U.S. Exports Rose in April, Imports Fell

Washington, DC, June 6, 2018-April exports were $211.2 billion, $0.6 billion more than March exports, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced. April imports were $257.4 billion, $0.4 billion less than March imports.

The April decrease in the goods and services deficit reflected a decrease in the goods deficit of $1.0 billion to $68.3 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of less than $0.1 billion to $22.1 billion.

Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $20.8 billion, or 11.5%, from the same period in 2017. Exports increased $62.0 billion or 8.1%. Imports increased $82.8 billion or 8.7%.