From the Department of Commerce reported:
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $73.3 billion in September, up $7.6 billion from $65.7 billion in August, revised.
September exports were $258.0 billion, $2.8 billion less than August exports. September imports were $331.3 billion, $4.8 billion more than August imports.
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Exports decreased and imports increased in September.
Exports are up 22% year-over-year; imports are up 14% year-over-year.
The second graph shows the U.S. trade deficit, with and without petroleum.
Note that net, exports of petroleum products are slightly positive.
The trade deficit with China increased to $37.3 billion in September, from $36.4 billion a year ago.