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2009-05-12 10:23:00

The U.S. trade deficit increased by $1.5 billion in March, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Tuesday. Exports during the month totaled $123.6 billion, while imports reached $151.2 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $27.6 billion, an increase over February's revised figure of $26.2 billion, the bureau said. Economists expected the deficit to rise to more than $28 billion. Coming in under expectations, the deficit, although growing, could give markets a boost as investors were...

2009-05-12 09:45:49

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 fell 4.4 percent to $26.9 billion as most sectors fell, led by energy, down 18.4 percent to $2 billion, the lowest level since October 2004, the agency said. Exports were down 1.8...

2009-05-12 06:45:37

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...

2009-03-25 11:06:32

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. Shipments to Europe plunged 54 percent, CNNMoney.com reported. The drop in exports is expected to contribute to an economic contraction in the world's second largest economy of 5.8 percent in 2009, the report said.

2009-01-13 10:14:53

The U.S. trade deficit in November declined from October's revised estimate, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said Tuesday. November's exports of $142.8 billion and imports of $183.2 billion created a $40.4 billion trade gap, while revised figures for October put that month's gap at $56.7 billion, the Bureau said. September's trade gap was $56.6 billion. The goods deficit decreased $16.6 billion in November to $52.4 billion, while the surplus in services shrank 0.4 billion to $12...

2009-01-13 08:37:11

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 ... the lowest total for exports since January 2008, the report said, adding export volume decreased 1.8 percent. However, excluding energy products, exports declined 2.7 percent...

2008-12-21 23:51:49

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...

2008-11-19 23:28:46

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 already is in a recession. Total October exports fell 7.7 percent to 6,926.1 billion yen, or $72.46 billion, while October imports...

2008-10-23 03:00:37

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 September numbers, helped by growing exports to Russia and the Middle East, were, however, an improvement over August when the trade balance turned into red, the ministry said. Total September exports rose 1.5 percent to 7,367.8 billion yen or $75.47 billion, Kyodo news reported. However, September imports grew 28.8 percent for the...

2008-10-10 12:10:00

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. The goods deficit decreased by $3.2 billion to $70.9 billion as exports decreased $3.2 billion and imports were down by $6.4 billion for the month. Exports of services also declined, down $0.2...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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