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Notice to Users of the Constant Dollar (Real) Data Series

The U.S. Census Bureau has revised the Chain-weighted Dollar series. The base year for the new Chain-weighted Dollar series is 2005. The Chain-weighted Dollar series was rebased to place the time series on a more current dollar value. This makes the trade information easier to relate to the current time period. Three years of chained dollar data (2006 - 2008) have been published in the 2008 Annual Revision, released on June 10, 2009. Data for 1994 through 2008 are available in the tables below. Export Chain-weighted data from January 1994 forward have been revised to accommodate the result of analysis of the aircraft industry.

If you have any questions, please contact the Special Projects Branch of the Foreign Trade Division on (301)763-3251.

Real Dollars, Monthly Totals, 1994-2008


February 2014
Trade Numbers

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

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