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International Trade in Goods  
Released On 3/28/2017 8:30:00 AM For Feb, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Balance$-69.2 B$-66.5 B$-67.5 B to $-65.0 B
Exports % change-0.3 %
Imports % change2.3 %

Recent History Of This Indicator
Strong imports of consumer goods and vehicles more than offset export strength in industrial supplies to set back the trade balance in January. Forecasters see the nation's trade gap in goods narrowing in February to $66.5 billion from January's oversized $69.7 billion. Goods exports have been improving, starting 2016 at about $120 billion per month and moving up to about $125 billion by year's end. But imports of goods also trended higher, moving from $180 billion to $190 billion.

Definition
The Census Bureau is now publishing an advance report on U.S. international trade in goods. The Bureau of Economic Analysis will incorporate these data into its estimates of exports and imports for the advance GDP estimates. This is expected to reduce the size of revisions to GDP growth in the second estimates.  Why Investors Care
 

2017 Release Schedule
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