Trade balance

July 02, 2020 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the third straight month in May. Both exports and imports fell as the coronavirus outbreak continued to take a toll on world commerce. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the goods and services the United States buys and what...
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FILE - This July 8, 2019, file photo, shows cars to be exported at Kawasaki port, near of Tokyo. Japan’s exports sank 28% in May, 2020, while imports dropped 26% as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global trade. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
June 16, 2020 - 10:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports sank 28% in May, while imports dropped 26% as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global trade. The provisional Ministry of Finance data, released Wednesday, showed May was the second straight month Japan recorded a trade deficit. Japan has historically been criticized for...
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Gantry cranes stand idle at APM Terminals in Elizabeth, N.J., Monday, May 11, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns and travel restrictions meant to contain it have hammered the world economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 04, 2020 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in eight months in April as American commerce with other countries was smothered by the coronavirus pandemic. The gap between what the U.S. sells and what it buys abroad jumped to $49.4 billion in April, up 16,7% from $42.3 billion in...
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In this April 20, 2020, photo, policemen wearing face masks inspect a cargo train at a land cargo port on the border between China and Kazakhstan in Horgos in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China's exports rebounded in April to rise 3.5% over a year earlier, but forecasters warned that strength is unlikely to last as the coronavirus pandemic depresses global consumer demand. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 3:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rebounded in April to rise 3.5% over a year earlier, but forecasters warned that strength is unlikely to last as the coronavirus pandemic depresses global consumer demand. Exports to the United States rose 2.2%, while imports of American goods fell 11% in a sign of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019 file photo cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit tumbled in February 2020 to the lowest level since 2016 as exports fell and imports fell more. The politically sensitive gap in the trade of goods with China narrowed in February when the world's No. 2 economy was locked down to combat the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 05, 2020 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in March as the coronavirus outbreak battered America's trade with the world. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys abroad widened 11.6% in March to $44.4 billion from $39.8 billion...
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April 02, 2020 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit tumbled in February to the lowest level since 2016 as exports fell and imports fell more. The politically sensitive gap in the trade of goods with China narrowed in February when the world's No. 2 economy was locked down to combat the coronavirus outbreak....
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In this March 5, 2020 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a mobile crane prepares to move containers at a logistic station of Shenyang East Railway Station in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province. China's exports fell by double digits in January and February as anti-virus controls closed factories, while imports sank by a smaller margin. (Pan Yulong/Xinhua via AP)
March 07, 2020 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports fell by double digits in January and February as anti-virus controls closed factories, while imports sank by a smaller margin. Exports tumbled 17.2% from a year earlier to $292.4 billion, a sharp reverse from December’s 7.8% rise, customs data showed Saturday. Imports...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi prepares for the day's trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2020 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as exports fell but imports fell more. The politically sensitive trade gap with China widened. The Commerce Department said Friday that the divide between what the U.S. sells and what it buys abroad dropped 6.7% in January to $45.3...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, cars wait to be exported at Yokohama port, near Tokyo. Japan's Finance Ministry says the nation recorded a trade deficit for the month of January, as exports continued to decline amid worries about the spread of a new virus that could deaden regional economic growth. The ministry said in a report Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that the trade deficit for last month totaled 1.3 trillion yen, or $12 billion. That marked the third straight month of a trade deficit for the world's third largest economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 18, 2020 - 11:07 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade deficit for the month of January Wednesday, as exports declined amid worries about the spread of a new virus that could deaden regional economic growth. The trade deficit for last month totaled 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion), the Japanese Finance Ministry said in...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, photo, workers watch a container ship arrive at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports including auto parts on Thursday, Feb. 6 in response to American reductions as part of their truce in a trade war. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 2:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — China cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports including soybeans, pork and auto parts Thursday in a trade truce with Washington while Beijing struggles with a costly virus outbreak. The cuts follow last month's signing of a “Phase 1” agreement toward ending a long-running tariff...
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