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Monday, June 25, 2012

April 2012 International Trade

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Total April exports of $182.9 billion and imports of $233.0 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $50.1 billion, down from $52.6 billion in March. April exports were $1.5 billion less than March exports of $184.4 billion. April imports were $4.1 billion less than March imports of $237.1 billion.
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Paper exports retreated somewhat, falling by 270,000 tons (10.3 percent). Imports also decreased, but by a much narrower margin: -72,000 tons (9.0 percent). Exports were 424,000 tons (15.2 percent) lower than a year earlier while imports were 162,000 tons (18.3 percent) lower.
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Softwood lumber exports ticked lower, by 6 MMBF (4.4 percent), in April and imports fell by 30 MMBF (3.8 percent). Exports were 7 MMBF (4.8 percent) lower than year-earlier levels; imports were 11 MMBF (1.4 percent) lower.

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