Data Round-Up: U.S. Exports Continue Trending Up, Trade a Solid Positive for 18Q2

posted by Michael Lewis on June 06, 2018

Found in US, categorized in Growth Outlook and Business Cycle

Tags: exports productivity international trade

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In April, U.S. exports continued to firm, while imports ticked down. The trade balance improved to -$46.2B, noticeably better than the 18Q1 average. In real terms, the April goods balance improved by +$5B vs. 18Q1.


FMI’s analyses of this morning’s April International Trade report and revised 18Q1 Productivity & Labor Costs results, as well as a review of Vehicle Sales and Production.

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