For October, the Census Bureau reported the trade deficit widened by 2.5 percentage points, with exports down 1.0% and imports up 1.5%.

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From a year ago, exports are up 5.5% and imports are up 7.1%.

In US dollar terms, the October deficit is $68.3 billion, up from $64.1 billion in September, an increase of 6.5%.


These numbers will subtract a couple ticks from fourth-quarter GDP estimates. They will also have Trump howling about trade deficits.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Trade Deficit Widens, Exports Flat, Imports Rise: Trump Will Howl

For October, exports were down less than $0.1 billion while imports rose $3.8 billion.

Trade Gap Widens More Than Expected: Expect More Trump Howls

Economists expected the trade gap to increase, but the results were even worse, with falling exports the main culprit.

Trade Deficit Widens as Imports Rise More Than Exports

The international trade deficit was $69.7 billion in November, up $1.6 billion from $68.1 billion in October.

Collapse in Trade: Exports Down 2.7%, Imports Down 2.2%

The trade deficit in goods shrank a bit but the real story is a sharp slowdown in trade.

Trade Deficit Widens Again: Expect More Trump Howls

Trump is sure to howl over this month's trade report. The trade deficit rose again.

Trade Deficit Jumps 9.5% to 5-Month High: Exports Down, Imports Up

Trump will howl over the latest trade report. The deficit widened 9.5% to a 5-month high. China and the EU led the way.

Visualizing U.S. Exports & Imports

This is a guest post by Yuka Kato at HowMuch. The post covers imports, exports and trade imbalances between the US and the rest of the world.

Import and Export Prices Plunge

Economists underestimated the magnitude of a decline in import prices and missed the boat entirely on export prices.

Agricultural Exports Plunge, Trump Accuses China of Meddling in US Elections

The census dept reports the trade deficit widened by 5.3% with ag exports down 9.5%. Trump was already annoyed.