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“The goods and services deficit was $43.1 billion in May, down $3.0 billion from $46.1 billion in April, revised,” the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis jointly announced today.

  • May exports were $215.3 billion, $4.1 billion more than April exports. May imports were $258.4 billion, $1.1 billion more than April imports.
  • The May decrease in the goods and services deficit reflected a decrease in the goods deficit of $2.6 billion to $65.8 billion and an increase in the services surplus of $0.5 billion to $22.7 billion.
  • Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $17.9 billion, or 7.9 percent, from the same period in 2017.
  • Exports increased $84.5 billion or 8.8 percent. Imports increased $102.4 billion or 8.6 percent.