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Exports, Imports and Trade Balance

Key Trends

  • The trade deficit for transportation equipment narrowed by 16 percent to $76.3 billion in 2006, led primarily by strong growth in U.S. exports of aircraft, spacecraft, motor vehicles, and construction and mining equipment.
  • Canada is the largest U.S. trading partner in this sector, accounting for 26 percent of U.S. imports and 29 percent of U.S. exports.
  • Almost half of the increase in exports resulted from increasing global demand for large civil aircraft (LCA) and parts for LCA.
  • Motor vehicles, construction and mining equipment, and certain motor vehicle parts showed the largest value increases in U.S. imports.

Trade Shifts in 2006 from 2005

2006 Overview

Sector Shifts

Country Shifts

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