America's Trade Deficit Decreases

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its monthly report on U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services on July 11th.  As of May, America is running a $48.7 billion trade deficit.  The trade deficit was revised downward from its previous estimate of $50.1 billion in April.  Exports of goods and services rose $0.4 billion during May – due mostly to an increase in the exports of services – and imports decreased by $1.6 billion.  While the imports of goods decreased, imports of services actually increased.  America’s goods deficit with China contributes greatly to the overall trade deficit, and in the month of May, the goods deficit with the nation of over 1.3 billion increased $1.4 billion to $26.0 billion total.
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