Census Bureau: Deficit Increases in April

Cenus BureauFor April, the Nation’s international trade deficit increased $3.2 billion from March. Imports increased more than exports.

  • Imports increased $5.4 billion contributing was $3.0 billion increase in consumer goods and $1.3 billion increase in automotive vehicles, parts, and engines.
  • Exports increased $2.2 billion over March primarily due to record high exports in consumer goods and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines.

To see more about April 2013 Trade Statistics: Census Bureau Blog

Also:

April 2013 this is the first month along with Annual Revision’s for 2012, that have revised trade statistics for the prior three years (2010-2012) in our not seasonally adjusted series.

For more information about this change: NOTICE: Updated Revision Policy

 

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