Goods and Services Trade Balance

The Goods and Services Trade Balance released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Census Bureau is a balance between exports and imports of total goods and services. A positive value shows trade surplus, while a negative value shows trade deficit. It is an event that generates some volatility for the USD. If a steady demand in exchange for US exports is seen, that would turn into a positive growth in the trade balance, and that should be positive for the USD.<

Most recent - Thursday 2 May 2024 12:30


Lower numbers than forecast tend to be bullish for xxx/USD pairs and bearish for USD/xxx pairs.

Next event - Thursday 6 June 2024 12:30


The typical/expected market impact of this event is low.

There is no forecast value for Goods and Services Trade Balance yet - check back for updates.

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Forecast history

The most recent announced value for Goods and Services Trade Balance was $-69.4B against a forecast of $-69.1B.

Past events

Thursday 2 May 2024 12:30
Thursday 4 April 2024 12:30
Thursday 7 March 2024 13:30
Wednesday 7 February 2024 13:30
Tuesday 9 January 2024 13:30
Wednesday 6 December 2023 13:30
Tuesday 7 November 2023 13:30
Thursday 5 October 2023 12:30
Wednesday 6 September 2023 12:30
Tuesday 8 August 2023 12:30
Thursday 6 July 2023 12:30
Wednesday 7 June 2023 12:30
Thursday 4 May 2023 12:30
Wednesday 5 April 2023 12:30
Wednesday 8 March 2023 13:30
Tuesday 7 February 2023 13:30
Thursday 5 January 2023 13:30
Tuesday 6 December 2022 13:30
Thursday 3 November 2022 12:30
Wednesday 5 October 2022 12:30
Wednesday 7 September 2022 12:30
Thursday 4 August 2022 12:30
Thursday 7 July 2022 12:30
Tuesday 7 June 2022 12:30
Wednesday 4 May 2022 12:30
Tuesday 5 April 2022 12:30
Tuesday 8 March 2022 13:30
Tuesday 8 February 2022 13:30
Thursday 6 January 2022 13:30
Tuesday 7 December 2021 13:30
Thursday 4 November 2021 12:30
Tuesday 5 October 2021 12:30
Thursday 2 September 2021 12:30
Thursday 5 August 2021 12:30
Friday 2 July 2021 12:30
Tuesday 8 June 2021 12:30

Economic context

Recent economic data has been moderately bearish for USD. Other recent announcements which may affect the market's interpretation of the next Goods and Services Trade Balance result:

Existing Home Sales Change (MoM)Bullish change-3.7%-1.9%
Industrial Production (MoM)Bearish change0.1%0%
Building Permits (MoM)Bearish change1.467M1.44M
Housing Starts (MoM)Bullish change1.287M1.36M
Initial Jobless ClaimsBullish change232K222K
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing SurveyBearish change15.54.5
Consumer Price Index (MoM)Bearish change0.4%0.3%
Consumer Price Index (YoY)Bearish change3.5%3.4%
Consumer Price Index ex Food & Energy (MoM)Bearish change0.4%0.3%
Consumer Price Index ex Food & Energy (YoY)Bearish change3.8%3.6%
NY Empire State Manufacturing IndexBearish change-14.3-15.6
Retail Sales (MoM)Bearish change0.6%0%
Retail Sales Control GroupBearish change1%-0.3%
Retail Sales ex Autos (MoM)Bearish change0.9%0.2%
Producer Price Index (MoM)Bullish change-0.1%0.5%
Producer Price Index (YoY)Bullish change1.8%2.2%
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (YoY)Bullish change2.1%2.4%
Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy (MoM)Bullish change-0.1%0.5%
Monthly Budget StatementBullish change$-236B$210B
Michigan Consumer Sentiment IndexBearish change77.267.4
UoM 5-year Consumer Inflation ExpectationBullish change3%3.1%
Initial Jobless ClaimsBearish change209K231K

About Goods and Services Trade Balance

Country:United States
Source:US Census Bureau
Category:Capital Flows

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