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Monthly Trade Highlights

September 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

  September 2014 (Billions of $) August 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 -$43.0 -$40.0 7.6% 7.8% January 2014 - February 2014
Exports $195.6
$198.6
-1.5% -2.4% January 2014 - February 2014
Imports $238.6

$238.6

0.0% NA
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$62.7 -$60.2 4.1% 5.0% March 2014 - April 2014
Exports $136.1 $138.6 -1.9% -2.4% January 2014 - February 2014
Imports $198.7 $198.9 -0.1% -1.4% May 2014 - June 2014

 

Dollar Change From Prior Month

  September 2014 (Billions of $) August 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 -$43.0 -$40.0 -$3.0 -$3.0 January 2014 - February 2014
Exports $195.6 $198.6 -$3.0 -$4.7 January 2014 - February 2014
Imports $238.6 $238.6 $0.1 $0.2 July 2014 - August 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$62.7 -$60.2 -$2.4 -$3.1 March 2014 - April 2014
Exports $136.1 $138.6 -$2.6 $3.2 January 2014 - February 2014
Imports $198.7 $198.9 -$0.1 -$2.8 May 2014 - June 2014

  • September imports of services ($39.9 billion) were the highest on record.

Goods on a Census Basis (seasonally adjusted)

Balance

  • The September non-petroleum deficit ($47.2 billion) was the highest since February 2007 ($47.5 billion).

Imports

  • September imports of consumer goods ($47.7 billion) were the highest on record.
  • September petroleum imports ($26.4 billion) were the lowest since November 2009 ($25.5 billion).
  • September non-petroleum imports ($170.2 billion) were the highest on record.

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

  • The September deficit with China ($35.6 billion) and September imports from China ($44.9 billion) were the highest on record.
  • September imports from Canada ($30.7 billion) were the highest since July 2008 ($32.2 billion).
  • September imports of Advanced Technology Products ($38.8 billion) were the highest on record.


September 2014
Trade Numbers

Deficit: $43.0 Billion
Exports: $195.6 Billion
Imports: $238.6 Billion

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