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U.S. Trade in Electronic Services: 2011–2015

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  • U.S. exports increased by 5.0 percent annually to $57.2 billion in 2015
  • U.S. imports increased by 5.1 percent annually to $44.4 billion in 2015

The U.S. trade surplus in electronic services increased during 2011–15, though exports rose at roughly the same rate as imports. U.S. exports of electronic services rose by $10.2 billion during 2011–15, while imports increased by $8.0 billion. The U.S. trade surplus in electronic services was $12.8 billion in 2015, up from $10.6 billion in 2011. The two largest markets for U.S. exports were the European Union (EU) and Brazil, with exports to both regions driven by sales of telecommunications services. The largest suppliers of electronic services to the United States were India (primarily computer services) and the EU. For more information on U.S. trade in services, see chapter 1 of Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2017 Annual Report..