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

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  • U.S. exports increased 7.0 percent annually to $246.2 billion in 2015
  • U.S. imports increased 6.2 percent annually to $148.4 billion in 2015

U.S. exports of travel services (which reflect money spent in the United States by visiting nonresidents) rose $58.6 billion from 2011–2015, while U.S. imports (which reflect money spent in foreign countries by visiting U.S. residents) increased by $31.9 billion during the same period. The United States reported a trade surplus in travel services of $97.9 billion in 2015, up from $71.2 billion in 2011. The largest markets for U.S. exports of travel services were the European Union (EU), China, and Canada, with China overtaking Canada as the second largest market in 2014. The largest suppliers of U.S. imports were the EU, Mexico, and Canada. For more information on U.S. trade in services, see chapter 1 of Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2017 Annual Report..