Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Macroeconomics  |  October 11, 2012 15:57:34

U.S. - trade deficit widened in August due to lower exports and fulfill market expectations

The U.S. trade balance showed a deficit in August, which rose by 4.1% mom to 44.2 mld.USD. Market estimated deficit for about 44 mld.USD the overall estimates range from 41 to 47.5 mld.USD.

Exports from the U.S. in August decreased by 1% to 181.3 mld.USD when they showed negative influence decline in growth momentum in Asia and deepening slowdown in Europe contributed to the overall reduction in demand for U.S. goods.
U.S. imports fell by 0.1% to 225.5 mld.USD, which was the lowest since February this year. Decreased mainly imported cars, clothing and aircraft.

After adjustment for inflation, the deficit grew from July 457 to 48.4 mld.USD. Average for 3Q reaching a level of 47.7 mld.USD compared to 46.9 billion for 2Q.

Prices of oil imports in September rose by 4.4%. The total volume of imported oil is not changed only minimally and reached 25.8 mld.USD. Increase in the average price of 93.83 to $ 94.36 per barrel was offset by lower volume of imported quantities.
Prices of imports excluding petroleum rose by 0.2%, the first increase since April.
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