Visualising America’s “Irrelevant” Exports & Imports

The U. S. Census Bureau recently released its data on U. S. trade in goods by selected countries and world region for 2015. HowMuch.net built three maps to provide a proportional visualization of the trade that occurs between the U. S. and other countries.
Exports are represented in green, imports are represented in red, and the balance (exports – imports) is represented by red or green depending on whether the U. S. has exported more or less goods than it has imported. For instance, if a country’s imports exceeds its exports, the country will experience a trade deficit, which represents an outflow of domestic currency to foreign markets.
Based on the data, the U. S. exported over $1.5 trillion and imported over $2.2 trillion in goods throughout 2015. This leaves leaves the U. S. with a negative balance of $735 billion!

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/05/2016.