Trade balance

A worker waits to transport containers at the container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. China's exports rose 0.5% in 2019 despite a tariff war with Washington after growth rebounded in December on stronger demand from other markets. (Chinatopix Via AP)
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January 15, 2020 - 2:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator, Liu He, are scheduled to sign a modest trade agreement in which the administration will ease some...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that the U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in more than three years as U.S. exports rose while imports declined, putting the country on track to see the first annual decline in the trade deficit in six years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 07, 2020 - 6:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in more than three years as U.S. exports rose while imports declined, putting the country on track to see the first annual decline in the trade deficit in six years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the gap...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo a shipping container is lifted off the back of a truck as others wait in line to have their cargo unloaded at a terminal on Harbor Island in Seattle. On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for October. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2019 - 6:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as imports fell faster than exports. The politically sensitive trade gap with China dropped. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between what America sells and what it buys abroad dropped 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October...
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This Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, photo shows cargo cranes at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for September. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 05, 2019 - 7:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September to the lowest level in five months as imports dropped more sharply than exports and America ran a rare surplus in petroleum. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the September gap between what America buys from abroad and what it sells...
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In this July 8, 2019, photo, cars for export are parked at Kawasaki port, near of Tokyo. Japan has logged a third straight month of a trade deficit in September, according to the latest government data, as trade tensions between China and the U.S. crimped exports. Japan’s Finance Ministry reported Monday, Oct. 21, the nation’s trade deficit in September totaled 122.98 billion yen ($1.13 billion). (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 21, 2019 - 2:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September as trade tensions between the U.S. and China hit demand for machinery and other manufacturing mainstays, the government said Monday. The Finance Ministry said the trade deficit in September totaled $1.1 billion, a third...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's trade with the United States fell sharply in August as a tariff war that threatens global economic growth worsened. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 08, 2019 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 04, 2019 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.7% to $54 billion in...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Friday, Aug. 2, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for June.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 02, 2019 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrunk slightly in June, as did the politically sensitive trade deficit with China, the principal target of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Friday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells...
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In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019 photo, the container ship Seaboard Atlantic is shown docked at PortMiami in Miami. The government says the U.S. economy grew more slowly in 2018 than it previously estimated, downgrading its estimate from 3% to 2.5%. President Donald Trump had frequently boasted of the 3% growth figure as evidence that his policies invigorated the economy. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 26, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending. The gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, grew at a 2.1% annual rate last quarter, down from a 3.1% gain in the first quarter, the Commerce...
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July 17, 2019 - 7:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by global trade wars. The data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday show Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. The ministry also reported that the trade...
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