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Goods and Services Deficit Decreased in February 2011
The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $45.8 billion in February from $47.0 billion (revised) in January, as imports decreased more than exports.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $165.1 billion and imports of $210.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $45.8 billion, down from $47.0 billion in January, revised. February exports were $2.4 billion less than January exports of $167.5 billion. February imports were $3.6 billion less than January imports of $214.5 billion.
In February, the goods deficit decreased $1.0 billion from January to $59.3 billion, and the services surplus increased $0.3 billion to $13.6 billion. Exports of goods decreased $2.5 billion to $118.0 billion, and imports of goods decreased $3.4 billion to $177.3 billion. Exports of services were virtually unchanged at $47.2 billion, and imports of services decreased $0.2 billion to $33.6 billion.
The goods and services deficit increased $6.0 billion from February 2010 to February 2011. Exports were up $20.5 billion, or 14.2 percent, and imports were up $26.6 billion, or 14.4 percent.
Posted: April 12, 2011 Tuesday 08:30 AM