U.S. Exports and Imports – 2015 v. 2014

U.S. exports of goods was $115.6 billion in 2015 compared to $1,504.9 billion in 2014.

Graph of US exports in 2014 and 2015. Shipping requires containers that meet ISO standards

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.”

Data above was obtained from U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis – Economics and Statistics Administration – U.S. Department of Commerce

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.

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