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Annual Trade Highlights

2005 Highlights

This page shows the Balance, Exports and Imports for the current month and prior month, along with the percent change and dollar change between the two. The last column of the table shows the last time the percent change (or dollar change) was larger. Some interesting facts about this month's International Trade in Goods and Services report can be found at the bottom of the page.

Goods and Services on a Balance of Payments (BOP) Basis, seasonally adjusted - series began with January 1992 statistics

All Values in billions of dollars

Percent Change from Prior Year

  2005 (Billions of $) 2004 (Billions of $) Percent Change from Prior Year Last time the Increase/Decrease in Percent Change was larger/When it Occurred
Goods and Services
Balance -$725.8 -$617.6 -17.5% -24.8% from 2003 to 2004
Exports $1,271.1 $1,151.4 10.4% 12.6% from 2003 to 2004
Imports $1,996.9 $1,769.0 12.9% 16.6% from 2003 to 2004
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$782.1 -$665.4 -17.5% -21.6% from 2003 to 2004
Exports $892.5 $807.5 10.5% 13.2% from 2003 to 2004
Imports $1,674.6 $1,472.9 13.7% 16.8% from 2003 to 2004

 

Dollar Change From Prior Year

  2005 (Billions of $) 2004 (Billions of $) Dollar Change From Prior Year Last time the Increase/Decrease in Dollar Change was larger/When it Occurred
Goods and Services
Balance -$725.8 -$617.6 -$108.2 -$122.8 from 2003 to 2004
Exports $1,271.1 $1,151.4 $119.7 $128.9 from 2003 to 2004
Imports $1,996.9 $1,769.0 $227.8 $251.7 from 2003 to 2004
Goods (BOP Basis)
Balance -$782.1 -$665.4 -$116.7 -$118.1 from 2003 to 2004
Exports $892.5 $807.5 $85.0 $94.1 from 2003 to 2004
Imports $1,674.6 $1,472.9 $201.7 $212.2 from 2003 to 2004

  • The 2005 deficit in goods and services ($725.8 billion) and the 2005 deficit in goods ($782.1 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 exports of goods and services ($1,271.1 billion) and 2005 exports of goods ($892.5 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 imports of goods and services ($1,996.9 billion) and 2005 imports of goods ($1,674.6 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 exports of services ($378.6 billion) and 2005 imports of services ($322.2 billion) were records.

Goods on a Census Basis (seasonally adjusted)

Deficit

  • The 2005 deficit of $766.8 billion was a record.
  • The 2005 petroleum deficit ($229.2 billion) and non-petroleum deficit ($537.6 billion) were records.

Exports

  • Exports in 2005 of $904.3 billion were a record.
  • The 2005 exports of foods, feeds, and beverages ($58.8 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($231.8 billion); capital goods ($361.9 billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($97.8 billion); and consumer goods ($115.5 billion) were records.

Imports

  • Imports in 2005 of $1,671.1 billion were a record.
  • The 2005 imports of food, feeds, and beverages ($68.1 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($520.8 billion); capital goods ($379.6 billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($240.0 billion); and consumer goods ($407.0 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 imports of petroleum ($251.6 billion) and non-petroleum ($1,419.5 billion) were records. See exhibit 9.

Country and other highlights (Census Basis, not seasonally adjusted)

  • The 2005 deficit with Canada ($76.5 billion), exports to Canada ($211.3 billion), and imports from Canada ($287.9 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 deficit with Mexico ($50.1 billion), exports to Mexico ($120.0 billion) and imports from Mexico ($170.2 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 deficit with the European Union ($122.4 billion), exports to the European Union ($186.3 billion), and imports from the European Union ($308.8 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 deficit with China ($201.6 billion), exports to China ($41.8 billion), and imports from China ($243.5 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 deficit with Japan ($82.7 billion) was a record and 2005 imports from Japan ($138.1 billion) were the highest since 2000 ($146.5 billion).
  • The 2005 deficit with South/Central America ($50.7 billion), exports to South/Central America ($72.2 billion), and imports from South/Central America ($122.8 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 deficit with OPEC ($92.7 billion), exports to OPEC ($32.0 billion) and imports from OPEC ($124.8 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 deficit in advanced technology products ($44.4 billion) and imports of advanced technology products ($260.0 billion) were records.
  • The 2005 exports in advanced technology products ($215.6 billion) were the second highest on record. The record occurred in 2000 ($227.4 billion).
  • The 2005 import average price per barrel of crude oil ($46.78) was a record. See exhibit 17.
  • The 2005 import value of crude petroleum ($175.6 billion) was a record. See exhibit 17.
  • The 2005 surplus in agricultural products ($5.5 billion) decreased $5.2 billion from the 2004 surplus in agricultural products of $9.1 billion.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Location: MAIN: STATISTICS:TRADE HIGHLIGHTS
Created: 10 February 2006
Last modified: 10 February 2006 at 08:39:04 AM


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