Exports from the United States dropped by USD 20.0 billion from the previous month to USD 187.7 billion in March 2020, the lowest level since November 2016, as the COVID-19 crisis hit global demand. There was a USD 9.2 billion decline in goods sales and a USD 10.8 billion fall in service exports mostly due to travel and transport. Within goods, exports were down for industrial supplies and materials (down USD 2.9 billion), such as crude oil, fuel oil and other petroleum products; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 2.5 billion); and capital goods (down USD 2.0 billion) in particular other industrial machinery, civilian aircraft, parts and engines.

Exports in the United States averaged 58050.66 USD Million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 213341 USD Million in May of 2018 and a record low of 772 USD Million in March of 1950. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Exports in the United States is expected to be 150000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in the United States to stand at 160000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Exports is projected to trend around 206000.00 USD Million in 2021 and 216000.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
187745.00 207747.00 213341.00 772.00 1950 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-05 01:30 PM Dec $209.6B $208.1B $209B
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Jan $208.6B $209.5B $208.3B
2020-04-02 12:30 PM Feb $207.5B $208.3B $209.5B
2020-05-05 12:30 PM Mar $187.8B $207.8B $197.9B
2020-06-04 12:30 PM Apr $187.8B
2020-07-02 12:30 PM May
2020-08-05 12:30 PM Jun $ 150B
2020-09-03 12:30 PM Jul


News Stream
US Exports Tumble 9.6% to Over 3-Year Low
Exports from the United States dropped by USD 20.0 billion from the previous month to USD 187.7 billion in March 2020, the lowest level since November 2016, as the COVID-19 crisis hit global demand. There was a USD 9.2 billion decline in goods sales and a USD 10.8 billion fall in service exports mostly due to travel and transport. Within goods, exports were down for industrial supplies and materials (down USD 2.9 billion), such as crude oil, fuel oil and other petroleum products; automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 2.5 billion); and capital goods (down USD 2.0 billion) in particular other industrial machinery, civilian aircraft, parts and engines.
2020-05-05
US Exports Fall 0.4% in February
Exports from the United States dropped USD 0.8 billion from the previous month to USD 207.5 billion in February 2020, led by declines in sales of consumer goods, namely pharmaceutical preparation and gem diamonds. Meanwhile, sales increased for industrial supplies & materials, in particular fuel oil and other petroleum products; and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines. Exports of services particularly travel, were down USD 1.3 billion. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, exports to China dropped 5.5 percent to the lowest since June of 2010 and those to Mexico went down 6.9 percent. In contrast, there were increases in sales to Japan (11.6 percent), the EU (5 percent) and Canada (2.6 percent).
2020-04-02
US Exports Drop 0.4% in January
Exports from the United States fell USD 0.9 billion from the previous month to USD 208.6 billion in January 2020, due to decreases in sales of capital goods, in particular civilian aircraft, and industrial supplies and materials, such as crude oil and fuel oil. Meanwhile, motor vehicle and parts exports rose. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, exports to China tumbled 18.7 percent and those to Japan plunged 19.1 percent. On the other hand, there were increases in sales to Mexico (9.3 percent), the EU (1.5 percent) and Canada (1.2 percent).
2020-03-06
US Exports Rise 0.8% in December
Exports from the US rose USD 1.6 billion from the previous month to USD 209.6 billion in December 2019, boosted by shipments of industrial supplies and materials (up USD 1.7 billion) mostly crude oil, and other goods (up USD 1.0 billion). Also, petroleum exports were the highest on record, while motor vehicle and parts sales fell to the lowest level since November 2016. Exports of services, including travel and other business services, increased USD 0.3 billion. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, exports were down to China (-12.2 percent), the EU (-4.3 percent), Mexico (-8.8 percent) and Canada (-5.3 percent), but rose to Japan (12.4 percent).
2020-02-05

United States Exports
The United States is the world's third biggest exporter, yet exports account only for 13 percent of GDP. Main exports are: capital goods (22 percent of total exports) and industrial supplies (22 percent). Others include: consumer goods (8 percent) and petroleum (7 percent). In 2018, exports of petroleum reached a record high of USD 172.4 billion. In 2018, main exports partners were: Canada (18 percent of total exports), Mexico (16 percent), China (7 percent), Japan (4.5 percent), the United Kingdom (4 percent) and Germany (3.5 percent).
United States Exports by Country Last Previous
European Union 23834.04 22697.24 USD Million Mar/20
Canada 23531.37 23147.05 USD Million Mar/20
Mexico 20048.07 19397.47 USD Million Mar/20
China 7971.89 6815.00 USD Million Mar/20
Japan 6599.53 6087.82 USD Million Mar/20
Germany 6111.67 5019.06 USD Million Mar/20
United Kingdom 5516.01 6486.61 USD Million Mar/20
South Korea 4856.19 4484.04 USD Million Mar/20
Netherlands 4429.72 4726.61 USD Million Mar/20
Brazil 3545.29 3318.83 USD Million Mar/20
France 3435.17 3318.20 USD Million Mar/20
Taiwan 2862.40 2736.41 USD Million Mar/20
Belgium 2631.86 2987.79 USD Million Mar/20
India 2617.04 3233.84 USD Million Mar/20
Singapore 2561.11 2713.49 USD Million Mar/20
Hong Kong 2414.74 1980.54 USD Million Mar/20
Australia 2161.52 2181.10 USD Million Mar/20
Italy 1949.09 2073.37 USD Million Mar/20
Chile 1495.50 1311.23 USD Million Mar/20
United Arab Emirates 1446.92 1726.04 USD Million Mar/20
United States Exports by Category Last Previous
Goods & Services 201266.00 208442.00 USD Million Mar/20
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 134537.00 132454.00 USD Million Mar/20
Total Nonagriculture 116247.01 124908.45 USD Million Mar/20
Non Petroleum 113906.00 120489.00 USD Million Mar/20
Manufactured Goods 93258.00 90062.00 USD Million Mar/20
NAICS - Manufacturing 93257.70 86248.70 USD Million Mar/20
Industrial Supps (incl Petrol Prd) 56327.00 57756.00 USD Million Mar/20
Industrial Supplies 44469.00 44612.00 USD Million Mar/20
Capital Goods, Except Automotive 42610.00 44624.00 USD Million Mar/20
Capital Goods 42609.92 44624.09 USD Million Mar/20
Advanced Technology Prd 29648.00 27549.00 USD Million Mar/20
Nonelectrical Machinery 28759.46 29702.63 USD Million Mar/20
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 19604.70 19981.70 USD Million Mar/20
NAICS - Chemicals 17668.10 14919.10 USD Million Mar/20
Fuels & Lubricants 16696.07 18997.27 USD Million Mar/20
Consumer Goods 15817.00 16315.00 USD Million Mar/20
Petroleum & Products 14107.20 16251.40 USD Million Mar/20
Foods, Feeds, and Beverages 13246.00 12953.00 USD Million Mar/20
Petroleum Preparations 12407.00 14074.00 USD Million Mar/20
Autos and Parts 12294.00 13361.00 USD Million Mar/20

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