FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and
responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments
from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics,
information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of
other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.
The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $54.9 billion in August from $54.0 billion in July (revised), as imports increased more than exports. (October 4, 2019)
The nation's international advance trade in goods deficit increased to $72.8 billion in August from $72.5 billion in July as imports increased more than exports. (September 26, 2019)
The Department of Commerce released the report, A Preliminary Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies, 2016-2017. It provides information on identified companies and their known export or import value. (September 26, 2019)
The Department of Commerce released the report, U.S. Goods Trade: Imports & Exports by Related-Parties 2018. Related-party trade accounted for 42.6 percent ($1,771.4 billion) of total goods trade ($4,162.3 billion). Related-party total goods trade is based on consumption imports and total exports. (September 4, 2019)
The Department of Commerce released the report, U.S. Exports By Metropolitan Area, Second Quarter 2019. It provides quarterly, not seasonally adjusted data on exports by metropolitan areas. (September 12, 2019)
The Census Bureau has created a data visualization tool that will help users find detailed international trade in goods statistics for specific commodity codes, countries of destination, and modes of transportation.
Presentation slides from the November 14, 2018 inaugural data user conference at Census are now available. The conference focused on the international trade process, from data collection through accessing international trade statistics through our growing number of data user resources.
The Department of Commerce released the report, A Preliminary Profile of U.S. Exporting Companies, 2017. It provides information on identified companies and their known export value. (October 5, 2018)
Receive the latest updates on the nation's key economic indicators by downloading the FRED App for both Apple and Android devices. FRED, the signature database of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, now incorporates the Census Bureau's 13 economic indicators.
The Manufacturing and International Trade Report (MITR) is an annual report from the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data. The 2016 MITR combines statistics from the 2016 Annual Survey of Manufactures and official U.S. export and import merchandise trade statistics. (February 28, 2018)
Monthly International Trade data, back to January 2013, are now available in the Census Application Programming Interface (API). New monthly trade data will be added every month. (June 5, 2017)
Deficit: $54.9 Billion
Exports: $207.9 Billion
Imports: $262.8 Billion
Next release: November 5, 2019
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Collection of videos to enhance export training.