trade gap

Government, Business, Logistics

Exports, Imports Plummet as US Trade Deficit Narrows

Trade Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in April as exports and imports tumbled, highlighting the impact of President Donald Trump’s tariffs even before negotiations with China unraveled and he threatened levies on Mexican goods.

June 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Goods-Trade Gap Widens Second Month to Highest This Year

Trade Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened for a second month to the highest level since a record in December as exports dipped.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade Gap With China Shrinks to Lowest Since 2016

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The U.S. trade deficit with China decreased to the narrowest in almost three years as imports slowed and exports advanced, offering President Donald Trump a chance to claim his tariff war is yielding the desired results just as negotiations reach a critical stage.

May 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Goods-Trade Gap Widens to $71.4 Billion on Import Increase

Trade Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

America’s merchandise trade deficit widened in March for the first time in three months as an increase in imports exceeded the rise in exports.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2019
Government, Business

Trade Gap Widens in September; Business Equipment Orders Down Again

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The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to a record in September while orders for business equipment declined for a second month, adding to signs that an escalating tariff war is starting to constrain economic growth.

October 25, 2018
Government, Business

Record Imports Push US Trade Gap to $53.2 Billion in August

Shipping Dock Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
October 5, 2018
Government, Logistics

US Trade Gap Narrows to Seven-Month Low on Record Exports

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The U.S. trade deficit narrowed to the lowest level since September as exports rose to a record, amid Trump administration tariffs and trade threats that risk hurting global commerce.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

US Goods-Trade Gap Widens to Four-Month High

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The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to a four-month high as imports rose for the first time since April, according to preliminary figures released Oct. 26 by the Commerce Department. The report also showed inventories increased at wholesalers and fell at retailers.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017

US Trade Gap Widened by Less Than Forecast Ahead of Harvey

Containers sit stacked on a ship at the Port of Charleston in North Charleston, S.C. Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg News

The U.S. trade deficit widened less than forecast in July as rising energy and aircraft exports helped offset drops in shipments of autos and household goods, Commerce Department data showed Sept. 6.

September 6, 2017

Trade Deficit Widens as Olympics Drive Imports Higher

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The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in August, as higher imports of capital goods and record purchases of services from abroad overshadowed a gain in exports.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2016