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Trade Deficit Increased to $89.7 Billion in January


by Calculated Risk on 3/08/2022 08:42:00 AM

From the Department of Commerce reported:

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today
that the goods and services deficit was $89.7 billion in January, up $7.7 billion from $82.0 billion in
December, revised.

January exports were $224.4 billion, $3.9 billion less than December exports. January imports were $314.1
billion, $3.8 billion more than December imports.

emphasis added

Click on graph for larger image.

Exports decreased and imports increased in January.

Exports are up 15% compared to January 2021; imports are up 21% year-over-year.

Both imports and exports decreased sharply due to COVID-19, and have now bounced back (imports more than exports),

The second graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum.

The blue line is the total deficit, and the black line is the petroleum deficit, and the red line is the trade deficit ex-petroleum products.

Note that net, imports and exports of petroleum products are close to zero.

The trade deficit with China increased to $36.4 billion in January, from $26.3 billion in January 2021.

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