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The U.S. trade deficit increased by $1.5 billion in March, the U.S.
Canada posted a $953 million trade surplus, more than double analysts' expectations, as imports fell twice as fast as exports, the government reported Tuesday. The March surplus, which many analysts expected to be around $429 million, topped February's slim $225 million surplus, Statistics Canada said. Imports
China's April trade surplus totaled $13.14 billion but the government said Tuesday both exports and imports in April dipped for the sixth straight month. The General Administration of Customs said April exports declined 22.6 percent compared with the same month of last year to $91.94 billion, while April imports shrank 23 percent from year-ago levels to $78.8 billion, Xinhua reported. The report quoted an analyst as blaming the April export performance on the weakening global economic...
Japanese exports plunged in February, falling to 49.4 percent below February 2008, the government said Wednesday. Japan, heavily dependent on exports, saw shipments to the United States fall 58 percent in February.
The U.S. trade deficit in November declined from October's revised estimate, the U.S.
Canadian exports and imports declined in November, both associated with the price of crude petroleum products, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. Imports were down 4.8 percent to $38 billion, with volume down 2.3 percent, StatsCan said. Exports slid for the fourth month in a row, dropping 6.8 percent to $39.2 billion ...
Japan, hit by slowing overseas demand for its products, had a trade deficit of 223.4 billion yen ($2.48 billion) in November, the government said Monday. The finance ministry said November exports, hurt also by a rising yen, showed the steepest decline on a year-to-year basis, the fourth month this year when the country posted a deficit, the longest such streak since 1980. November's global exports totaled 5,326.6 billion yen ($59.3 billion), down 26.7 percent from the same month of last...
Japan's falling exports and rising imports together produced a trade deficit of 63.9 billion yen, or $668.5 million, for October, the government said Thursday. It was the first October in 28 years when the country, whose economy is the second largest in the world after the United States, saw its trade balance fall into the red, the Finance Ministry said.
Japan's September trade surplus fell 94.1 percent from the same month of last year to 95.1 billion yen or $974 million, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.
The U.S. trade deficit declined slightly in August, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday. Exports in August totaled $164.7 billion, while imports totaled $223.9 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $59.1 billion, down from July's revised figure of $61.3 billion, the bureau said.