The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Wednesday that the goods and services deficit was $63.9 billion in September, down $3.2 billion from $67 billion in August, revised.
September exports were $176.4 billion, $4.4 billion more than August exports. September imports were $240.2 billion, $1.2 billion more than August imports.
The September decrease in the goods and services deficit reflected a decrease in the goods deficit of $3.1 billion to $80.7 billion and an increase in the services surplus of less than $0.1 billion to $16.8 billion.
Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $38.5 billion, or 8.6%, from the same period in 2019. Exports decreased $329 billion or 17.4%. Imports decreased $290.4 billion or 12.4%.