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U.S. Trade in Distribution Services: 2014–18

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In 2018, U.S. cross-border exports of distribution services totaled $51.4 billion, while imports totaled $66.2 billion, yielding a trade deficit of $14.8 billion. Exports increased by 7.2 percent from 2017, while imports increased by 5.2 percent. The EU, China, and Japan were the largest markets for U.S. cross-border exports of distribution services. The EU, Japan, and Canada were the largest suppliers of imports. For more information on trade in distribution services, see Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2019 Annual Report.