LONGVIEW - The February 2013 international trade deficit decreased 3.4 percent from January 2013, to $43.0 billion. Exports rose 0.8 percent, to $186.0 billion, and imports were virtually unchanged, at $228.9 billion.
In the context of a global economy, individual investors and business leaders rely on Economic Indicators as pertinent information concerning the financial condition of the United States to make decisions on high priority issues. U.S. Trade Balance is a monthly report, with revisions, released by the Economics & Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, from data co-gathered by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis of the difference between the dollar value of exports and imports. Foreign trade is an important component of aggregate economic activity, representing a significant portion of gross domestic product.
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