Exports from the US rose USD 1.4 billion from the previous month to USD 208.6 billion in November 2019, mainly boosted by a USD 0.6 billion increase in shipments of capital goods, in particular drilling and oilfield equipment and civilian aircraft, and a USD 0.5 billion advance in consumer goods sales, such as jewelry and gem diamonds. In addition, purchases of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were up USD 0.4 billion, as well as exports of services. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods exports to China jumped 13.7 percent and those to Brazil climbed 5.5 percent. Still, exports were down to other main trade partners: the EU (-6.4 percent); Japan (-7.6 percent); Mexico (-6.2 percent); and Canada (-6.0 percent). Exports in the United States averaged 57366.49 USD Million from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 213341 USD Million in May of 2018 and a record low of 772 USD Million in March of 1950. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Exports in the United States is expected to be 210000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in the United States to stand at 206000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Exports is projected to trend around 216000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
208630.00 207266.00 213341.00 772.00 1950 - 2019 USD Million Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Aug $207.9B $207.4B $207.7B
2019-11-05 01:30 PM Sep $206B $207.8B $205.6B
2019-12-05 01:30 PM Oct $207B $208B $205.1B
2020-01-07 01:30 PM Nov $209B $207B $208.1B
2020-02-05 01:30 PM Dec $209B $205B

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US Exports Fall to 6-Month Low
Exports from the US fell USD 0.4 billion from the previous month to USD 207.1 billion in October 2019, the lowest since April. Goods exports decreased USD 0.8 billion to USD 136.1 billion led by a decline in consumer goods sales (down USD 0.7 billion) such as pharmaceutical preparations and gem diamonds. Also, civilian aircraft engines exports dropped USD 0.6 billion and motor vehicle sales were USD 0.3 billion lower. Still, oil exports increased, with the petroleum surplus the highest on record. Exports of services grew USD 0.3 billion to USD 71.1 billion in October. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods exports advanced to all main partners: China (3.3 percent); Mexico (8.1 percent); Canada (3.6 percent); Japan (12.3 percent); the EU (8.6 percent); and Brazil (8.5 percent).

US Exports Fall 0.9% in September
Exports from the US fell USD 1.8 billion from the previous month to USD 206.0 billion in September 2019. Goods exports decreased USD 1.8 billion to USD 136.8 billion, led by USD 1 billion drop in exports of soybeans. Sales of automotive vehicles, parts, and engines also decreased USD 1 billion, while civilian aircraft exports increased USD 0.8 billion. Exports of services, particularly travel, were down USD 0.1 billion to USD 69.2 billion in September. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods exports declined to all main partners: China (-8.8 percent), Mexico (-6.5 percent), Canada (-3.6 percent), Japan (-6.9 percent), the EU (-0.7 percent) and Brazil (-5.7 percent).

US Exports Grow Just 0.2% in August
Exports from the US rose USD 0.5 billion from the previous month to USD 207.9 billion in August. Goods exports increased USD 0.4 billion to USD 138.6 billion, lifted by exports of industrial supplies and materials (up USD 1.5 billion) such as fuel oil and nonmonetary gold; and foods, feeds, and beverages (up USD 0.5 billion) on the back of soybeans. But capital goods exports fell USD 1.4 billion, with aircraft shipments declining USD 1.3 billion. Exports of services, including financial services and other business services, edged up USD 0.1 billion to USD 69.3 billion in August. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods exports increased to China (8.0 percent), Canada (8.0 percent), the EU (8.2 percent) and Brazil (4.2 percent), but fell to Japan (-5.6 percent) and Mexico (-0.2 percent).

US Exports Rise 0.6% MoM in July
Exports of goods and services from the US increased 0.6 percent, or USD 1.2 billion, from the previous month to USD 207.4 billion in July of 2019. Goods exports increased USD 1.2 billion to USD 138.2 billion, boosted by sales of pharmaceutical preparations (up USD 1.2 billion); capital goods (up USD 0.8 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 0.6 billion). On the other hand, exports of services decreased USD 0.1 billion to USD 69.2 billion, namely transport (down USD 0.1 billion) and charges for the use of intellectual property (down USD 0.1 billion) while other business services, which includes research and development services; professional and management services; and technical, trade-related, and other services, increased USD 0.1 billion. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods exports increased to Mexico (7.1 percent) and Japan (5.9 percent), but fell to China (-3.3 percent), the EU (-5.7 percent), Canada (-6.1 percent), and Brazil (-7.9 percent).

US Exports Slump 2.1% in June
Exports from the US dropped USD 4.4 billion from the previous month to USD 206.3 billion in June 2019. Goods exports declined USD 3.9 billion to USD 137.1 billion, due to lower sales of consumer goods (down USD 1.9 billion) such as gem diamonds, pharmaceutical preparations, and jewelry; capital goods (down USD 1.2 billion), including computer accessories, other industrial machinery, and telecommunications equipment; and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (down USD 0.5 billion) on the back of passenger cars. Exports of services, including travel and transport, decreased USD 0.5 billion to USD 69.2 billion in June. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, goods exports fell to China (-0.4 percent), Mexico (-8.0 percent), Japan (-6.6 percent), the EU (-3.3 percent), and Canada (-5.1 percent).

US Exports Rise 2% MoM in May
Exports from the US increased USD 4.2 billion from a month earlier, or 2.0 percent to USD 210.6 billion in May of 2019. Goods exports rose USD 3.9 billion to USD 140.8 billion, mainly due to capital goods (up USD 1.4 billion), namely civilian aircraft and telecommunications equipment; consumer goods (up USD 0.8 billion), particularly gem diamonds, jewelry and pharmaceutical preparations; soybeans (up USD 0.7 billion); other goods (up USD 0.6 billion) and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines (up USD 0.6 billion). Exports of services increased USD 0.3 billion to USD 69.8 billion, of which maintenance and repair services, travel (for all purposes including education) and transport all up USD 0.1 billion.

United States Exports
The United States is the world's third biggest exporter, yet exports account only for 13 percent of GDP. Main exports are: capital goods (22 percent of total exports) and industrial supplies (22 percent). Others include: consumer goods (8 percent) and petroleum (7 percent). In 2018, exports of petroleum reached a record high of USD 172.4 billion. In 2018, main exports partners were: Canada (18 percent of total exports), Mexico (16 percent), China (7 percent), Japan (4.5 percent), the United Kingdom (4 percent) and Germany (3.5 percent).

United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -43086.00 -46939.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124094.00 -125210.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 251716.00 254205.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 208630.00 207266.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 20421273.00 20263768.00 20421273.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.33 106.25 168.28 91.82 points [+]
Capital Flows 73136.00 -62034.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 50582.00 51113.00 55831.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 22871.00 31484.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 12655.00 12463.00 12655.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.69 6.07 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 20901.00 20837.00 21793.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6712574.00 8115682.00 8418370.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 USD Million [+]
Goods Trade Balance -62988.00 -66693.00 1492.20 -79790.00 USD Million [+]

United States Exports by Country Last Previous
European Union 28238.23 30152.66 USD Million Nov/19
Canada 23746.26 25199.50 USD Million Nov/19
Mexico 20906.41 22295.93 USD Million Nov/19
China 10103.27 8886.40 USD Million Nov/19
United Kingdom 6375.88 6056.74 USD Million Nov/19
Japan 6002.41 6493.47 USD Million Nov/19
Germany 4770.77 5423.64 USD Million Nov/19
South Korea 4710.98 4676.26 USD Million Nov/19
Netherlands 4255.23 4699.82 USD Million Nov/19
Brazil 4037.06 3824.77 USD Million Nov/19
France 2991.01 3560.22 USD Million Nov/19
Belgium 2883.96 3090.17 USD Million Nov/19
Taiwan 2789.76 2919.01 USD Million Nov/19
India 2726.98 2626.70 USD Million Nov/19
Singapore 2628.46 2710.36 USD Million Nov/19
Hong Kong 2334.74 2338.18 USD Million Nov/19
Australia 2201.33 2618.27 USD Million Nov/19
Italy 1988.31 2075.63 USD Million Nov/19
United Arab Emirates 1829.61 1689.19 USD Million Nov/19
Switzerland 1648.35 1276.94 USD Million Nov/19
United States Exports by Category Last Previous
Goods & Services 207816.00 208003.00 USD Million Nov/19
Goods On A Balance of Payments Basis 137946.00 142908.00 USD Million Nov/19
Total Nonagriculture 124998.53 124202.05 USD Million Nov/19
Non Petroleum 121506.00 119960.00 USD Million Nov/19
Manufactured Goods 92774.00 96451.00 USD Million Nov/19
NAICS - Manufacturing 92774.00 96451.20 USD Million Nov/19
Industrial Supps (incl Petrol Prd) 54096.00 54419.00 USD Million Nov/19
Capital Goods, Except Automotive 45325.00 44718.00 USD Million Nov/19
Capital Goods 45324.90 44715.31 USD Million Nov/19
Industrial Supplies 43368.00 45343.00 USD Million Nov/19
Nonelectrical Machinery 30177.05 29623.43 USD Million Nov/19
Advanced Technology Prd 29637.00 31754.00 USD Million Nov/19
NAICS - Goods Returned Or Reimported 21060.00 21608.30 USD Million Nov/19
NAICS - Transportation Equipment 20764.90 21266.30 USD Million Nov/19
Fuels & Lubricants 17777.28 18054.51 USD Million Nov/19
Consumer Goods 17208.00 17836.00 USD Million Nov/19
NAICS - Chemicals 15667.00 16754.90 USD Million Nov/19
Petroleum & Products 15065.40 15500.21 USD Million Nov/19
Autos and Parts 13683.00 13712.00 USD Million Nov/19
Automotive 13399.43 12965.83 USD Million Nov/19

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