U.S. exports of goods was $115.6 billion in 2015 compared to $1,504.9 billion in 2014.
U.S. imports of goods decreased $106.6 billion in 2015 to $2,241.1 billion.
“Industrial supplies and materials decreased $180.8 billion, reflecting decreases in crude oil ($120.5 billion) and in fuel oil ($17.3 billion).
The U.S. international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $531.5 billion in 2015 from $508.3 billion in 2014, as exports decreased more than imports.”
ISO standards for freight containers help move all these goods domestically and internationally safely and efficiently. The standards for general cargo, thermal containers, liquid/gases tank containers, and the handling and securing of freight containers, mechanical seals and shipment tagging systems are available for download from ANSI.