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Notice: Changes to Low Value Estimates for Goods

Effective with the release of January 2010 statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau has changed the current import and export low value estimation methodologies to improve coverage and quality. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates imports and exports of goods valued below the established filing exemption levels. Data users will see a change in the low value estimates as a result of the implementation of these methodologies. Additional information is available in our reference section.

For time series purposes, monthly low-value estimates for 2010 using the former estimation methodology will be made available upon request.

For more information please contact the Methods Research and Quality Assurance Branch on (301) 763-3080.

There is more information on the low value estimates change here.


October 2014
Trade Numbers

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

Next release: January 7, 2015
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