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U.S. Trade in Electronic Services: 2010–14

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  • U.S. exports increased by 7.8 percent annually to $55.3 billion in 2014
  • U.S. imports increased by 5.8 percent annually to $41.0 billion in 2014

The U.S. trade surplus in electronic services increased during 2010–14, with exports growing faster than imports. U.S. exports of electronic services rose by $14.4 billion in 2010–14, while U.S. imports increased by $8.3 billion. The U.S. trade surplus in electronic services was $14.3 billion in 2014, up from $8.3 billion in 2010. The two largest markets for U.S. exports were the European Union (EU) and Brazil, with exports to both regions driven by sales of telecommunications services.  The largest suppliers of electronic services to the United States were India (primarily computer services) and the EU. For more information on U.S. trade in services, see chapter 1 of Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2016 Annual Report.