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Monthly Trade Highlights

February 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 February 1992 statistics.

All Values in billions of dollars

Percent Change from Prior Month

  February 2014 (Billions of $) January 2013 (Billions of $) Percent Change from Prior Month Last time the Increase/Decrease in Percent Change was larger/When it Occured
Goods and Services
Balance -$42.3 -$39.3 7.7% 10.8% November 2013 - January 2013
Exports $190.4 $192.5 -1.1% -1.7% November 2013 - January 2013
Imports $232.7 $231.7 0.4% 0.6% December 2013 - January 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$61.7 -$59.5 3.8% 8.0% November 2013 - January 2013
Exports $131.7 $133.8 -1.5% -3.1% November 2013 - January 2013
Imports $193.4 $193.3 0.1% 1.0% December 2013 - January 2014

 

Dollar Change From Prior Month

  February 2014 (Billions of $) January 2013 (Billions of $) Dollar Change From Prior Month Last time the Increase/Decrease in Dollar Change was larger/When it Occured
Goods and Services
Balance -$42.3 -$39.3 -$3.0 -$3.8 November 2013 - January 2013
Exports $190.4 $192.5 -$2.0 -$3.4 November 2013 - January 2013
Imports $232.7 $231.7 $1.0 $1.5 December 2013 - January 2014
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$61.7 -$59.5 -$2.2 -$4.3 November 2013 - January 2013
Exports $131.7 $133.8 -$2.0 -$4.2 November 2013 - January 2013
Imports $193.4 $193.3 $0.2 $1.8 December 2013 - January 2014

  • February exports of services ($58.7 billion) and imports of services ($39.3 billion) were the highest on record.

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

  • February imports from the United Kingdom ($3.9 billion) were the lowest since February 2011 ($3.5 billion).
  • Februrary imports from Newly Industrialized Countries ($8.6 billion) were the lowest since April 2010 ($8.4 billion).
  • February exports to South and Central America ($13.3 billion) were the lowest since February 2011 ($11.8 billion).
  • The February deficit in Advanced Technology Products ($3.2 billion) was the lowest since January 2010 ($3.1 billion).
  • February imports of Crude Oil ($19.5 billion) were the lowest since October 2010 ($18.7 billion).


February 2014
Trade Numbers

Deficit: $42.3 Billion
Exports: $190.4 Billion
Imports: $232.7 Billion

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