U.S. DEFICIT $43.7 BLN
BEA - The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.7 billion in July, up $0.1 billion from $43.5 billion in June, revised. July exports were $194.4 billion, $0.6 billion less than June exports. July imports were $238.1 billion, $0.4 billion less than June imports.
The July increase in the goods and services deficit reflected a decrease in the goods deficit of less than $0.1 billion to $65.3 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of $0.2 billion to $21.6 billion.
Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $27.9 billion, or 9.6 percent, from the same period in 2016. Exports increased $76.8 billion or 6.0 percent. Imports increased $104.8 billion or 6.7 percent.
The average goods and services deficit decreased $1.2 billion to $44.5 billion for the three months ending in July.
- Average exports of goods and services increased $0.9 billion to $193.9 billion in July.
- Average imports of goods and services decreased $0.3 billion to $238.4 billion in July.
Year-over-year, the average goods and services deficit increased $2.3 billion from the three months ending in July 2016.
- Average exports of goods and services increased $10.1 billion from July 2016.
- Average imports of goods and services increased $12.4 billion from July 2016.
U.S. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION UP 0.2% U.S. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION UP 0.2% U.S. - Industrial production rose 0.2 percent in July following an increase of 0.4 percent in June. The index for mining rose 0.5 percent in July for its fourth consecutive monthly ...
... ODUCTION: 9.35 - 9.91 MBD EIA continues to expect US production to rise over the next two years and cross the 10 million b/d threshold in November 2018. It sees output averaging 9.35 million b/d in 2017, up 20,000 b/d from last months outlook, and 9. ...
U.S. DEFICIT $43.6 BLN U.S. DEFICIT $43.6 BLN The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.6 billion in June, down $2.7 billion from $ ...
U.S. FEDERAL FUNDS RATE 1.25% U.S. FEDERAL FUNDS RATE 1.25% In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1 to 1-1/4 percent. The stance of mon ...
... S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP U.S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP While US demand for gas is rising because of higher industrial consumption, more than half of the production increase will be used for LNG for export. By 2022, IEA estimates that the US will be on course to ...
U.S. & RUSSIA: LIMITED IMPACT U.S. & RUSSIA: LIMITED IMPACT The U.S. shale boom—which reshaped world markets for crude oil and natural gas before Mr. Trump took office—has only limited impact on Russia’s standing as a major energy provider to Europe ...
U.S. FRB: INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION UP 0.4% U.S. FRB: INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION UP 0.4% Industrial production rose 0.4 percent in June for its fifth consecutive monthly increase. Manufacturing output moved up 0.2 percent; although factory output has gone up ...
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REUTERS - Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 72 cents at $61.49 per barrel at 1020 GMT, having fallen by 1.5 percent on Tuesday, its largest one-day drop in a month. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 was at $55.12 per barrel, down 58 cents.
BLOOMBERG - Prices dropped during the session as the International Energy Agency said the recent recovery in oil prices, coupled with milder-than-normal winter weather, is slowing demand growth. The worsening outlook for consumption dampened some of the enthusiasm that OPEC and its allies will extend supply curbs.
Global energy needs rise more slowly than in the past but still expand by 30% between today and 2040. This is the equivalent of adding another China and India to today’s global demand.
Product exports have grown significantly over the past several years and are expected to continue to grow as Russian refineries add capacity to produce more high-quality products.