US trade deficit expands to $47.1 billion in February
The US Census Bureau and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $47.1 billion in February, up $1.2 billion from $45.9 billion in January, revised. February exports were $178.1 billion, $1.8 billion more than January exports. February imports were $225.1 billion, $3.0 billion more than January imports.
The February increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $0.9 billion to $64.7 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of $0.3 billion to $17.7 billion.
Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $10.8 billion, or 13.1 percent, from the same period in 2015. Exports decreased $20.5 billion or 5.5 percent. Imports decreased $9.7 billion or 2.1 percent.
The February figures show surpluses, in billions of dollars, with South and Central America ($2.7), OPEC ($1.9), Saudi Arabia ($1.3), and Brazil ($0.4).
Deficits were recorded, in billions of dollars, with China ($32.1), European Union ($10.6), Japan ($5.4), Germany ($5.2), Mexico ($5.1), South Korea ($2.8), India ($2.4), Italy ($2.4), France ($1.5), Canada ($1.0), and United Kingdom ($0.5).
The deficit with China increased $1.0 billion to $32.1 billion in February. Exports decreased $0.3 billion to $8.4 billion and imports increased $0.8 billion to $40.5 billion.