The U.S. Census Bureau released their Merchandise Trade data numbers on May 12th, 2009. The numbers are mixed, but show signs of stabilization of the United States trade economy. The trade deficit increased to $33.3 billion from $28.5 billion in February, but was down nearly 43% from March 2008.
While some of these numbers are encouraging, it is important to note that trade was down across the board. To help illustrate our monthly trade data results more effectively, we will be producing an overview of the U.S. Census numbers when they are released by the government. The first edition of this analysis is shown linked below in a PDF document.
Click here for Zepol’s U.S. Census Merchandise Trade Data Update for March 2009
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