VALUE OF U.S. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

VALUE OF U.S. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

U.S. International Trade in Goods (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

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U.S. International Trade in Goods (monthly data, seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

International trade represents a growing share of the U.S. economy. Changes in the level of both imports and exports affect the level of demand for transportation services. The value of U.S. imports historically have been higher than the value of U.S. exports, but the gap has widened in recent years.

U.S. International Trade In Goods Sep-01 Oct-01
Imports (millions of dollars) 91,128 91,575
Imports percent change from previous month  -2.65   0.49
Exports (millions of dollars) 55,597 56,584
Exports percent change from previous month  -6.61   1.78

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division data, available at: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/statistics.html.