The goods gap in the US narrowed to $98.2 billion in June of 2022 form a downwardly revised $104 billion in May. It was the lowest trade deficit of the year so far, as exports jumped by 2.5% to a record high of $181.5 billion. Outbound sales rose sharply for industrial supplies (6.5%) and foods, feeds, and beverages (5.3%), which offset the decrease in automotive vehicles (-3.6%), capital goods (-1%) and consumer goods (-1%). On the other hand, imports fell by 0.5% to $279.7 billion, as purchases declined sharply for automotive vehicles (-7.8%) and foods, feeds, and beverages (-1.1%). Conversely, exports rose for capital goods (0.9%) and consumer goods (0.6%). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Goods Trade Balance in the United States averaged -23323.68 USD Million from 1955 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 1492.20 USD Million in June of 1975 and a record low of -125664 USD Million in March of 2022. This page provides - United States Goods Trade Balance- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Goods Trade Balance - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Goods Trade Balance in the United States is expected to be -95000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Goods Trade Balance is projected to trend around -74500.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Goods Trade Balance
In the US, goods trade balance is equal to goods exports less goods imports.
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-98180.00 -104040.00 1492.20 -125664.00 1955 - 2022 USD Million Monthly
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US Goods Gap Lowest in 7 Months
The goods gap in the US narrowed to $98.2 billion in June of 2022 form a downwardly revised $104 billion in May. It was the lowest trade deficit of the year so far, as exports jumped by 2.5% to a record high of $181.5 billion. Outbound sales rose sharply for industrial supplies (6.5%) and foods, feeds, and beverages (5.3%), which offset the decrease in automotive vehicles (-3.6%), capital goods (-1%) and consumer goods (-1%). On the other hand, imports fell by 0.5% to $279.7 billion, as purchases declined sharply for automotive vehicles (-7.8%) and foods, feeds, and beverages (-1.1%). Conversely, exports rose for capital goods (0.9%) and consumer goods (0.6%).
2022-07-27
US Goods Gap Lowest in 5 Months
The goods gap in the US narrowed to $104.3 billion in May of 2022 from an upwardly revised $106.7 billion in April. It is the lowest trade deficit so far this year, as exports went up 1.2% to a record high while imports edged 0.1% lower. Sales of goods rose to $176.6 billion, with shipments of industrial supplies (4%) and consumer goods (3.5%) recording the biggest increases while exports of food, feeds and beverages declined 9.2%. Imports edged lower to $280.9 billion, mainly due to lower purchases of consumer goods (-2.4%), food, feeds and beverages (-0.9%) and capital goods (-0.5%).
2022-06-28
US Goods Trade Deficit Narrows from Record High
The goods trade deficit in the US narrowed to $105.9 billion in April of 2022 from an upwardly revised record high of $125.9 billion in March, as exports increased while imports fell. Exports were up 3.1 percent to a new all-time high of $173.9 billion with the biggest increases reported for foods, feeds & beverages (13.3 percent), industrial supplies (2.7 percent), and capital goods (2.6 percent). In contrast, imports fell by 5.0 percent to $279.9 billion, on lower purchases of industrial supplies (-8.2 percent), consumer goods including motor vehicles (-7.9 percent), and capital goods (-3.9 percent). Such data reflects the overall outperformance of the US economy relative to the rest of the world, with demand outpacing economic activity in many other countries.
2022-05-27