The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported:
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today
that the goods and services deficit was $61.5 billion in September, up $2.9 billion from $58.7 billion in
September exports were $261.1 billion, $5.7 billion more than August exports. September imports were
$322.7 billion, $8.6 billion more than August imports
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Both exports and imports increased in September.
Exports are up slightly year-over-year; imports are down 3% year-over-year.
The second graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum.
Note that net, exports of petroleum products are positive.
The trade deficit with China decreased to $28.3 billion from $37.4 billion a year ago.