The trade deficit increased to 43.5 billion dollars in September

The deficit in trade in goods and services in the country increased to 43.5 billion dollars in September, 700 million dollars more than the previous month, reported today the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

According to official figures, this increase was due to a higher increase in imports, although exports of industrial supplies and materials reached 38.4 billion dollars, the highest level since December 2014.
The figure of the deficit in August was also revised upward and stood at 42,800 million dollars.

In September, exports reached 196,800 million dollars, 2,100 million more than in August, while imports stood at 240,300 million dollars, 2,800 million more than in the previous month.

The figures for September also reflect an increase of 600 million dollars in the deficit in trade in goods abroad, which reached 65,400 million, as well as a reduction in the surplus that traditionally has the exchange of services, which fell to 21,900 million ( 200 million less).

So far this year, the trade deficit in goods and services has increased 34.5 billion dollars in relation to the same period of 2016, equivalent to 9.3%.

This is due to increases in both imports, which increased by 93,000 million dollars, equivalent to 5.6%, and exports, which rose 127.5 billion dollars or 6.3% over the previous year.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

They declare universal heir to Juan Gabriel’s eldest son and close demands

 Miami, - Lawyers representing Iván Aguilera, Juan Gabriel's eldest son, announced Wednesday that, "with the exception of a couple of proceedings," they close all...

They ask for laws that prohibit detention centers for immigrants in Illinois

 Chicago, Democratic state activists and legislators claimed laws against the governor of Illinois on Wednesday banning the construction of private centers in the state...

Abinader and Pompeo underscore the need for a “peaceful transition” in Venezuela

The new president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, and the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, have ratified the "shared...

82-year-old Florida man kills his wife and then takes his own life

An 82-year-old man shot and killed his wife of 79 in his home in the city of Polk (central Florida) and, after informing relatives...

The African Union demands the release of the President of Mali and the start of a dialogue process

The current Presidency of the African Union has requested the release of the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, and has demanded the opening...