US advance goods trade balance for April $-85.2 billion versus $-92.0 billion estimate

US advanced goods trade balance for April 2021

  • Advance goods trade balance $-85.2 billion versus $-92.0 billion estimate
  • deficit is down -7.3%
  • prior report . Prior month was revised to -$92 billion deficit versus $-90.6 billion initially reported (last month was a record deficit)
  • exports $144.7 billion versus $143.029 billion in March.
  • imports $229.9 billion versus $235.1 billion last month. 
  • exports rose 1.2%. 
  • Imports felt -2.2%

The lower deficit is a positive for GDP, but still remains elevated

US goods trade

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