2018 Economic Calendar
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International Trade in Goods  
Released On 10/25/2018 8:30:00 AM For Sep, 2018
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Balance$-75.8 B$-74.4 B$-79.4 B to $-72.6 B
Exports % change-1.6 %
Imports % change0.7 %

Consensus Outlook
The September goods deficit is expected to narrow to a consensus $74.4 billion vs $75.5 billion in August (revised from an initial $75.8 billion). The results will update progress on third-quarter net exports which have been very unfavorable following what was solid improvement in the second quarter.

The Census Bureau is now publishing an advance report on U.S. international trade in goods. The Bureau of Economic Analysis will incorporate these data into its estimates of exports and imports for the advance GDP estimates. This is expected to reduce the size of revisions to GDP growth in the second estimates.

Note that data in the advance goods report are accounted for on a census basis and can differ slightly from subsequent data in the international trade report where goods data are accounted for on a balance of payment basis to adjust for changes in ownership that can occur without goods passing into or out of the US.  Why Investors Care

2018 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/262/273/284/265/306/277/268/289/2710/2511/2812/28
Release For: DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov

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