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Monthly Trade Highlights

July 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

  July 2014 (Billions of $) June 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 -$40.5 -$40.8 -0.6% -6.1% May 2014 - June 2014
Exports $198.0 $196.2 0.9% 1.2% April 2014 - May 2014
Imports $238.6 $237.0 0.7% 1.2% March 2014 - April 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$60.2 -$60.4 -0.4% -4.2% May 2014 - June 2014
Exports $138.6 $136.8 1.3% 1.4% April 2014 - May 2014
Imports $198.8 $197.2 0.8% 1.3% March 2014 - April 2014

 

Dollar Change From Prior Month

  July 2014 (Billions of $) June 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 -$40.5 -$40.8 $0.3 $2.7 May 2014 - June 2014
Exports $198.8 $196.2 $1.8 $2.3 April 2014 - May 2014
Imports $238.6 $237.0 $1.6 $2.8 March 2014 - April 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$60.2 -$60.4 $0.2 $2.7 May 2014 - June 2014
Exports $138.6 $136.8 $1.8 $1.9 April 2014 - May 2014
Imports $198.8 $197.2 $1.5 $2.5 March 2014 - April 2014

  • July exports of goods and services ($198.0 billion), exports of goods ($138.6 billion), and exports of services ($59.4 billion)
    were the highest on record.
  • July imports of services ($39.8 billion) were the highest on record.

Goods on a Census Basis (seasonally adjusted)

Balance

  • The July petroleum deficit ($14.5 billion) was the lowest since May 2009 ($13.9 billion).

Exports

  • July exports of goods ($137.6 billion) were the highest on record.
  • July exports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($15.3 billion) were the highest on record.
  • July non-petroleum exports ($123.8 billion) were the highest on record.

Imports

  • July imports of foods, feeds, and beverages ($10.9 billion) were the highest on record.
  • July imports of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($28.9 billion) were the highest on record.

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

  • The July deficit with China ($30.9 billion) was the highest on record.

July 2014
Trade Numbers

Deficit: $40.5 Billion
Exports: $198.0 Billion
Imports: $238.6 Billion

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