The U.S. increased its exports of flat glass from December 2016 to January 2017 but decreased its imports, according to DWM’s analysis of U.S. Department of Commerce data. However, on a year-over-year basis, the categories were flipped.

Exports of goods in the “glass-plate, sheet, etc.” classification were up 6.5 percent to $114 million for the month but down a significant 20.8 percent compared to January 2016, DOC data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show.

Imports were down 1.3 percent in January from December but up 5.8 percent from the same time last year. Imports for the month totaled $147 million.

Overall, the nation’s goods and services deficit was $48.5 billion in January, up $4.2 billion from December. January exports were $192.1 billion, $1.1 billion more than December exports. January imports were $240.6 billion, $5.3 billion more than December imports.

Year-over-year, the goods and services deficit increased $5.1 billion, or 11.8 percent, from January 2016. Exports increased $13.3 billion or 7.4 percent. Imports increased $18.4 billion or 8.3 percent.


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