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Oct 11 (Reuters) - Commerce Department report of U.S. international trade.

Trade in goods and services on balance of payments basis, (seasonally adjusted, in billions of dollars).

Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11Balance -44.22 -42.47 -374.37 -44.78 -369.13Exports 181.28 183.19 1,459.55 178.38 1,389.53Imports 225.50 225.65 1,833.92 223.16 1,758.66

Trade in goods and services on balance of payments basis, (seasonally adjusted percent changes).Aug July Aug12/11Exports -1.0 -1.1 1.6Imports -0.1 -0.6 1.0

Breakdown of goods and services on a BOP basis (seasonally adjusted, in billions of dollars).

TRADE BALANCE Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11Goods -59.33 -57.84 -497.26 -60.21 -489.64Services 15.12 15.37 122.89 15.43 120.51EXPORTS Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11Goods 128.52 130.66 1,041.81 126.52 986.19Services 52.77 52.52 417.74 51.86 403.35IMPORTS Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11Goods 187.85 188.50 1,539.07 186.73 1,475.82Services 37.65 37.15 294.85 36.43 282.84

Trade in goods on a Census basis, seasonally adjusted.Billions of dlrs: Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11

Balance -58.78 -57.30 -491.95 -59.21 -483.19Petroleum -23.49 -21.04 -204.58 -25.61 -219.77Nonpetrol -35.29 -36.27 -287.37 -33.60 -263.43Net Adjusts. -0.55 -0.54 -5.30 -1.00 -6.44Exports 127.10 129.27 1,030.74 125.18 974.21Imports 185.88 186.57 1,522.70 184.39 1,457.41Petroleum 32.52 30.90 284.17 35.88 291.59Nonpetrol 153.37 155.68 1,238.52 148.52 1,165.82Net Adjusts. 1.96 1.93 16.37 2.34 18.42Seasonally adjusted in millions of dollarsEXPORTS-Mln Dlrs: Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11Capital Goods 44,486 44,104 350,929 41,674 324,372Autos/Parts 12,216 12,303 98,486 11,136 87,296

Civ.Aircraft 4,219 4,174 28,898 N/A 20,958IMPORTS-Mln Dlrs: Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11

Capital Goods 44,899 45,406 366,214 42,838 335,589Autos/Parts 25,427 26,200 199,461 21,488 164,659Civ.Aircraft 472 823 5,682 N/A 5,644N/A - not availableUnadjusted Census basis, in millions of dollars.EXPORTS Aug July Jan-Aug12 Jan-Aug11Agricultural 10,788 10,246 88,275 90,227Manufacturing 86,103 80,936 680,420 636,846Crude Oil 179 221 1,213 883

Advanced Tech. 25,542 24,816 199,022 185,944IMPORTS

Aug July Jan-Aug12 Jan-Aug11

Agricultural 8,618 8,590 70,330 65,892

Manufacturing 147,088 144,866 1,126,631 1,051,290

Crude Oil 26,177 25,991 219,996 224,812

Advanced Tech. 32,267 32,955 256,207 247,989

EXPORTS BY COUNTRY/REGION, UNADJUSTED (PCT CHANGE)

AugustCanada 8.4Mexico 9.2EU 3.7China 0.6Japan 12.4South/CentralAmerica 7.6Brazil 14.4OPEC 4.9IMPORTS BY COUNTRY/REGION, UNADJUSTED (PCT CHANGE)Canada 8.8Mexico 5.1EU 1.6China -1.7Japan 4.8South/CentralAmerica 11.5Brazil 15.3OPEC 0.2TRADE BALANCE Aug July Jan-Aug12 Aug11 Jan-Aug11Canada -2,361 -2,091 -21,871 -2,187 -22,173Mexico -4,520 -4,988 -43,431 -5,444 -43,799EU -11,732 -11,970 -75,568 -9,004 -65,991China -28,688 -29,376 -203,121 -28,956 -189,378

Japan -6,714 -6,812 -52,584 -6,414 -38,390Newly Industrial-ized Countries -9 -789 7,421 1,041 7,797South Korea -1,597 -1,902 -10,745 -738 -8,616

Taiwan -1,431 -1,466 -9,590 -1,585 -10,215South/CentralAmerica 373 840 2,195 -746 -5,439Brazil 898 805 5,368 1,618 8,240OPEC -8,076 -8,353 -73,206 -13,263 -89,829

Table lists trade balances only for selected countries

Volume of U.S. energy-related crude and petroleum product imports (unadjusted, in millions of barrels):

Aug July Aug11341.0 337.2 364.4

Value of U.S. crude and petroleum product imports (unadjusted, in billions of dollars):

Aug July Aug1133.42 32.19 37.87

U.S. oil import price per barrel (unadjusted, unit price in dollars):

Aug July Aug1194.36 93.83 102.65FORECAST:

Reuters survey of economists forecast:

$44.0 bln U.S. August trade deficit

NOTES:

Net Adjustments are used to convert from a Census Basis to a Balance-of-Payments basis, and are based on ownership. The BEA does not provide breakdowns of petroleum and nonpetroleum totals on a Balance of Payments basis.

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