Trade Deficit Increased to $89.7 Billion in January
by Calculated Risk on 3/08/2022 08:42:00 AM
From the Department of Commerce reported:
that the goods and services deficit was $89.7 billion in January, up $7.7 billion from $82.0 billion in
January exports were $224.4 billion, $3.9 billion less than December exports. January imports were $314.1
billion, $3.8 billion more than December imports.
Exports decreased and imports increased in January.
Exports are up 15% compared to January 2021; imports are up 21% year-over-year.
The second graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum.
Note that net, imports and exports of petroleum products are close to zero.
The trade deficit with China increased to $36.4 billion in January, from $26.3 billion in January 2021.