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U.S. consumer goods and vehicle exports hit a record in January
Some of the increase reflects growing economies in other countries. And it's welcome news for U.S. factories, one economist says.
A strong dollar is hurting exports, helping imports and expanding the trade deficit
The dollar's strong because the Federal Reserve's been raising interest rates.
New trade data shows weakening demand
Imports fell more than exports.
U.S. trade deficit shrinks as exports rise
The deficit shrank 6% in June on record exports. Sending liquefied natural gas to Europe played a part in that.
The trade deficit was partly to blame for the hit to GDP. But there's a silver lining.
Global turmoil put a cap on U.S. exports, while the easing of supply chain snags allowed Americans to import more.
August's trade gap was the biggest in 14 years. That's probably good news
It's a sign that Americans have money to spend on consumer goods and businesses are importing parts for things they'll sell to consumers.
The falling trade deficit can mean a lot of things
U.S. consumers could be buying more American products. Or just buying less of everything.
Trade gap in goods sinks for third consecutive month
The causes? The trade war and a slowing global economy.
Trade deficit narrows as trade tensions continue to bite
Tariffs on foreign-made imports to the U.S., and retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports, are dragging down exports and imports.
Trade deficit widens in March
The overall deficit getting bigger isn't necessarily a bad thing, said Dan Ikenson, director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.