January 2008
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2008, p11
Reference Entry
An almanac entry for the state of trade in the U.S. is presented. The U.S. trade surplus in 1975 was $9.1 billion. By 2006 the trade balance had fallen to -$817.3 billion, the largest deficit to date. While the U.S. made $1 trillion in exports, it spent $1.9 trillion on imports. In 2006, vehicles were one of the largest categories of U.S. exports, valued at $83.5 billion, yet the U.S. imported far more vehicles from other countries-valued at nearly $212 billion.


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