United States Balance of Trade

Last Release
Sep 2019
Actual
-52450 USD Million
Forecast
N/A
Previous
-55036 USD Million
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
USD Million
Next Release
Dec 5, 2019
Time to Release
15 Days 15 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
1946 USD Million
Jun 1975
-67823 USD Million
Aug 2006
-15,029.11 USD Million1950 - 2019U.S. Census Bureau
The United States has been running consistent trade deficits since 1976 due to high imports of oil and consumer products. In 2018, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Vietnam and Italy and the biggest trade surpluses with Hong Kong, Netherlands, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Brazil and Panama. China is the top trading partner, accounting for 16 percent of total trade, followed by Canada (15 percent) and Mexico (15 percent).

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The US trade deficit narrowed to USD 52.5 billion in September of 2019, the lowest since April from USD 55 billion in the previous month and matching market expectations. Exports declined 0.9 percent led by soybeans and automobiles, while imports slumped 1.7 percent due to purchases of cell phones, toys, games & sporting equipment, semiconductors and automobiles.

United States Balance of Trade History

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Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 5, 201915:10US Trade Gap Lowest in 5 Months
Oct 4, 201912:57US Trade Deficit Widens in August
Sep 4, 201912:53US Trade Deficit Larger than Expected
Aug 2, 201913:00US Trade Deficit Little-Changed in June
Jul 3, 201912:58US Trade Deficit Largest in 5 Months
Jun 6, 201912:57US Trade Deficit Narrows in April
May 9, 201913:02US Trade Surplus Widens in March
DATETIMEEVENT
Nov 5, 201913:30Balance of Trade
Oct 4, 201912:30Balance of Trade
Sep 4, 201912:30Balance of Trade
Aug 2, 201912:30Balance of Trade
Jul 3, 201912:30Balance of Trade
Jun 6, 201912:30Balance of Trade
May 9, 201912:30Balance of Trade

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Balance of Trade
-52,450
Sep 2019
-55,036
Aug 2019
-67,823
Aug 2006
1,946
Jun 1975
USD MillionMonthly1950 - 2019
Capital Flows
70,549
Aug 2019
43,300
Jul 2019
-194,622
Sep 2015
272,938
Oct 2008
USD MillionMonthly1978 - 2019
Crude Oil Production
12,365
Aug 2019
11,806
Jul 2019
3,971
Sep 2008
12,365
Aug 2019
BBL/D/1KMonthly1950 - 2019
Current Account
-128,188
Jun 2019
-136,194
Mar 2019
-215,769
Sep 2006
9,957
Mar 1991
USD MillionQuarterly1960 - 2019
Current Account to GDP
-2.4
Dec 2018
-2.3
Dec 2017
-6
Dec 2006
0.2
Dec 1981
%Yearly1980 - 2018
Exports
205,990
Sep 2019
207,825
Aug 2019
772
May 1950
213,341
May 2018
USD MillionMonthly1950 - 2019

Balance of Trade across North America

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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
-978
Sep 2019
-1,235.3
Aug 2019
-4,962
Dec 2018
8,524.8
Jan 2001
CAD MillionMonthly1971 - 2019
Mexico
-116
Sep 2019
775
Aug 2019
-4,642.52
Jan 2019
2,561
Jun 2019
USD MillionMonthly1980 - 2019
Puerto Rico
2,068.9
Jun 2019
1,931.4
May 2019
-187.5
Nov 2006
5,218.4
Dec 2010
USD MillionMonthly2003 - 2019
United States
-52,450
Sep 2019
-55,036
Aug 2019
-67,823
Aug 2006
1,946
Jun 1975
USD MillionMonthly1950 - 2019
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