports to Singapore ($3.0 billion) were the highest on record.
  • October exports of Advanced Technology Products ($30.4 billion) and October imports of Advanced Technology Products ($39.5 billion) were the highest on record.
  • The October import average price per barrel of crude oil ($88.47) was the lowest since February 2011 ($87.17).


October 2014
Trade Numbers

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

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