United States Balance of Trade  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The US trade gap widened to USD 37.4 billion in April of 2016 from a downwardly revised USD 35.5 billion deficit in the previous month while below market expectations of USD 41.3 billion. Exports increased 1.5 percent to the largest since January, mainly driven by industrial supplies and materials sales. Imports rose at a faster 2.1 percent, due to higher purchases of capital goods. Balance of Trade in the United States averaged -13309.01 USD Million from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1946 USD Million in June of 1975 and a record low of -67823 USD Million in August of 2006. Balance of Trade in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

United States Balance of Trade
Receive the next reported value for United States Balance of Trade in you Inbox



We will not not share your email with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Please Paste this Code in your Website

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-37436.00 -35536.00 1946.00 -67823.00 1950 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
SA
The United States has been running consistent trade deficits since 1976 due to high imports of oil and consumer products. In recent years, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Japan, Germany and Mexico. United States records trade surpluses with Hong Kong, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Australia. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-05 12:30 PM Feb $-47.06B $-45.88B $ -46.2B $ -44.3B
2016-05-04 12:30 PM Mar $-40.44B $-46.96B $-41.5B $ -46.6B
2016-06-03 12:30 PM Apr $-37.4B $-35.5B $-41.3B $ -42.8B
2016-07-06 12:30 PM May $-37.4B $ -37.9B
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $ -35.4B
2016-09-02 12:30 PM Jul $ -35.8B

US Trade Deficit Widens in April


The US trade gap widened to USD 37.4 billion in April of 2016 from a downwardly revised USD 35.5 billion deficit in the previous month while below market expectations of USD 41.3 billion. Exports increased 1.5 percent to the largest since December last year, mainly driven by industrial supplies and materials sales. Imports rose at a faster 2.1 percent, due to higher purchases of capital goods.

The April growth in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $1.4 billion to $58.8 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of $0.5 billion to $21.4 billion.

Total imports increased 2.1 percent to $220.2 billion, the highest figure since February. Imports of goods rose $4.3 billion to $178.9 billion: capital goods increased $2.5 billion; civilian aircraft grew $0.8 billion; computers went up $0.5 billion; electric apparatus increased $0.3 billion; industrial supplies and materials rose $1.1 billion; other petroleum products went up $0.3 billion and crude oil increased $0.2 billion. Imports of services edged up $0.3 billion to $41.4 billion.

Total exports went up 1.2 percent to $182.796 billion. Exports of goods grew $2.8 billion to $120.1 billion: industrial supplies and materials rose $1.8 billion; fuel oil increased $0.3 billion; other petroleum products went up $0.2 billion; organic chemicals increased $0.2 billion; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines rose $0.8 billion; other parts and accessories increased $0.4 billion. Meantime, exports of services decreased $0.3 billion to $62.7 billion. 

Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit decreased $8.1 billion, or 4.8 percent, from the same period in 2015. Exports fell $39.0 billion or 5.1 percent. Imports declined $47.1 billion or 5.1 percent.

Yekaterina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
6/3/2016 2:15:59 PM

United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -37436.00 -35536.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 182796.00 180174.00 200236.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 220232.00 215709.00 241483.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124671.00 -113406.00 9957.00 -216063.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -2.20 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7356784.00 -7269829.00 -1232107.00 -7356784.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.60 100.03 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 80442.00 -98327.00 272938.00 -190792.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 35823.00 35494.00 46165.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows -79622.00 78084.00 160371.00 -79622.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 9127.00 9129.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 4.61 4.61 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6331536.00 6045992.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 10484.00 10470.00 16120.00 1705.00 USD Million [+]




Last
Afghanistan -7159.00 Dec/15
Albania -30114.00 Apr/16
Algeria -1270.00 Sep/15
Angola 3002.24 Dec/15
Argentina 439.00 May/16
Armenia -108.90 May/16
Aruba -520.80 Dec/15
Australia -1579.00 Apr/16
Austria 142.00 Mar/16
Azerbaijan 621706.00 Mar/16
Bahamas -514.90 Dec/15
Bahrain 3441.00 Dec/14
Bangladesh -57.02 Mar/16
Barbados -254822.00 Dec/15
Belarus -258.80 Apr/16
Belgium 1249.00 Apr/16
Belize -131.30 Apr/16
Benin -164.32 Mar/16
Bhutan -26021.60 Dec/15
Bolivia -355.90 Dec/15
Bosnia and Herzegovina -404.87 Apr/16
Botswana -20.60 Mar/16
Brazil 6437.00 May/16
Brunei 195.90 Apr/16
Bulgaria -156.80 Apr/16
Burkina Faso -49.00 Sep/14
Burundi -76937.10 Mar/16
Cambodia -786.30 Jan/16
Cameroon -1054.40 Dec/13
Canada -2936.70 Apr/16
Cape Verde -4178.80 Mar/16
Cayman Islands -746.00 Dec/15
Central African Republic -29.80 Jun/14
Chad 1166.10 Dec/11
Chile 744.79 May/16
China 499.80 May/16
Colombia -1.29 Apr/16
Comoros -73294.00 Dec/14
Congo 1001.80 Dec/14
Costa Rica -365.50 May/16
Croatia -4530.70 Apr/16
Cuba -9578.00 Dec/15
Cyprus -253738.00 Apr/16
Czech Republic 56003.00 Apr/16
Denmark 7736.70 Apr/16
Djibouti -119840.00 Dec/14
Dominican Republic -688.50 Dec/15
East Timor -49370.69 Mar/16
Ecuador 53993.00 Apr/16
Egypt -2717.00 Apr/16
El Salvador -359.50 Apr/16
Equatorial Guinea 2723.70 Dec/10
Eritrea -149.00 Dec/12
Estonia -170.74 Apr/16
Ethiopia -3557.70 Dec/15
Euro Area 27481.90 Apr/16
European Union 5566.30 Apr/16
Fiji -262673.00 Dec/15
Finland -225.00 Apr/16
France -5219.00 Apr/16
Gabon 3711.95 Dec/13
Gambia -2269.53 Dec/14
Georgia -436.32 May/16
Germany 25607.00 Apr/16
Ghana -773.70 Mar/16
Greece -2057.60 Apr/16
Guatemala -499.04 Apr/16
Guinea -103.83 Jun/13
Guinea Bissau -23.80 Dec/14
Guyana -77.30 Sep/15
Haiti -179.27 Sep/15
Honduras -372.50 Mar/16
Hong Kong -26228.00 May/16
Hungary 299000.00 Apr/16
Iceland -15000.00 May/16
India -6272.90 May/16
Indonesia 375.60 May/16
Iran 4258.00 Dec/15
Iraq 38780.80 Dec/14
Ireland 4533900.00 Apr/16
Israel -950.30 Apr/16
Italy 4519.87 Apr/16
Ivory Coast 890.60 Dec/14
Jamaica -761100.00 Dec/15
Japan -40.72 May/16
Jordan -887215.00 Mar/16
Kazakhstan 711.70 Apr/16
Kenya -72360.00 Apr/16
Kosovo -227670.00 Apr/16
Kuwait 402.00 Mar/16
Kyrgyzstan -216.90 Mar/16
Laos -488.34 Sep/15
Latvia -164.00 May/16
Lebanon -1373.07 Apr/16
Lesotho -2961.47 Dec/15
Liberia -115.60 Mar/16
Libya -17675.60 Dec/14
Liechtenstein 371580.00 Mar/16
Lithuania -242.70 Apr/16
Luxembourg -0.39 Apr/16
Macau -4817945.50 Apr/16
Macedonia -192142.00 Apr/16
Madagascar 101517.00 Mar/16
Malawi -31524.80 Sep/15
Malaysia 9060.00 Apr/16
Maldives -165.70 Apr/16
Mali -100.60 Mar/15
Malta -247000.00 Apr/16
Mauritania -24.89 Dec/15
Mauritius -6081.00 Apr/16
Mexico -527.00 May/16
Moldova -194.30 Apr/16
Monaco 7.80 Mar/16
Mongolia 124.70 Apr/16
Montenegro -183453.00 May/16
Morocco -15231.00 Apr/16
Mozambique -1754.40 Dec/15
Myanmar -914.60 Nov/15
Namibia -8322.34 Dec/15
Nepal -58541.90 Dec/15
Netherlands 4942.00 Apr/16
New Caledonia -11870.00 Mar/16
New Zealand 358.00 May/16
Nicaragua -234.30 Mar/16
Niger -441985.00 Sep/15
Nigeria 171309.90 Mar/16
North Korea -476.67 Dec/15
Norway 6567.00 May/16
Oman -45.20 Dec/15
Pakistan -227733.00 May/16
Palestine -326.70 Mar/16
Panama -843451.00 Apr/16
Papua New Guinea 3957.00 Dec/15
Paraguay 54678.00 May/16
Peru 13.00 Apr/16
Philippines -2275000.00 Apr/16
Poland 520.00 Apr/16
Portugal -708.00 Apr/16
Puerto Rico 2415.30 Mar/16
Qatar 4782.00 Apr/16
Republic of the Congo 4092.35 Dec/10
Romania -836.20 Apr/16
Russia 6750.00 Apr/16
Rwanda -150.29 Dec/15
Sao Tome and Principe -24.59 Mar/16
Saudi Arabia 22467.00 Dec/15
Senegal -94.80 Mar/16
Serbia -310.90 Apr/16
Seychelles -32.60 Apr/16
Sierra Leone -33.70 Dec/15
Singapore 6124.50 May/16
Slovakia 404.00 Apr/16
Slovenia 114.18 Apr/16
Somalia -1473.48 Dec/15
South Africa 430.54 Apr/16
South Korea 7100.00 May/16
South Sudan -3492.00 Dec/14
Spain -637300.00 Apr/16
Sri Lanka -551.70 Feb/16
Sudan -489010.00 Mar/16
Suriname -23.00 Mar/16
Swaziland 1217.38 Dec/15
Sweden 4400.00 Apr/16
Switzerland 3785.97 May/16
Syria 9394.50 Dec/10
Taiwan 3500.00 May/16
Tajikistan -169.20 Mar/16
Tanzania 100.80 Mar/16
Thailand 1540.00 May/16
Togo -68.29 Dec/14
Trinidad and Tobago 258.50 Dec/15
Tunisia -1090.30 May/16
Turkey -4207.02 Apr/16
Turkmenistan 2431.94 Dec/14
Uganda -126.70 Apr/16
Ukraine -230.30 Mar/16
United Arab Emirates 328300.00 Dec/15
United Kingdom -3294.00 Apr/16
United States -37436.00 Apr/16
Uruguay -322496.00 Apr/16
Uzbekistan 455.00 Dec/15
Venezuela -782.00 Sep/15
Vietnam -400.00 May/16
Yemen -2914.30 Dec/13
Zambia -800.90 Mar/16
Zimbabwe -290.99 Dec/14