Trade balance

In this July 8, 2019, photo, Subaru cars are parked to wait for export at Kawasaki port, near Tokyo. The data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday show Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 17, 2019 - 11:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by trade disputes between China and the U.S., the Finance Ministry reported Thursday. The data released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday show exports fell 6.8% in June from a year earlier, the seventh straight month of...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, July 3, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for May. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 03, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in May as the politically sensitive imbalances with China and Mexico widened. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. sells and what it buys from foreign countries rose 8.4% to $55...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, cargo containers are staged near cranes at the Port of Tacoma, in Tacoma, Wash. On Thursday, June 6, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for April. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 06, 2019 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April, but the politically sensitive deficit with China moved higher. The Commerce Department says the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.1% to $50.8 billion in April from March. Exports fell 2.2% to $...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 7:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...
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Cruise ships are seen on the river Main during sun set in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 10, 2019 - 3:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports rose unexpectedly in March, outpacing import growth and widening the trade surplus for Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that exports rose 1.5% in March over February to 112.7 billion euros ($126.5 billion), where economists had...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. The U.S. economy shook off fears of a sharp slowdown in the first quarter of the year and grew at a solid pace, suggesting the nearly decade-long expansion still has a ways to go. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market — driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record high Friday. The latest dose of encouragement came in...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a Chinese ship carrying giant cranes approaches the pier at Virginia International GatewayTerminal in Portsmouth, Va. On Wednesday, March 27, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for January. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 27, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit tumbled nearly 15 percent in January as imports fell and exports rose. Shipments of American goods to China skidded to the lowest level in more than eight years as the world's two biggest economies remained locked in a trade war. The Commerce Department said...
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March 06, 2019 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The Commerce Department says the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys from other countries rose to $59.8...
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A woman carries a paper bag containing goods purchased from American brand Abercrombie & Fitch walks past an Apple store at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. American companies in China increasingly worry U.S.-Chinese relations will deteriorate and are "hedging their bets" by delaying investment or moving operations, a business group reported Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 26, 2019 - 3:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — American companies want negotiations with Beijing to win them better access to its state-dominated economy, not just a smaller Chinese trade surplus, with Washington's punitive tariffs kept in place while talks proceed, a business group said Tuesday. Companies that responded to a...
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