1999(pr) Trade Balance
Posted May 2000

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Top Five Merchandise Categories - 1999pr

Trade Surplus/Deficit

Merchandise Categories

1999 Trade Surplus or Deficit in Billions of Dollars

Capital Goods

$14

Industrial Supplies and Materials

($77)

Consumer Goods

($159)

Automobile Vehicles, Engines & Parts

($105)

Food, Feeds, and Beverages

$2

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCES FOR 1999

($347)

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tourism Industries from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), April 2000, Survey of Current Business, page 177 and 178.

Top Four Private Service Categories - 1999pr

Trade Surplus/Deficit

Service Categories

1999 Trade Surplus or Deficit in Billions of Dollars

Other Private Services

$48

International Travel to the U.S. *

$14

Royalties and License Fees

$25

Other Transportation

($7)

TOTAL SERVICE TRADE BALANCES FOR 1999

$80

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), April 2000, Survey of Current Business, page 179.

pr = Preliminary Estimates

*  International Travel is a summary of Travel and Passenger Fares