Trade balance

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, the container ship Hansa Augsburg is shown docked at PortMiami in Miami. On Friday, Oct. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for August. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 04, 2019 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in August for the first time in three months as exports increased but imports increased more. The politically sensitive gap with China in the trade of goods narrowed. The Commerce Department said Friday that the gap between what the United buys and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's trade with the United States fell sharply in August as a tariff war that threatens global economic growth worsened. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 07, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling sharply as the two sides prepare for more negotiations with no sign of progress toward ending a worsening tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of U.S. goods fell 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 04, 2019 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.7% to $54 billion in...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Friday, Aug. 2, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for June.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 02, 2019 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrunk slightly in June, as did the politically sensitive trade deficit with China, the principal target of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Friday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells...
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July 17, 2019 - 7:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by global trade wars. The data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday show Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. The ministry also reported that the trade...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, July 3, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for May. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 03, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in May as the politically sensitive imbalances with China and Mexico widened. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. sells and what it buys from foreign countries rose 8.4% to $55...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, cargo containers are staged near cranes at the Port of Tacoma, in Tacoma, Wash. On Thursday, June 6, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for April. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 06, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April, but the politically sensitive deficit with China moved higher. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and those it sells abroad fell 2.1% to $50.8 billion in April from March. Exports...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, in Washington. While in Japan, Trump can point to Tokyo’s streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 24, 2019 - 7:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus,...
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Cruise ships are seen on the river Main during sun set in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 10, 2019 - 1:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports rose unexpectedly in March, outpacing import growth and widening the trade surplus for Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that exports rose 1.5% in March over February to 112.7 billion euros ($126.5 billion), where economists had...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. The U.S. economy shook off fears of a sharp slowdown in the first quarter of the year and grew at a solid pace, suggesting the nearly decade-long expansion still has a ways to go. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 26, 2019 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market — driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record high Friday. The latest dose of encouragement came in...
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