The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on $187 Billion in September exports per press release dated Thursday, November 8th 2012, 8:30 A.M. release.
The bureau also reported total imports of $228.5 Billion resulting in a total goods and services deficit of $41.5 Billion down from $43.8 Billion in August. In September, Exports were $5.6 Billion more than August Exports of $181.4 Billion. September imports were $3.4 Billion more than August imports of $225.2 Billion.
In September, the goods deficit decreased $1.4 Billion from August to $57.5 Billion, and the services surplus increased $.8 billion from August to $15.9 billion.
The monthly trade deficit has been significant for many years with many politicians in Congress wanted to fix the trade deficit, without success.