Ana Monteiro

Government, Business

Goods-Trade Deficit Narrows to Smallest This Year

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles by Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit narrowed in May to its smallest this year as exports rose to a record, suggesting a tailwind for economic growth in the second quarter.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade Deficit Narrows Most on Record on Muted China Imports

Port of Tacoma Port of Tacoma by Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in April by the most on record in dollar terms, reflecting a drop in the value of imports amid COVID lockdowns in China while exports climbed.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2022
Government, Business

US Trade Gap Swells to Record in 2021 on Surge in Imports

Miami Cargo containers are stacked near cranes at Port Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

The U.S. trade deficit grew in 2021 to the largest on record, reflecting a surge in the value of consumer-goods imports as the pandemic discouraged spending on services and drove more outlays for merchandise.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2022
Government, Business

Merchandise-Trade Deficit Hits Record as Imports Jump

Port of Long Beach Port of Long Beach by Bing Guan/Bloomberg

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly widened in December to a fresh record as imports continued to rise, outpacing shipments overseas.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Trade Deficit Widens as Imports Surge to a Record

US Trade Deficit Widens as Imports Surge to a Record Rows of shipping containers sit before being loaded onto container ships at the Port of Virginia APM Terminal in Portsmouth. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

The U.S. trade deficit widened in November, reflecting a surge in the value of imports as domestic retailers made a final push to stock shelves for holiday shoppers and demand for foreign oil increased.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Merchandise-Trade Gap Widens to Record as Imports Surge

Trade gap Shipping containers at the Port of Newark in Newark, N.J. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to a record in November as imports surged to an all-time high. The gap increased to $97.8 billion last month from a revised $83.2 billion in October, according to Commerce Department data released Dec. 29.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biggest US Port Complex to Work Nights, Weekends to Cut Logjam

Port of Los Angeles Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles earlier this year. (g01xm/Getty Images)

Ports operating in the U.S.’s biggest gateway for trade with Asia will extend night hours and work weekends to clear port delays amid record volumes.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Chief Says China to Miss Agriculture Target

The Port of Los Angeles, as viewed from above. The Vincent Thomas bridge spans the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles in this aerial photograph on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The head of the U.S.’ busiest port said China is on track to buy less than one-third of the American agricultural products it promised to purchase in 2020, the first year of a trade pact between the world’s biggest economies.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2020