International trade consists of both goods and services, yet in the case of US-China trade for some reason both the media and official government releases only seem to quote the goods component.

So for example for 2017 imports were $\$505.6$ bn, exports $\$130.4$bn giving a trade deficit in goods of $\$375.2$bn with China.

I cannot for the life of me find import and export figures for services to and from China.

Can anyone please point me in the right direction? Thanks.


Table 2.2 of https://www.bea.gov/scb/pdf/2017/10-October/1017-international-services-tables.pdf suggests

  • US exports of services to China in 2016 worth $\$54$bn and
  • US imports of services from China in 2016 worth $\$16$bn

Later parts of table 2.2 give a breakdown of types of services. Travel (for all purposes including education) - which should not include transport - seems to be a large part of US exports of services to China


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