VALUE OF U.S. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

VALUE OF U.S. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

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

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

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 recently.

U.S. International Trade In Goods    Jun-01       Jul-01   
Imports (millions of dollars) 96,518 94,200
Imports percent change from previous month  -0.80  -2.40
Exports (millions of dollars) 60,822 58,800
Exports percent change from previous month  -3.22  -3.32

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.