The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Tuesday that the goods and services deficit was $73.3 billion in August, up $2.9 billion from a revised $70.3 billion in July.
August exports were $213.7 billion, $! billion more than July exports. August imports were $287.0 billion, $4 billion more than July imports.
The August increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $1.6 billion to $89.4 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of $1.4 billion to $16.2 billion.
Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit increased $140.8 billion, or 33.7%, from the same period in 2020. Exports increased $244.3 billion or 17.5%. Imports increased $385.1 billion or 21.2 %.