U.S. November Exports at $177B, Imports at $225B

The United States exported $177.8 billion in goods and services in November and imported $225.6 billion, according to data released on Friday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Commerce Department.

The $47.8 billion deficit is up from $43.3 billion in October, according to revised figures.

Export-Import Bank of the United States, an independent federal Agency, said Friday that export levels are up 32.64 percent since 2009 and that total exports over the past 12 months reached $2.089 billion.

The bank noted on Friday that countries that had the largest annualized increase in goods purchased in the U.S., when compared to 2009, were Turkey at 45.4 percent, Panama at 40.6 percent, Honduras at 37.0 percent, Argentina at 33.4 percent, Hong Kong at 32.9 percent, Peru at 30.7 percent, Chile at 29.2 percent, Brazil at 29.1 percent, South Africa at 28.7 percent, and Thailand at 27.7 percent.

Top industry divisions included aircraft, manufacturing, agriculture, services, and information and communications service providers.

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