The U.S. Census Bureau released its Merchandise Trade data numbers on December 10th for October 2010. The Merchandise Trade balance increased 13.9% over last October and shrank 10.3% from the previous month. Imports rose 2.3% from September and gained 16.1% over last year, while exports increased by 9.1% from the previous month and 17.2% over October 2009.
Below is an in-depth breakdown of the U.S. Census Merchandise Trade data. This month we have highlighted 5 interesting items that we found while looking at October's data; here are the highlights:
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- Imports of Toys and High Value items part of the reason for increase
- Indonesia over Russia for the new BRIC
- China trade issues
- How Containerized shipments have fared
- Export ports important to the U.S. economy